Russia’s Economy Deteriorates as Putin Focuses on Squabbles Among Siloviki

President Vladimir Putin is not taking a summer vacation. He has instead maintained a busy schedule of meetings with government officials and regional governors. But his grip on the steering wheel of Russia’s foreign and domestic...

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Militarization of the Caspian Sea: A Zero-Sum Game?

July 25, 2016

On July 13, in the capital city of Astana, Kazakhstan hosted a meeting of the foreign ministers of the five Caspian littoral states. The officials gathered to discuss a draft convention on the legal status of the Caspian Sea and...

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Circassians Divided Over Turkish Coup Attempt and Its Aftermath

July 25, 2016

Many from Turkey’s North Caucasian diaspora supported President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan during the failed July 15 coup. At least some North Caucasians, however, have doubts about extending their support to the Turkish president. The...

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Russia’s Economy Deteriorates as Putin Focuses on Squabbles Among Siloviki

July 25, 2016

President Vladimir Putin is not taking a summer vacation. He has instead maintained a busy schedule of meetings with government officials and regional governors. But his grip on the steering wheel of Russia’s foreign and domestic...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Domestic/Social, Economics, Foreign Policy, Russia

Belarus: Change Is in the Offing

July 22, 2016

The evolving political dynamics of Belarus are causing an unprecedented shift in policy stances and viewpoints that were heretofore considered immovable. Thus, some of the opinions that used to be routinely associated with the...

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Non-Chechen Candidates from Moscow Plans to Run for Seats Representing the North Caucasus in Upcoming Parliamentary Elections

July 22, 2016

On September 18, 2016, Chechnya along with the rest of Russia will vote in the elections to the Russian State Duma. Chechens will also elect the governor of their republic, where the only plausible candidate is Ramzan Kadyrov....

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Missile Defense in Korea Further Roils US-Russian Relations

July 22, 2016

Europe is not the only theater of acute discord between Russia and the United States; nor is the alleged militarization of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) the only issue that angers Moscow in this context. Russian...

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NATO Can Refloat Romania’s Black Sea Naval Initiative (Part Three)

July 22, 2016

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It was a summit of modest expectations and modest results for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Warsaw on July 8–9. These results are of an interim nature: building blocks for...

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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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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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The Jamestown Foundation is proud to announce that the Sixth Annual China Defense and Security Conference will be held at the University Club (1135 16th St NW)on May 12th. The conference will feature...


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Jamestown Fellow Peter Mattis with Samantha Hoffman publish in War on the Rocks

July 18, 2016

Jamestown Fellow Peter Mattis and Samantha Hoffman have written an article on China's State Security Commission for War on the Rocks, entitled "Managing the Power Within: China's State Security Commission"

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The South China Sea: An Inside Story

July 13, 2016

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