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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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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

An Overview of Chinese Fighters and Anti-Chinese Militant Groups in Syria and Iraq

October 10, 2014

In July, Western media reported that China’s Middle East envoy, Ambassador Wu Sike, estimated that as many as 100 Chinese citizens are believed to be members of the Islamic State organization (previously known as...

Category: China Brief, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, Terrorism, China and the Asia-Pacific, China, Xinjiang, Middle East, Syria

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

October 10, 2014

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 will cross in the Middle East...

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

Situation of Circassian Refugees from Syria Reportedly Precarious in Karachaevo-Cherkessia

October 6, 2014

As civil war rages in Syria, Circassians there are trying to escape to other countries, but few of them have been able to return to their historical homeland in the North Caucasus. A handful of the Circassians ended up in...

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

Uzbekistan Seeks to Reinvigorate Its Diplomatic Clout in the Region (Part One)

October 3, 2014

Tashkent’s recent diplomatic efforts to serve and actively pursue its vital national interests may best be described by the mantra “a strategy is always square, but tactics are always round.” The attendance of the president of...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Economics, Foreign Policy, Central Asia, Uzbekistan , Middle East, Iran, Russia

Iran Courts Kazakhstan to Reengage With Central Asia

September 30, 2014

On September 9, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani paid his first official visit to Kazakhstan since taking office last August, when he succeeded the much abrasive Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. This visit took place against the backdrop of...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Economics, Foreign Policy, Central Asia, Kazakhstan , Middle East, Iran

Iranian Rail Links and the Geopolitics of the South Caucasus

September 25, 2014

Both Armenia and Azerbaijan are seeking to link their national railways with those of Iran, something that could be an economic lifesaver for Yerevan and an additional outlet for Baku’s exports of Caspian oil and gas. At present,...

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

Turkmenistan Becoming Regional Railway Hub

September 22, 2014

Buoyed by its rising hydrocarbon revenues, Turkmenistan is using some of that income to reduce its geographical isolation by upgrading and expanding its railway network while linking it to those of its neighbors. The most recent...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Economics, Central Asia, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan , Tajikistan , Russia, South Asia, Afghanistan

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Uzbekistan Seeks to Reinvigorate Its Diplomatic Clout in the Region (Part One)

October 3, 2014 05:38 PM

Tashkent’s recent diplomatic efforts to serve and actively pursue its vital national interests may best be described by the mantra “a strategy is always square, but tactics are always round.” The...


Cat: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Economics, Foreign Policy, Central Asia, Uzbekistan , Middle East, Iran, Russia
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Iraq

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

October 10, 2014 05:14 PM

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...


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Syria

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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 04:05 PM

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...


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BRIEFS

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...


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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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