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Baltic Defense & Security After Ukraine: New Challenges, New Threats

April 30, 2015 09:00 AM

To commemorate 25 years of Baltic independence, The Jamestown Foundation is proud to announce that, on April 30, it will organize a conference entitled, “Baltic Defense & Security After Ukraine:...


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Russia’s Refusal to Restructure Debt Hinders Assistance Plan for Ukraine

April 27, 2015

Ukraine has to generate $15.3 billion over four years with the help of a debt restructuring plan agreed, last March, with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The IMF, which approved a new $17.5 billion loan for Ukraine and...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Economics, Europe, Ukraine, Russia

Gazprom Must Compromise on EU Charges, but Putin Cannot

April 27, 2015

The European Commission delivered, on April 22, a “statement of objections” resulting from its probe launched back in September 2012, which amounts to charging Gazprom with abusing its dominant position on the gas market in...

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Putin Outlines Current Policy Toward Ukraine (Part Two)

April 24, 2015

Addressing Russia’s populace and, implicitly, Ukraine in his annual phone-in dialogue (see Part One in EDM, April 23), Russian President Vladimir Putin torpedoed the Minsk Two agreement beyond repair: “I say outright and...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Vlad’s Corner, Home Page, Featured, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, Europe, Ukraine, Russia

Putin Outlines Current Policy Toward Ukraine (Part One)

April 23, 2015

In his annual phone-in conversation with Russia’s populace and in follow-up interviews, President Vladimir Putin has expounded at length on Russia’s current policy objectives regarding Ukraine (Interfax, Kremlin.ru, April 16,...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Vlad’s Corner, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, Europe, Ukraine, Russia

Russia Paying Steep Price for Annexing Crimea

April 23, 2015

This week (April 21), Russian prime minister and former president Dmitry Medvedev spent several hours presenting to the State Duma (lower house of parliament) the annual government report on policies and achievements in 2014, as...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Domestic/Social, Economics, Europe, Ukraine, Crimea

Ukraine’s Ineffectual Information Ministry: Underfunded or Misconceived?

April 22, 2015

Informational warfare has been a critical part of Russia’s hybrid war against Ukraine. As Russian military reporter and veteran of the Russia’s two wars in Chechnya, Arkadiy Babchenko, argues, “I believe this [the ongoing...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Cyber, Info Warfare/Media, Military/Security, Foreign Policy, Europe, Crimea, Ukraine

The Faltering Russian Economy Makes a Renewed Ukraine Offensive More Likely

April 20, 2015

“Boring” is perhaps the prevalent impression of President Vladimir Putin’s televised four-hour-long Q & A session that aired last Thursday (April 16), which was meant to demonstrate his good health and relaxed attitude to the...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Domestic/Social, Economics, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, Europe, Ukraine, Russia

Will Turkey Choose the European or Eurasian Energy Union?

April 17, 2015

The sixth meeting of the World Forum on Energy Regulation is scheduled to be held on May 25–28, in Istanbul, and is being organized by the office of the prime minister of the Turkish Republic. The competitive and dynamically...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Energy, The Caucasus, South Caucasus , Azerbaijan , Europe, Russia, Turkey

Belarus Comes Under Criticism From Both Sides

April 17, 2015

A worsening economy, a strengthening national identity, a demographic recovery, and growing Russian criticism of Belarus’s sense of nationhood apart from Russia continue to dominate the news emanating from Belarus. In February...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Domestic/Social, Europe, Belarus

Moscow’s Pressure on Belarus Increasingly Counterproductive

April 14, 2015

Moscow’s increasing pressure on Minsk to hew the pro-Russia line is proving to be counterproductive in three ways: First, it has prompted President Alyaksandr Lukashenka to take on even more independent positions—and owing to...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Europe, Belarus

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Ukraine

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Russia’s Refusal to Restructure Debt Hinders Assistance Plan for Ukraine

April 27, 2015 04:37 PM

Ukraine has to generate $15.3 billion over four years with the help of a debt restructuring plan agreed, last March, with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The IMF, which approved a new $17.5...


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Belarus

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Belarus in the Run-Up to New Elections

April 21, 2015 04:33 PM

Belarus’s presidential elections are going to take place on November 15, 2015. This time, the pre-election period promises to be less eventful than in 2001, 2006 or 2010. The opposition has failed to...


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Moldova

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Moldova Risks Opening Pandora’s Box With ‘National-Cultural’ Districts

April 14, 2015 05:19 PM

The Gagauz autonomous territory, instituted in 1994, is the only jurisdiction with ethnic autonomy in Moldova. Adjacent to the Gagauz territory, the Bulgarian-majority district (“raion”) of Taraclia...


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Baltics

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Public Interest and Shale Gas in Lithuania: Is Reconciliation Possible?

November 13, 2014 04:46 PM

Just prior to his mid-October 2014 visit to the United States, Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius revealed that his talks with the US government would devote special attention to energy...


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Balkans

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Reaching out to the Balkans: Expansion of Azerbaijan’s Defense Cooperation?

March 20, 2015 04:50 PM

The March 10–14 visit by Azerbaijani Defense Minister Zakir Hasanov to Croatia and Slovenia attracted little attention in the local media. However, various background developments in the wake of...


Cat: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Foreign Policy, The Caucasus, Azerbaijan , Europe, Balkans
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Bulgaria

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Russia-Ukraine War’s Impact on European Energy—A Net Assessment of Developments in Europe’s Energy Security Strategy Since the Start of 2014

October 20, 2014 05:11 PM

The Russia-Ukraine war has presented the most serious threat to European energy security since the end of the Cold War. Almost half of the Russian natural gas delivered to European markets in 2013...


Cat: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Energy, Europe, Balkans, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Baltics, Central Europe
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Romania

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Romania Pushes NATO on Securing Black Sea Area in Response to Russia’s Militarization of Crimea

September 24, 2014 04:08 PM

After meeting consistent Ukrainian military opposition in Luhansk and Donetsk, following a largely non-violent annexation of Crimea, Russian planners seemed to have reassessed Ukraine’s resolve to...


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Western Europe

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BRIEFS

April 17, 2015 12:00 PM

AQAP REBOUNDS IN YEMEN AMID AIRSTRIKES

James Brandon

Early on April 2, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) fighters launched a surprise attack in al-Mukalla, eastern Yemen’s main port and the...


Cat: Terrorism Monitor, Brief, Global Terrorism Analysis, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, Yemen, Western Europe
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Central Europe

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More Competition, Less Expensive Russian Gas in Ukraine’s Market (Part One)

April 3, 2015 12:30 PM

On April 1, on President Vladimir Putin’s instructions (Kremlin.ru, March 31; Interfax, April 1), Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev prolonged the validity of the existing agreement on Russian natural...


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