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Future of the SCO Under Question After Tashkent Summit

June 29, 2016

The fifteenth meeting of the heads of state of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) took place on June 23–24, in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Participation in these annual meetings has been growing over the past several years and...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Central Asia, Uzbekistan , Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan , Tajikistan , China, South Asia

Businessmen in North Ossetia Politically Resurgent as Moscow’s Ability to Finance Republic Wanes

June 29, 2016

The financial crisis in the North Caucasus is gradually intensifying, as the large debt of its republics is exacerbated by falling revenues (see EDM, June 22, 2015). Paradoxically, the economic crunch first of all affects the...

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

Russia’s June 2016 Snap Exercise: Same Old Story, but With a New Touch

June 29, 2016

Russian President Vladimir Putin initiated a country-wide snap exercise, on June 14, which lasted until June 22, though some units continued to hold maneuvers the following day (Mil.ru, June 14; RIA Novosti, June 23). Various...

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

Putin Bluffs on Challenging NATO

June 28, 2016

President Vladimir Putin has reacted cautiously and avoided outright triumphalism over the Brexit of the United Kingdom from the European Union, while much of his recent comments on the forthcoming presidential election in the...

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

Ukraine Fears Political Consequences of Brexit Vote

June 28, 2016

While the global media is busy discussing mainly the economic consequences of the Brexit vote, Ukraine is wary of the political ones. On the one hand, the significance of the United Kingdom as an export market for Ukraine is...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Europe, Ukraine, Western Europe

Minsk Fears Moscow May Organize Hybrid War and Color Revolution in Belarus

June 28, 2016

Many governments in the post-Soviet space fear they may be threatened by a color revolution; others are worried that they will become victims of a hybrid war. But Belarus is worried about both at the same time, something that...

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

Young North Caucasus Muslims Oppose Russia’s Air Strikes in Syria

June 27, 2016

A recent poll among North Caucasian youth by the Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VTsIOM) found that many young people in the region disapprove of the Russian air strikes in Syria. The finding is even more surprising...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Middle East, Syria, Russia

Implementing Reserve System an Uphill Battle for Russia

June 27, 2016

Russia carried out mysterious snap military exercises from June 14 to 22. Although they were publicized in the media, the number of participants as well as the units involved were not mentioned. Russian Defense Minister Sergei...

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

Russia’s ‘Pivot’ to China Is Reduced to High-Level Bonhomie

June 27, 2016

Expectations regarding President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Beijing on Saturday (June 25) had been rather subdued, and the modest results were mostly immaterial. Last year, the two leaders grandiosely celebrated their countries’...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Foreign Policy, Russia, China

Jihadist Threat Persists in Kosovo and Albania Despite Government Efforts

June 24, 2016

Since the emergence of Islamic State (IS), more than 1,000 people from countries in the Western Balkans have flocked to the group as foreign fighters, predominantly from Muslim majority areas in Albania, Kosovo, Bosnia, and from...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Global Terrorism Analysis, Home Page, Terrorism, Europe, Balkans

Political Stalemate Heightens Appeal of Religious Extremism for Western Sahara Youth

June 24, 2016

The death from illness on May 31 of the Polisario Front’s long-time leader Mohamed Abdelaziz has brought the exiled Sahrawi independence movement of the Western Sahara to an ideological crossroads. The Polisario nation, known as...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Global Terrorism Analysis, Home Page, Terrorism, Africa, North Africa

Bangladesh Launches Crackdown on Islamist Threat

June 24, 2016

After months denying the existence of transnational jihadist groups on its soil in the face of a violent campaign against secular and progressive forces, Bangladeshi authorities appear to have woken up to the reality of extremist...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Home Page, Global Terrorism Analysis, Terrorism, South Asia

BRIEFS

June 24, 2016

JORDAN: SUICIDE ATTACK RAISES FEARS IN SYRIA’S NEIGHBOR

A suicide car bomber killed six members of Jordan’s security forces and injured 14 others at a military post on the border with Syria, close to the al-Rukban refugee camp...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Home Page, Terrorism, East Africa, Africa, Middle East, Syria

Sixteen Rebels Killed in North Caucasus in Just One Week

June 24, 2016

After the armed Islamist underground movement in southern Dagestan lost ten militants, including the group’s amir, Abu Yasir (Gasan Abdullaev) (see EDM, June 23), the militants of the armed underground movement in...

Category: North Caucasus Analysis

China Relocating Heavy Enterprises to Kyrgyzstan

June 24, 2016

Beijing and Bishkek have started negotiations on relocating 40 Chinese factories and plants to Kyrgyzstan. While Kyrgyzstan’s government says that this will help reindustrialize the country, there are concerns in Kyrgyz society...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Economics, Foreign Policy, Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan, China and the Asia-Pacific, China

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