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The Partisan Movements in Belarus During World War II (Part One)

January 30, 2015

Belarus stands out from other European countries in terms of the casualty rates it suffered during World War II: close to one-third of the entire population of Belarus perished in the war. Another distinguishing feature of...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Domestic/Social, Europe, Belarus, Military/Security

North Caucasus Militants Split Between Caucasus Emirate and Islamic State, as Radical Islam Gains Influence in Region

January 30, 2015

In the run-up to the fifth anniversary of the founding the North Caucasus Federal District, Russia’s Ministry of Interior officially reported the results of 2014. It said the law enforcement agencies last year killed 259 members...

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

Fissures in Russo-Armenian Partnership Spill out Into Yerevan’s International Relations

January 30, 2015

As the investigation into the January 12 murder of the Avetisyan family (see EDM, January 16) continues, several top Armenian officials have admitted that the Russian side’s refusal to hand over Valery Permyakov, Russian soldier...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, The Caucasus, Armenia, Russia, Home Page, South Caucasus

North Caucasus Militants Split Between Caucasus Emirate and Islamic State, as Radical Islam Gains Influence in Region

January 30, 2015

In the run-up to the fifth anniversary of the founding the North Caucasus Federal District, Russia’s Ministry of Interior officially reported the results of 2014. It said the law enforcement agencies last year killed 259 members...

Category: North Caucasus Analysis

Moscow Becomes Increasingly Worried About Russian Nationals Fighting With Islamic State

January 29, 2015

Russia has finally become concerned about its nationals fighting in Syria against its ally, Bashar al-Assad, and has begun targeting fighters returning from abroad. The authorities’ actions sometimes take an outrageous turn, such...

Category: North Caucasus Analysis

Kazakhstan’s Foreign Policy: One for All, or All for One?

January 29, 2015

On December 26, 2014, Kazakhstani Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov delivered an official briefing on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ 2014 activities. He provided a broad overview of Kazakhstan’s main foreign policy achievements...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Central Asia, Kazakhstan

Moscow Becomes Increasingly Worried About Russian Nationals Fighting With Islamic State

January 29, 2015

Russia has finally become concerned about its nationals fighting in Syria against its ally, Bashar al-Assad, and has begun targeting fighters returning from abroad. The authorities’ actions sometimes take an outrageous turn, such...

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

Now You See It, Now You Don’t: Putin Cheating on the Armistice Line in Ukraine

January 29, 2015

Russian President Vladimir Putin is playing a cheating game with the West and Ukraine, not only hollowing out the Minsk armistice agreements (see EDM, January 22, 23, 27), but even shifting the agreed-upon demarcation line on the...

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

Minsk Ceasefire Agreements Are Dead, but the Russian Offensive Is Faltering

January 29, 2015

The Minsk ceasefire agreements, signed last September by the representatives of Russia, Ukraine, the Moscow-backed rebels and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), were designed to stop the fighting in...

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

Authorities Crack Down on Tatarstan Activists

January 28, 2015

On December 28, 2014, authorities in the city of Naberezhnye Chelny, Tatarstan, detained Tatar rights activist Rafis Kashapov upon his return from Turkey, where he had reportedly received medical treatment and held meetings with...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, Europe, Ukraine, Crimea, Russia, Middle Volga

Tensions Continue Along Line of Contact Around Karabakh

January 28, 2015

On January 2–3, clashes took place along the Line of Contact between Azerbaijan and the unrecognized, Armenian-backed Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR), resulting in casualties on both sides. Though a cease-fire between Armenia and...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, The Caucasus, Azerbaijan , Armenia, South Caucasus

Is Belarus Benefiting From a Change in the West’s Perspective?

January 28, 2015

It is tempting to slip into a spiral of sensationalism when describing the concurrent trends in Belarus’s foreign relations and national aspirations, even though—if history is any guide—these trends may be reversed as abruptly as...

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

Authorities Crack Down on Tatarstan Activists

January 28, 2015

On December 28, 2014, authorities in the city of Naberezhnye Chelny, Tatarstan, detained Tatar rights activist Rafis Kashapov upon his return from Turkey, where he had reportedly received medical treatment and held meetings with...

Category: North Caucasus Analysis

With Upcoming Presidential Election, Status Quo Looks Likely to Remain Unchanged

January 27, 2015

Nearly two more months remain before the presidential elections in Uzbekistan, to be held on March 29, and candidates from all four political parties have been identified (Uzbekistan.org, January 26). However, any change to the...

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

Russian Think Tank That Pushed for Invasion of Ukraine Wants Moscow to Overthrow Lukashenka

January 27, 2015

Analysts at the Russian Institute for Strategic Research (RISI), a Moscow-based think tank that pushed hard for Russia to invade Ukraine (Nr2.com.ua, January 13), are now urging Moscow to overthrow Belarusian leader Alyaksandr...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Military/Security, Russia

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