Russia’s State RIA News Agency: ‘Let the world fear us’

The May 9 Victory Day parade in Moscow is designed to impress the world and the home public with Russia’s relentless military might. But no one seems to be counting the expenses. The last Soviet military parade in Red Square was...

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China Takes Stock of U.S.-Japan Alliance as Abe Speaks to Congress

May 1, 2015

As Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits the United States on April 26-May 3, all eyes in China are watching how Abe speaks about ongoing historical memory issues and how he is strengthening the U.S.-Japan alliance. By...

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China’s Global Maritime Presence: Hard and Soft Dimensions of PLAN Antipiracy Operations

May 1, 2015

Nearing the Twilight of Somali Antipiracy?

The global antipiracy mission off Somalia, a hallmark for collective 21st-century international security, is gradually moving toward a close. There have been no successful Somali pirate...

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PLA Special Operations Forces: Organizations, Missions and Training

May 1, 2015

People’s Liberation Army (PLA) special operations forces (SOF) are considered among the “new type” units receiving priority for development (Information Office of the State Council, April 16, 2013). With their roots in...

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The Top Trends in China’s Military Diplomacy

May 1, 2015

Global outreach is the inevitable course for China’s forces to deal with various threats and to fulfill multiple tasks in the process of realizing the “Chinese Dream” and a strong military. China’s armed forces accelerated their...

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Game Change in the Western Pacific Region and R.O.C.’s Self-Defense Effort

May 1, 2015

One of the key factors for the Obama administration to pursue in its “Rebalance to Asia” policy is to deal with current and potential security challenges posed by North Korean nuclear and missile threats. Another factor is...

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Tajik Government Hypes the Islamic State Threat, Uses it to Control Population

May 1, 2015

The government of Tajikistan has long sustained a shaky narrative purporting that Central Asia is in imminent danger of being overrun by militant forces. Long menaced by the specter of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU),...

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

Belarus’s ‘Geopolitical Maneuvering’: A Character Flaw or a Rational Foreign Policy?

May 1, 2015

Despite the limited applicability of a zero-sum game approach and the vital necessity for Belarus to maintain good relationships with both East and West, Belarus’s government continually stands accused of treacherous geopolitical...

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A Net Assessment of Developments in Eurasia Since the Start of 2014

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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Volatile Borderland: Russia and the North Caucasus

May 20, 2011 09:54 AM

In Volatile Borderland: Russia and the North Caucasus, The Jamestown Foundation presents a collection of essays by leading experts on the North Caucasus that allows for an in-depth look at the key...


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Baltic Defense & Security After Ukraine: New Challenges, New Threats

April 30, 2015 09:00 AM

To commemorate 25 years of Baltic independence, The Jamestown Foundation is proud to announce that, on April 30, it will organize a conference entitled, “Baltic Defense & Security After Ukraine:...


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Media Appearances 

Wladimir van Wilgenburg Quoted by ES Global

April 27, 2015

Spanish news website ES Global discussed the improving inter-Kurdish relations since last year due to attacks by the Islamic State with Wladimir van Wilgenburg

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Jacob Zenn Quoted by Astana Times

April 27, 2015

Jacob Zenn was quoted by the Astana Times on Kazakhstan's recent election.

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