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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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BRIEFS

May 29, 2015

FRESH UK TERRORISM CONVICTIONS AND ARRESTS UNDERLINE GROWING THREAT

James Brandon

A spate of fresh incidents involving UK-based jihadists underlines the significant threat that the UK continues to face from homegrown...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Brief, Global Terrorism Analysis, Domestic/Social, Military/Security, Terrorism, Western Europe, Syria, Middle East

China’s “One Belt, One Road” Strategy Meets the UAE’s Look East Policy

May 29, 2015

From May 8 to 15, Dubai, the second largest state of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), hosted a first of its kind seven-day trade exhibition bringing together prominent government leaders, high net worth individuals and global...

Category: Home Page, China Brief, Foreign Policy, Economics, China and the Asia-Pacific, China, Middle East

Popular North Caucasian Islamic Preacher Turns Up in the Middle East and Joins Islamic State

May 28, 2015

One of the most “fashionable” Islamic preachers in the North Caucasus, Nadir Medetov, has unexpectedly surfaced in the ranks of the Islamic State (IS) in the Middle East after being put under house arrest by the Russian security...

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

Turkish-Iranian Competition in the Middle East

May 15, 2015

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan paid a formal visit to Iran on April 7, 2015. The trip was designed to try to repair bilateral relations after their severe breakdown linked to the crisis in Yemen. Indeed, the conservative...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Middle East, Iran, Turkey

Iran’s Changing Regional Strategy and Its Implications for the Region

May 15, 2015

In a typical gesture of defiance, which has signified allegiance to Iran’s revolutionary credentials since the establishment of the Islamic Republic in 1979, General Abdullah Araqi, the lieutenant commander of the Islamic...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Global Terrorism Analysis, Home Page, Featured, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, Middle East

Chechen Involvement in Middle East Fighting a Growing Concern for Russian and European Governments

May 8, 2015

After each death of a Chechen in Syria or Iraq, the involvement of Chechens in Middle Eastern conflicts becomes a hot topic of discussion in the Russian media. The recent death of a high-profile Chechens from the Northern Front...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Military/Security, Terrorism, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Middle East, Iraq

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

BRIEFS

May 1, 2015

Fresh Saudi Arrests Illustrate Evolving Jihadist Threat

James Brandon

A Saudi interior ministry spokesman said on April 24 that a recently arrested 23-year-old Saudi man, Yazied Muhammad Abdul Rahman Abu Nayan, had confessed to...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Brief, Global Terrorism Analysis, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, Middle East, Europe

Tide of Support for Islamic State in the North Caucasus Causes Alarm in Moscow

April 16, 2015

Russia watchers can hardly fail to notice that Moscow often reacts to events in the North Caucasus after a significant time lag. Several amirs of the Caucasus Emirate pledged allegiance to the so-called Islamic State back in...

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

Russia and Yemen's Agony

April 13, 2015

Russia’s position on the fighting in Yemen needs to be understood in terms of its overall approach to the Middle East. And Moscow’s approach to the region has become more confident and strident, as Washington’s has become ever...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, Terrorism, Middle East, Yemen, Russia

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Iran

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Turkish-Iranian Competition in the Middle East

May 15, 2015 05:10 PM

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan paid a formal visit to Iran on April 7, 2015. The trip was designed to try to repair bilateral relations after their severe breakdown linked to the crisis in...


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Iraq

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Al-Qaeda-Aligned Central Asian Militants in Syria Separate from Islamic State-Aligned IMU in Afghanistan

May 29, 2015 02:28 PM

On April 25, 2015, a coalition of rebel forces led by al-Qaeda affiliate, Jabhat al-Nusra (JN), and including the Uyghur-led Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP) and Uzbek-led Imam Bukhari Jamaat (IBJ) and...


Cat: Terrorism Monitor, Global Terrorism Analysis, Home Page, Featured, Military/Security, Terrorism, China, Xinjiang, Uzbekistan , Kazakhstan
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Syria

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Al-Qaeda-Aligned Central Asian Militants in Syria Separate from Islamic State-Aligned IMU in Afghanistan

May 29, 2015 02:28 PM

On April 25, 2015, a coalition of rebel forces led by al-Qaeda affiliate, Jabhat al-Nusra (JN), and including the Uyghur-led Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP) and Uzbek-led Imam Bukhari Jamaat (IBJ) and...


Cat: Terrorism Monitor, Global Terrorism Analysis, Home Page, Featured, Military/Security, Terrorism, China, Xinjiang, Uzbekistan , Kazakhstan
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Yemen

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Hot Issue: The Battle for Southern Yemen

May 27, 2015 02:39 PM

Executive Summary

On March 25, Saudi Arabia and its coalition partners launched air strikes and implemented a naval blockade against Yemen to weaken Yemen’s Zaydi Shi’a Houthis and to reinstall the...


Cat: Global Terrorism Analysis, Home Page, Featured, Hot Issue, Domestic/Social, Military/Security, Foreign Policy, Terrorism, Yemen
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Egypt

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Russia Stirs the Pot in the Middle East

February 13, 2015 08:21 PM

While attention in the Middle East has focused mainly on the Islamic State or on Israel’s relationship with the United States, Russia has been busy trying to advance its own position in the region,...


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