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FSB Director Says Islamic State fighters Include 1,700 Russian Citizens

February 26, 2015

As elements of the Islamic State (IS) infiltrate the territory of the North Caucasus, the looming question is whether the caliphate will have an actual impact on the situation in the region. As of now, it can be said with...

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

Russia Stirs the Pot in the Middle East

February 13, 2015

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, chiefly at the US’s expense....

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

Sweden Grapples with Rising Extremism

February 6, 2015

Placid constitutional monarchy Sweden used to be perceived as largely immune from Islamist terrorism; even Osama bin Laden, in a videotaped speech in November 2004, said: “Before I begin, I say to you that security is an...

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

China-Iran Military Relations at a Crossroads

February 4, 2015

Formal military relations between China and Iran made a series of strides in 2013 and 2014. These included high-level leadership visits and unprecedented port calls involving the two countries’ navies. This article seeks to place...

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

Iran-Armenia Railway Project and Russian Geopolitics

February 2, 2015

During a press conference in Yerevan on January 27, Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif said that various opportunities for bilateral economic cooperation could potentially be beneficial, and Armenia’s...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Energy, Foreign Policy, The Caucasus, South Caucasus , Armenia, Middle East, Iran, Russia

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

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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

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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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Islamic State Loots Archaeological Sites for Cash

February 20, 2015 11:15 AM

By late 2013, more than 90 percent of Syria’s cultural sites lay in regions affected by fighting and civil unrest, leaving them open to plunder. In addition, regions of Iraq now under the control of...


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FSB Director Says Islamic State fighters Include 1,700 Russian Citizens

February 26, 2015 06:33 PM

As elements of the Islamic State (IS) infiltrate the territory of the North Caucasus, the looming question is whether the caliphate will have an actual impact on the situation in the region. As of...


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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...


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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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