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Georgia and Armenia Try to Maintain Friendship Across Geopolitical Barriers

December 17, 2014

Last week (December 11), Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan paid an official two-day visit to Georgia (Newsday.ge, December 11). The head of the Armenian government held intensive talks with his Georgian counterpart, Irakli...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Foreign Policy, The Caucasus, South Caucasus , Armenia, Georgia

In the Balkans, Putin’s Winning Ticket Is Kosovo

December 17, 2014

In light of Russia’s recent political and military advances into Ukraine, Georgia’s Abkhazia, Moldova, as well as fears of further provocations in the Baltic States, attention has focused recently on Russia’s influence over the...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Europe, Balkans, Russia

Russian Energy Proposals for Turkey Could Undermine Southern Gas Corridor

December 17, 2014

As 2014 draws to a close, energy developments in the Eurasian region have been gaining new prominence. Notably, on December 1, Russian President Vladimir Putin paid a state visit to Turkey to attend the fifth meeting of the...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Energy, The Caucasus, South Caucasus , Azerbaijan , Europe, Balkans, Russia

Dagestani Militants Suffer Losses Amid Intensified Russian Security Efforts

December 17, 2014

The insurgency in Dagestan was plagued by a series of failures last week. On December 9, the Russian security services killed the leader of the rebels’ Makhachkala sector, 25-year-old Emir Usman (Ruslan Darsamov). The incident...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Military/Security, Terrorism, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Russia

Dagestani Militants Suffer Losses Amid Intensified Russian Security Efforts

December 17, 2014

The insurgency in Dagestan was plagued by a series of failures last week. On December 9, the Russian security services killed the leader of the rebels’ Makhachkala sector, 25-year-old Emir Usman (Ruslan Darsamov). The incident...

Category: North Caucasus Analysis

Kazakhstan Reacts to Video of Children With Islamic State

December 16, 2014

On November 22, the Islamic State organization (formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria—ISIS) released the fifth edition of its online magazine, Dabiq 5, which on the back cover featured a full-page photo of a boy...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Terrorism, Military/Security, Central Asia, Kazakhstan , Middle East, Syria

Kazakhstan Risks Becoming a ‘Second’ Ukraine in 2015, Russian Linguist Says

December 16, 2014

Astana’s language and nationality policies have put Kazakhstan at risk of becoming a second Ukraine in 2015, according to Ilya Namovir, a Russian linguist who edits the “Russians in Kazakhstan” portal. The next twelve months are...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Central Asia, Kazakhstan , Russia

Moscow Juggling the Concept of Ukraine’s Territorial Integrity (Part Three)

December 16, 2014

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*To read Part Two, please click here.

 

In order to stimulate centrifugal processes in Ukraine, the Kremlin needs the Donetsk and Luhansk “people’s republics” to remain within Ukraine’s...

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

Moscow Juggling the Concept of Ukraine’s Territorial Integrity (Part Two)

December 16, 2014

*To read Part One, please click here.

Moscow proposes to resolve the conflict in Donbas (eastern Ukrainian region encompassing the Donetsk and Luhansk provinces) by turning the Russian-controlled Donetsk and Luhansk territories...

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

Experts See Planned Russian Road Connecting Dagestan to Georgia as Threat to Latter

December 15, 2014

The plans to build a road connecting Dagestan to Georgia have caused concern among experts outside Russia (see EDM, October 2). Following its moves in eastern Ukraine, the annexation of Crimea, its war with Georgia in 2008 and...

Category: North Caucasus Analysis

Issues in Russia-Turkey Relations After Crimea

December 15, 2014

On December 4, Major-General Oleksandr Rozmazninov, of Ukraine’s General Staff, reported a Russian deployment of the Iskander-M tactical missile system to Crimea. (Dzerkalo Tyzhnia, December 4). This and other Russian military...

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

Azerbaijani-Serbian Relations Booming Thanks to Mutual Interests

December 15, 2014

On December 10, a delegation from the Serbian National Assembly, led by parliamentary speaker Maja Gojkovic, visited the Azerbaijani capital of Baku (Azernews.az, December 10). During their two-day visit, the members of the...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Foreign Policy, The Caucasus, South Caucasus , Azerbaijan , Europe, Balkans

Experts See Planned Russian Road Connecting Dagestan to Georgia as Threat to Latter

December 15, 2014

The plans to build a road connecting Dagestan to Georgia have caused concern among experts outside Russia (see EDM, October 2). Following its moves in eastern Ukraine, the annexation of Crimea, its war with Georgia in 2008 and...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Military/Security, Transit, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , South Caucasus , Georgia

Putin’s Passage to India: Where Did It Lead?

December 15, 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin termed his recent trip to India “productive” and “positive.” Indeed, twenty agreements were signed with India, pertaining mainly to economic issues, energy supplies and arms sales (Kremlin.ru,...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Foreign Policy, Economics, Russia, South Asia, India

Rebel Attack on Grozny May Spur Attacks in Other Parts of the North Caucasus

December 12, 2014

The Chechen militant assault on Grozny on December 4 (TASS, December 5) is bound to have an impact on the neighboring republics. What the impact will be and how the other republics will try to prevent similar attacks by the...

Category: North Caucasus Analysis

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