Elections in Ukraine’s Secessionist Territory: A Topic of International Negotiation (Part One)

Ukraine is scheduled to hold local elections throughout the country (except the Russian-occupied territories) on October 25—the first such elections since the advent of a Western-oriented Ukrainian government.

Under Ukrainian...

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Moscow Paves the Way to Replace Dagestani Leader

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Dagestan has not seen potentially destabilizing arrests of top officials since the arrest of the mayor of Makhachkala on June 1, 2013 (RIA Novosti, June 1, 2013). That is why the news about a police search of the home of one of...

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Once Again Moscow Tries to Intimidate Tokyo

July 31, 2015

Despite the best efforts of both Moscow and Tokyo to sustain the momentum toward a full normalization of their relations and a genuine rapprochement (see EDM, February 24, 2014; June 10, 2014), once again Russia has tried to...

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Elections in Ukraine’s Secessionist Territory: A Topic of International Negotiation (Part Two)

July 31, 2015

To read Part One, please click here.

At this point, Moscow seems content to watch Western diplomats urging Kyiv to legitimize the Donetsk-Luhansk authorities through local elections, and (as a consequence of this) enshrining an...

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Elections in Ukraine’s Secessionist Territory: A Topic of International Negotiation (Part One)

July 31, 2015

Ukraine is scheduled to hold local elections throughout the country (except the Russian-occupied territories) on October 25—the first such elections since the advent of a Western-oriented Ukrainian government.

Under Ukrainian...

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

Belarus: Domestic Events and Outside Actors

July 30, 2015

Recent news about Belarus has recently concentrated on three somewhat connected issues: the upcoming presidential elections, economic decline, and the activities of Moscow and the collective West vis-à-vis Minsk.

On July 20,...

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Russia Does Not Know How to Fight Islamic State Loyalists

July 30, 2015

Russia continues to surprise observers by its actions to counter the threat of the Islamic State (IS). Notably, Russian authorities recently updated the list of Islamic organizations that could harm the Russian Federation. The...

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Russia Vetoes UN Draft Resolution on MH17 Tribunal

July 30, 2015

Moscow vetoed a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) draft resolution that would have set up an international tribunal to investigate and prosecute those involved in the downing passenger airliner of Malaysia Airlines Flight...

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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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CNN cited Abubakar Siddique's February 2014 article The Quetta Shura: Understanding the Afghan Taliban's Leadership in their article on Mullah Omar's death and his successor Akhtar Muhammad Mansour.

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Business Insider discussed Turkish strategy against the Islamic State and against Kurdish groups with Wladimir van Wilgenburg, an analyst of Kurdish politics for Jamestown.

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