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Moscow Becomes Increasingly Worried About Russian Nationals Fighting With Islamic State

January 29, 2015

Russia has finally become concerned about its nationals fighting in Syria against its ally, Bashar al-Assad, and has begun targeting fighters returning from abroad. The authorities’ actions sometimes take an outrageous turn, such...

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

Uzbekistan’s Unrealized Potential in Cross-Border Trade

January 14, 2015

Uzbekistan is conveniently located at the center of Central Asia and borders on all Central Asian countries as well as Afghanistan; moreover, it lies in relatively close proximity to the various prodigiously developing markets of...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Transit, Economics, Central Asia, Uzbekistan , Middle East, Iran, China

BRIEFS

January 9, 2015

SAUDI ATTACKS UNDERLINE GROWING JIHADIST CHALLENGE

James Brandon

Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry said on January 5 that three border guards had been killed in clashes with four attackers near the Iraqi border, close to the...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Brief, West Africa, Military/Security, Terrorism, Middle East

Kazakhstan Reacts to Video of Children With Islamic State

December 16, 2014

On November 22, the Islamic State organization (formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria—ISIS) released the fifth edition of its online magazine, Dabiq 5, which on the back cover featured a full-page photo of a boy...

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

Syrian Civil War Fighter from Kabardino-Balkaria Sentenced

December 8, 2014

On November 26, the city court in Nalchik, Kabardino-Balkaria, sentenced a man accused of fighting in the Syrian civil war to four years in prison. This is the first time in Kabardino-Balkaria that a person was convicted and...

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

Georgian Chechens Increasingly Play Key Roles in Both Islamic State and Its Rivals

December 5, 2014

After the followers of Sheikh Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi proclaimed their allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) organization (sedmitza.ru, June 30), some of the rebel forces opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad became polarized....

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, North Caucasus Analysis, Domestic/Social, Military/Security, Terrorism, The Caucasus, Georgia, North Caucasus , South Caucasus

Azerbaijan Seeks Warmer Ties With Iran

December 4, 2014

Ongoing tensions between Azerbaijan and Iran have filled the press in both countries for the past five years. However, these bilateral frictions have begun to deescalate since Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev’s visit to Iran on...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Foreign Policy, The Caucasus, South Caucasus , Azerbaijan , Iran, Middle East, Turkey

After Fatal Attack on Shi’as, Saudi Arabia Gets Tough on Terrorism

November 21, 2014

On November 3, five people were shot dead and nine others wounded when three masked gunmen attacked a group of Shi’as who were leaving a mosque at the village of al-Dalwa in Ahsa governorate in Saudi Arabia’s eastern region. The...

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

‘Our People in an Alien War’: Kazakhstanis Fighting for the Islamic State

November 18, 2014

In late September 2014, Erlan Karin, the newly appointed director of the Astana-based Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies, presented a report on Central Asians fighting for the Islamic State (IS—formerly known as the...

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

Iranian-Turkish Relations Vis-à-Vis Turkey’s Energy Transit Policy

November 14, 2014

Despite Western economic sanctions, Iranian-Turkish relations have been developing in many different directions in recent years. Illustratively, on October 24–25, the Eastern Anatolia Development Agency (DAKA), Iran’s Foreign...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Economics, Energy, Transit, The Caucasus, Azerbaijan , South Caucasus , Middle East, Iran

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Iranian Intervention in Iraq against the Islamic State: Strategy, Tactics and Impact

January 23, 2015 03:07 PM

A deliberately gory June 2014 report on the Shi’a Ahl al-Bayt website, no doubt intended to arouse emotions, shows a photo of the bloodied face of Alireza Moshajari. It describes him as the first of...


Cat: Terrorism Monitor, Global Terrorism Analysis, Home Page, Featured, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, Terrorism, Iran, Iraq
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Iranian Intervention in Iraq against the Islamic State: Strategy, Tactics and Impact

January 23, 2015 03:07 PM

A deliberately gory June 2014 report on the Shi’a Ahl al-Bayt website, no doubt intended to arouse emotions, shows a photo of the bloodied face of Alireza Moshajari. It describes him as the first of...


Cat: Terrorism Monitor, Global Terrorism Analysis, Home Page, Featured, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, Terrorism, Iran, Iraq
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Moscow Becomes Increasingly Worried About Russian Nationals Fighting With Islamic State

January 29, 2015 03:28 PM

Russia has finally become concerned about its nationals fighting in Syria against its ally, Bashar al-Assad, and has begun targeting fighters returning from abroad. The authorities’ actions sometimes...


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Yemen

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From Obscurity to Dominance: The Continuing Rise of Yemen’s al-Houthi Movement

December 5, 2014 12:26 PM

During the last three years, the Houthi movement has accomplished a remarkable transformation, evolving from an obscure family-led Zaydi Shi’a guerrilla movement in Sa’ada governorate, one of Yemen’s...


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

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The Need for an Effective and Comprehensive Counter-Terrorism Strategy in Combatting Regional Jihadism: The View from Cairo

December 19, 2014 04:12 PM

The newly found freedoms of the Arab Spring have permitted jihadists to increase their promotion of extreme ideologies and recruit new followers. This has nourished an environment of widespread chaos...


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