Nigeria Expands Its ‘War on Terrorism’ to the Niger Delta

Though Nigeria’s southern Delta region has abundant oil reserves that should provide amply for the future of both the region and the nation, the Delta has become consumed by environmental degradation, unrestrained oil theft,...

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Is Georgia Headed Toward Post-Election Violence?

September 28, 2016

Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili, who also serves as the chairman of the ruling Georgian Dream–Democratic Georgia party (GDDG), stated on September 14 that the formerly ruling United National Movement (UNM) was trying...

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Georgian Parties Fail to Link Domestic Prosperity With a Consistent Foreign Policy

September 28, 2016

Days after Russia completed its annual military exercise Kavkaz 2016, centered on the southern part of the country and the Black Sea area and reportedly involving 120,000 service personnel (see EDM, September 15), Georgian Prime...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, The Caucasus, South Caucasus , Georgia

Russian Iskanders in Yerevan: New Challenges for Azerbaijan’s Security

September 28, 2016

The military parade dedicated to the 25th anniversary of Armenian independence was held in Yerevan, on September 21, 2016. The event drew considerable attention from Azerbaijan because of the advanced military equipment...

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Moscow Supports Creation of Single Agricultural Cossack Enterprise in Stavropol Region

September 27, 2016

In the past several years, Moscow has reinvigorated its efforts to unite the plethora of Cossack organizations in southern Russia. One of the most important issues dividing various groups of Cossacks has been their affiliation...

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

The ‘Prussian Curse’ on Kaliningrad Governors Remains Unbroken

September 27, 2016

On July 29, Russian President Vladimir Putin relieved the governor of Kaliningrad Oblast, Nikolay Tsukanov, of his duties (Krpress.ru, July 29). Tsukanov’s temporary replacement, Major-General Evgeny Zinichev, used to head the...

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Is Putin Planning a ‘Hybrid’ Deportation of Crimean Tatars and North Caucasians?

September 27, 2016

Reportedly, the Kremlin is mulling an idea to relocate 500,000–1,000,000 people from the southern portions of the Russian Federation to the Far East and Siberia. This prospect has sparked fears among some non-Russians....

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Europe, Ukraine, Crimea, Russia, Far East/Siberia

Belarus and Russia Experience New Bout of Tensions

September 26, 2016

In recent years, there has been no shortage of bad blood between Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka and the Russian Kremlin. For example, in February 2004, Lukashenka referred to the stoppage of Russian natural gas flows...

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Russia’s Zapad 2013 Military Exercise: Lessons for Baltic Regional Security

December 28, 2015

Zapad 2013 was a wide-scale military exercise carried out by the Russian and Belarusian military forces in September 2013. The joint maneuvers, which were held in Belarus and western Russia, simulated an incursion by...

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Six Years at Sea... And Counting: Gulf of Aden Anti-Piracy and China's Maritime Commons Presence

July 20, 2015

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Well over six years of Chinese anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden have directly supported People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) modernization goals and provided invaluable...

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Pakistan's Troubled Frontier

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First demarcated in 1893 by British diplomat Sir Mortimer Durand, the northwest frontier was created when the “Durand Line” imposed an artificial border between the tribal Pashtun communities of...


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Tenth Annual Terrorism Conference 

September 12, 2016 04:47 PM

Tenth Annual Terrorism Conference

Save the Date! Wednesday, December 14th

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Foreign Affairs Published Article by Jamestown Senior Fellow Alex Vatanka

August 12, 2016

Jamestown Senior Fellow Alex Vatanka wrote an article on Azerbaijan's geopolitical position and its response to violent Islamism for Foreign Affairs, entitled "Baku's Choice: How Iran and Russia are wooing Azerbaijan."

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The Economist Cites Jacob Zenn

August 12, 2016

Jamestown Fellow Jacob Zenn was cited in an Economist article on competition in Boko Haram's leadership, "Boko Haram breaks up."

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