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Eighth Annual Terrorism Conference

October 20, 2014 02:59 PM

Al-Qaeda and Its Heirs

 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

8:30 A.M.–4:00 P.M.

The University Club of Washington, D.C.

Grand Ballroom (2nd Floor)

1135 Sixteenth Street, N.W.

Washington, D.C....


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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

As Tajikistan Reports Foiling a Terrorist Plot, the Severity of Threat It Faces Appears Exaggerated

November 7, 2014

On October 18, police in Tajikistan announced that they had arrested 13 members of a terrorist group who had allegedly plotted to attack a military unit, seize weapons, and blow up two major tunnels linking the country’s north...

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

Moscow Suddenly Shows Concern About the Growing Influence in Russia of Islamic State

October 31, 2014

The recent meeting between US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Paris, on October 15, concluded on a positive note, according to the participants themselves. Secretary Kerry announced...

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

Number of Disillusioned North Caucasian Militants Returning From Syria Increases

October 24, 2014

International observers have paid much attention to the fact that many foreigners are fighting against the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad. Tunisia holds first place among the countries of Asia and Africa, supplying volunteer...

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

Saudi Security Forces Crack Down on al-Qaeda and Islamic State

October 24, 2014

A U.S. citizen working for Vinnel Arabia, an American defense contractor, was shot dead and another wounded at a gasoline station in eastern Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on October 14 (Bloomberg Businessweek, October 14). The Saudi...

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

Russia’s Push to the South—A Net Assessment of the Geopolitical Developments in the Black Sea Region Since the Start of 2014

October 16, 2014

The strategic implications of Russia’s annexation of Crimea and invasion of Ukraine far transcend Ukraine, Russia, Poland and the Baltic States. They also prominently include the entire Black Sea littoral, including the Balkans,...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, The Caucasus, South Caucasus , Europe, Ukraine, Crimea, Balkans, Middle East, Russia

Circassian Activists Seek Allies as Ukrainian Refugees Are Resettled in the Region—A Net Assessment of the Situation in the Northwest Caucasus Since the Start of 2014

October 14, 2014

The Sochi Olympics and issues related to the refugees from Syria have dominated the political discourse in the Northwest Caucasus for most of this year. The surprising Russian-Ukrainian crisis has also had reverberations in this...

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

The Conflict in Syria and Iraq Spills Over Into Europe, With Chechen Participation

October 10, 2014

Yazidis, an Iraqi minority, have started arriving as refugees in Europe, where they encounter people who are supposedly causing their problems back at home, including the Chechens. A conflict between such refugees and Chechens...

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

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Iran

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

November 14, 2014 04:22 PM

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...


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

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Spain Grapples with Growing Islamic State Threat

November 21, 2014 04:13 PM

A recent report by the UN Security Council estimated that 15,000 people from over 80 countries have so far travelled to Syria and Iraq to fight alongside the Islamic State organization and other...


Cat: Terrorism Monitor, Global Terrorism Analysis, Home Page, Featured, Domestic/Social, Military/Security, Terrorism, Western Europe, Syria, Iraq
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Syria

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Spain Grapples with Growing Islamic State Threat

November 21, 2014 04:13 PM

A recent report by the UN Security Council estimated that 15,000 people from over 80 countries have so far travelled to Syria and Iraq to fight alongside the Islamic State organization and other...


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Yemen

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BRIEFS

November 7, 2014 01:20 PM

HOUTHIS CONTINUE TO CONSOLIDATE CONTROL IN YEMEN

James Brandon

During the last fortnight, Yemen’s Houthi movement has continued to expand and consolidate its control over the country’s central and...


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Egypt

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China’s Silk Road Strategy: A Foothold in the Suez, But Looking To Israel

October 10, 2014 04:00 PM

China plans to develop a Silk Road economic belt that spans the Eurasian continent and a maritime Silk Road that links the Pacific with the Indian Ocean. We can see on a map that the two Silk Roads...


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