The Kremlin’s Game of Threats

Last week (March 19), speaking at an annual conference of the Union of Russian Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)—Russia’s main business lobbying group—President Vladimir Putin promoted a previously announced financial...

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Central Asians Fighting in Ukraine May Lead to Tensions With Russia

March 26, 2015

On March 17, the Russian and Kyrgyzstani services of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) published a long interview with a citizen of Kyrgyzstan identified as Manas (not his real name), who said he had fought alongside the...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Military/Security, Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan , Europe, Ukraine, Russia

Security Operation in Dagestan Apparently Kills Rebels and Bystanders Alike

March 26, 2015

During the past 16 years of battling militants in the North Caucasus, Russia’s security services and police have generally avoided taking prisoners among the insurgents. This tendency was recently displayed once again in an...

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

The Kremlin’s Game of Threats

March 26, 2015

Last week (March 19), speaking at an annual conference of the Union of Russian Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)—Russia’s main business lobbying group—President Vladimir Putin promoted a previously announced financial...

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

Armenia Poised to Make Pivotal Decision About Further Cooperation With European Union

March 25, 2015

European Union officials hope that among the outcomes of the upcoming May 2015 Eastern Partnership (EaP) summit in Riga will be a new and more flexible cooperation framework for redefining the EU’s relations with Armenia and...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Foreign Policy, The Caucasus, Armenia, Europe

China Seeks Massive Investments in Georgia

March 25, 2015

Until now, Georgia’s economic situation has been most clearly defined by its movement closer to Europe thanks to last year’s signing of the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area agreement with the European Union (Slon.ru, July...

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

Soviet-Style Rallies in the North Caucasus and Beyond Mark Crimea Annexation Anniversary

March 25, 2015

On March 18, Russia marked the first anniversary of the annexation of Crimea. The extent of the celebrations in southern Russia varied dramatically, according to Kavkazsky Uzel news agency reporters who were on the scene. Twenty...

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

Marginalization of Tajikistan’s Political Opposition Could Threaten Security

March 24, 2015

On March 1, Tajikistan held parliamentary elections. The Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan (IRPT) officially received less than 2 percent of the votes cast and lost its only two seats in the 63-member parliament (BBC Tajik,...

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

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January 8, 2015

During the week of October 14–20, 2014, Eurasia Daily Monitor presented a series of special issues featuring net assessments of developments across Eurasia since the beginning of the year. Following Ukraine’s Revolution of...

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Zapad-2013: A View From Helsinki

August 18, 2014

As a full-fledged war between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed irregulars rages on in Ukraine’s eastern region of Donbas, Western defense experts are only now beginning to thoroughly assess the military lessons of the...

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The South Caucasus 2021: Oil, Democracy and Geopolitics

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A retrospective of the 20 years of independence experienced by the countries of the South Caucasus clearly demonstrates the difficulties involved in building a state and restoring an economy after...


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Wladimir van Wilgenburg Quoted by AP

March 24, 2015

AP quoted Wladimir van Wilgenburg, an analyst of Kurdish affairs, on how Syrian Kurds, Turkey and the United States are interacting after victory at Kobane.

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Michael Ryan Quoted by The Daily Caller

March 18, 2015

The Daily Caller discussed the existence of a global jihadist movement with Senior Fellow Michael Ryan.

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