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Ukraine’s Security Challenges in the East and Military Reform

July 15, 2015 02:00 PM

 

On July 27, 2015, The Jamestown Foundation hosted former Ukrainian Deputy Minister of Defense, Admiral Ihor Kabanenko, and Vice President of Kyiv-based high-technology firm KM Core, Bohdan Kupych....


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Shyrokyne ‘Demilitarized Zone’: Russia’s New Idea of Conflict-Management in Ukraine’s East

August 14, 2015

Russia proposes to turn the Ukrainian stronghold Shyrokyne, key to defending the strategic Azov sea port city of Mariupol (Mariupil), into a “demilitarized zone” under joint or shared control by Ukraine, Russia and the “Donetsk...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Vlad’s Corner, Home Page, Military/Security, Europe, Ukraine, Russia

Shyrokyne: Strategic Asset, Political Symbol on Ukraine’s Azov Sea Coast

August 14, 2015

The Contact Group on Ukraine (Minsk Group) has recently been debating a proposal to turn the Ukrainian stronghold Shyrokyne, key to defending the Azov Sea port city of Mariupol (Mariupil), into a “demilitarized zone.” The Contact...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Vlad’s Corner, Home Page, Featured, Military/Security, Europe, Ukraine, Russia

Ukraine Skeptical Toward Buffer Zone Proposal in Minsk Contact Group

August 13, 2015

Soon after the signing of the Minsk Two armistice (February 2015), the Minsk Contact Group began considering a further set of military disengagement measures in Ukraine’s east. The Minsk Contact Group—Russia, Ukraine, the...

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

Minsk Ceasefire Unenforceable, Unverifiable in Ukraine’s Russian-Controlled Territory

August 13, 2015

On August 10, a battalion-sized strike force supported by artillery and armor of the Russian-led “Donetsk People’s Republic” (“DPR”) attempted to break through Ukrainian lines at Starohnativka, on the distant approaches to...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Vlad’s Corner, Home Page, Military/Security, Europe, Ukraine

Two Chechen Battalions Are Fighting in Ukraine on Kyiv’s Side

August 13, 2015

It did not come as much of a surprise when the leader of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, acknowledged that pro-Russian Chechens were involved in the conflict in Ukraine. This was something that everybody knew, but no Russian official...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Military/Security, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Europe, Ukraine, Russia

August in Donbas: Will the War Spread?

August 13, 2015

The speaker of the Duma (Russian lower house of parliament), Sergei Naryshkin, published an article in the government daily Rossiyskaya Gazeta this week (August 9), making dark predictions about August and attacking the United...

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Debates on Finlandization for Ukraine

August 12, 2015

The issue of Ukraine’s prospective future membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) surfaced again recently with the publication of the latest public opinion poll, according to which, a historical high of almost...

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

Lukashenka’s Interview With ‘Unfriendly’ Media Outlets

August 12, 2015

On August 4, President Alyaksandr Lukashenka gave a 4.5-hour-long interview to journalists representing three media outlets not run by the Belarusian state. Ranked in ascending order of their history of vociferous criticism of...

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

Obama Administration Placates Russia on Ukraine

August 10, 2015

Diplomacy by the United States and Western Europe has recently intensified pressure on Ukraine to legitimize the Russian-controlled Donetsk and Luhansk “people’s republics” (see EDM, July 31). Meanwhile, Moscow has almost fallen...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Vlad’s Corner, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, Info Warfare/Media, Europe, Ukraine, Western Europe

Russia’s Reputation Sinks Precipitously in International Opinion Polls

August 10, 2015

While breaking the norms of international behavior at its own discretion, Russia may fancy itself a champion of change in the world order; but in fact, it is increasingly seen as an arrogant maverick and a sore loser. Russian...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Economics, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, The Caucasus, Georgia, China and the Asia-Pacific, China

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Ukraine

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Shyrokyne ‘Demilitarized Zone’: Russia’s New Idea of Conflict-Management in Ukraine’s East

August 14, 2015 04:08 PM

Russia proposes to turn the Ukrainian stronghold Shyrokyne, key to defending the strategic Azov sea port city of Mariupol (Mariupil), into a “demilitarized zone” under joint or shared control by...


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Belarus

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Lukashenka’s Interview With ‘Unfriendly’ Media Outlets

August 12, 2015 04:17 PM

On August 4, President Alyaksandr Lukashenka gave a 4.5-hour-long interview to journalists representing three media outlets not run by the Belarusian state. Ranked in ascending order of their history...


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Moldova

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Net Setback for Moldova and Its Reforms in the Latest Elections (Part Three)

July 2, 2015 05:09 PM

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*To read Part Two, please click here.

 

Politician Renato Usatii is a native of Moldova but is a product of the Vladimir Putin era in Russia. Born in 1978,...


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Baltics

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Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania May Be Bargaining Chips for Moscow in a Quid Pro Quo Game

July 2, 2015 05:02 PM

The Russian Prosecutor General’s Office (Genprocuratura) announced it was investigating the legality of the independence of the Baltic States—Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania—which were recognized by...


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Balkans

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The Greek Crisis: Financial and Political Risks to the Balkans

July 22, 2015 05:04 PM

Although the Greek banks reopened on July 20, and Athens repaid some of its debt to the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank, unease about the Greek crisis continues in the...


Cat: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Domestic/Social, Economics, Foreign Policy, Europe, Bulgaria, Balkans, Romania
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Bulgaria

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The Greek Crisis: Financial and Political Risks to the Balkans

July 22, 2015 05:04 PM

Although the Greek banks reopened on July 20, and Athens repaid some of its debt to the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank, unease about the Greek crisis continues in the...


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Romania

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The Greek Crisis: Financial and Political Risks to the Balkans

July 22, 2015 05:04 PM

Although the Greek banks reopened on July 20, and Athens repaid some of its debt to the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank, unease about the Greek crisis continues in the...


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Western Europe

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Rise of Islamic State Reignites British Radicalization Threat

August 21, 2015 04:42 PM

During much of the 1990s and 2000s, the United Kingdom was the undisputed hub of much of the jihadist radicalization and activism in Western Europe. This was caused by a confluence of factors,...


Cat: Terrorism Monitor, Global Terrorism Analysis, Home Page, Featured, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, Terrorism, Western Europe, Iraq
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Central Europe

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Southern Gas Corridor’s Advances Cool off Energy Cooperation Between Italy and Russia

August 3, 2015 05:38 PM

The European Union–backed Southern Gas Corridor (SGC) project continues to gain traction against the Moscow-led Turkish Stream natural gas pipeline initiative. The game-changer in the Euro-Russian...


Cat: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Economics, Energy, Transit, Foreign Policy, The Caucasus, Georgia, Azerbaijan , Central Asia
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