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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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Chechen Fighters Make Waves in Syria

September 19, 2014

Chechens have been quite active in the ranks of the armed opposition to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad over the past two to three years. Chechens have formed several groups that made waves in a country that is alien to them,...

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

Russia Is Seriously Concerned About Threat Posed by Islamic State

September 11, 2014

Russian observers reacted quite strongly to an Internet video released by the Islamic State, the group formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) that is operating in Iraq and Syria as well as Lebanese border...

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

Islamic Caliphate for Kazakhstan: Disturbing Signs and Signals

September 8, 2014

On June 29, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) declared the emergence of an Islamic caliphate and renamed itself the Islamic State (IS). The organisation proclaimed that all existing Muslim states should support and...

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

Recruits From Chechnya and Central Asia Bolster Ranks of Islamic State

September 4, 2014

The proclamation of the Islamic State on the territory under the control of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s armed groups in Syria and Iraq illuminates the degree of radicalization of young Muslims who live in Russia and European...

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

BRIEFS

August 8, 2014

THE HEZBOLLAH WILD CARD IN THE CONFLICT IN GAZA

Andrew McGregor

The ongoing Israeli military operations in Gaza have benefitted from the knowledge that Israel’s northern border with Lebanon is not being threatened by the Shi’a...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Brief, Global Terrorism Analysis, Middle East, West Africa

Documentary Appears About Azerbaijani Fighters in Syria

July 25, 2014

As the Syrian conflict enters its fourth year, more media attention has recently been devoted to the growing number of Azerbaijanis fighting in the war. Increased appearances by Azerbaijanis in various videos, online discussions...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Military/Security, The Caucasus, South Caucasus , Azerbaijan , Middle East, Syria, Turkey

Is Egypt Russia’s Next Major Middle Eastern Arms Customer?

May 15, 2014

Today, Russia is being associated almost exclusively with the crisis it has generated in Ukraine. But that is a myopic and excessively complacent view. Indeed, Russia is carrying on a global foreign policy directed at exploiting...

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

Status of Chechens Rises in the Ranks of Middle East Jihadists

May 8, 2014

The Russian media, citing Agence France-Presse (AFP), recently reported that Yemeni authorities killed a militant named Abu Islam al-Shizani in the south of the country. His name was probably a distortion of Shishani, which...

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

In a Shifting Political Landscape, Hezbollah Repositions Itself as the Anti-Terrorist Defender of Lebanon

April 18, 2014

The growing perception in the Arab Middle East that Syria’s military has recently gained the upper hand in Syria’s civil war over an armed opposition that includes a number of politically dangerous extremist groups is leading to...

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

Chechen Militants in Syria Make Key Gains in Syria Fighting

April 4, 2014

The actions of Chechens in Syria—repeatedly examined in this publication over the past two years—is a complex issue, which involves, in particular, the symbiosis of North Caucasian perseverance and Middle Eastern Islamic...

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

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Hot Issue: Iran's Two-Pronged Problem with the Islamic State: At Home and Abroad

September 11, 2014 03:47 PM

Executive Summary

The authorities in Iran consider the Islamic State to pose two different kinds of threats to Iranian regional interests and domestic stability. On the one hand, the rise of the...


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Iraq

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The Islamic State’s Strategic and Tactical Plan for Iraq

August 8, 2014 02:09 PM

Since the announcement of the Islamic State, Iraq’s Sunni jihadist movement has been obsessed with controlling geographical space in order to declare an Islamic caliphate, a move that, in addition to...


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Syria

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Chechen Fighters Make Waves in Syria

September 19, 2014 05:11 PM

Chechens have been quite active in the ranks of the armed opposition to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad over the past two to three years. Chechens have formed several groups that made waves in a...


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Yemen

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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...


Cat: Terrorism Monitor, Global Terrorism Analysis, Brief, Terrorism, Yemen, West Africa
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Egypt

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Egypt, the UAE and Arab Military Intervention in Libya

September 5, 2014 10:42 AM

A pair of recent airstrikes against Islamist-held targets in the Libyan capital of Tripoli have raised questions about Arab military intervention in Libya after reports emerged claiming the strikes...


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