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Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Repercussions for Moldova and the South Caucasus

June 16, 2014 06:00 AM

The Jamestown Foundation invites you to attend a conference exploring the profound effect the Russia-Ukraine conflict has had on Moldova and the South Caucasus. Our panelists will examine current...


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August 8, 2014

THE HEZBOLLAH WILD CARD IN THE CONFLICT IN GAZA

Andrew McGregor

The ongoing Israeli military operations in Gaza have benefitted from the knowledge that Israel’s northern border with Lebanon is not being threatened by the Shi’a...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Brief, Global Terrorism Analysis, Middle East, West Africa

Documentary Appears About Azerbaijani Fighters in Syria

July 25, 2014

As the Syrian conflict enters its fourth year, more media attention has recently been devoted to the growing number of Azerbaijanis fighting in the war. Increased appearances by Azerbaijanis in various videos, online discussions...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Military/Security, The Caucasus, South Caucasus , Azerbaijan , Middle East, Syria, Turkey

Is Egypt Russia’s Next Major Middle Eastern Arms Customer?

May 15, 2014

Today, Russia is being associated almost exclusively with the crisis it has generated in Ukraine. But that is a myopic and excessively complacent view. Indeed, Russia is carrying on a global foreign policy directed at exploiting...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Military/Security, Foreign Policy, Middle East, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Russia

Status of Chechens Rises in the Ranks of Middle East Jihadists

May 8, 2014

The Russian media, citing Agence France-Presse (AFP), recently reported that Yemeni authorities killed a militant named Abu Islam al-Shizani in the south of the country. His name was probably a distortion of Shishani, which...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, North Caucasus Analysis, Military/Security, Terrorism, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Middle East, Syria, Yemen

In a Shifting Political Landscape, Hezbollah Repositions Itself as the Anti-Terrorist Defender of Lebanon

April 18, 2014

The growing perception in the Arab Middle East that Syria’s military has recently gained the upper hand in Syria’s civil war over an armed opposition that includes a number of politically dangerous extremist groups is leading to...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Global Terrorism Analysis, Home Page, Featured, Middle East

Chechen Militants in Syria Make Key Gains in Syria Fighting

April 4, 2014

The actions of Chechens in Syria—repeatedly examined in this publication over the past two years—is a complex issue, which involves, in particular, the symbiosis of North Caucasian perseverance and Middle Eastern Islamic...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Military/Security, Terrorism, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Syria, Middle East, Russia

BRIEFS

March 20, 2014

IRAQI PRESIDENT ACCUSES QATAR AND SAUDI ARABIA OF WAGING A TERRORIST WAR AGAINST THE IRAQI GOVERNMENT 

Andrew McGregor

As Iraq descends further into a pattern of intensive sectarian violence and terrorist attacks, Iraqi...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Global Terrorism Analysis, Middle East, Iraq, Brief, Featured

Egypt’s Military Strongman al-Sisi Comes to Moscow to Announce Presidential Bid, Fails to Finalize Ambitious Arms Deal

February 13, 2014

Almost all of Russia seems to be glued to the television, watching the Sochi Winter Olympics where Team Russia—currently in seventh place in the overall medal count—is apparently failing to take much gold. But meanwhile, on...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Middle East, Egypt, Russia

Has the Number of Chechens Fighting in Syria Reached Its Peak?

January 23, 2014

The situation in Syria has not changed significantly in the past month, but the same cannot be said about the Chechens who are fighting there. Indeed, the Chechen groups in Syria have evidently radicalized and split into...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Military/Security, Terrorism, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Middle East, Syria, Russia

December 2013 Briefs

December 20, 2013

EASTERN SYRIAN MILITANT LEADER ANNOUNCES CHANGE OF ALLEGIANCE FROM FSA TO AL-QAEDA 

Nicholas A. Heras 

Saddam al-Jamal, the former leader of the Liwa Allahu Akbar (God is Greatest Brigade) announced his defection from...

Category: Militant Leadership Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Syria, Middle East

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Iran’s Revolutionary Guards and Iraq’s Security Breakdown

July 10, 2014 04:32 PM

As the assault of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in northern Iraq increasingly enhances the prospect of Iraq’s disintegration, Iran has responded aggressively by adopting a policy of...


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Iraq

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The Islamic State’s Strategic and Tactical Plan for Iraq

August 8, 2014 02:09 PM

Since the announcement of the Islamic State, Iraq’s Sunni jihadist movement has been obsessed with controlling geographical space in order to declare an Islamic caliphate, a move that, in addition to...


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Syria

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The Islamic State’s Strategic and Tactical Plan for Iraq

August 8, 2014 02:09 PM

Since the announcement of the Islamic State, Iraq’s Sunni jihadist movement has been obsessed with controlling geographical space in order to declare an Islamic caliphate, a move that, in addition to...


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July 25, 2014 11:30 AM

HOUTHIS BATTLE ARMY AND TRIBAL MILITIAS FOR CONTROL OF YEMEN’S AMRAN GOVERNORATE

Andrew McGregor

At the conclusion of a three-day battle, experienced Houthist fighters stormed the ancient Yemeni...


Cat: Terrorism Monitor, Global Terrorism Analysis, Brief, Terrorism, Yemen, West Africa
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Egypt

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Terrorism Now Targeting Civilians in Egypt

August 8, 2014 02:02 PM

The ouster of Muhammad Mursi from Egypt’s presidency a year ago and the violent roundup of his supporters that followed have led to a wave of terrorism across Egypt. Organized groups from the Sinai...


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