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Ukraine’s Security Challenges in the East and Military Reform

July 15, 2015 02:00 PM

 

On July 27, 2015, The Jamestown Foundation hosted former Ukrainian Deputy Minister of Defense, Admiral Ihor Kabanenko, and Vice President of Kyiv-based high-technology firm KM Core, Bohdan Kupych....


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With Olympics Behind Them, Russian Officials Continue Their Destruction of Sochi

June 23, 2015 03:09 PM

In the 18 months since the Sochi Winter Olympics, Russian entrepreneurs and Russian officials have taken advantage of the lack of international attention to increase their destruction of the natural environment in and around Sochi, to further weaken the housing and infrastructure of residents there, and to repress anyone who objects to what they are doing. In the last few weeks alone, they have been illegally building a highway through a protected nature reserve, overseeing the collapse of...


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Six Suspected Rebels Killed in Kabardino-Balkaria

July 27, 2015

On July 23, government forces declared a counterterrorist operation regime and launched a special operation in the center of Nalchik, Kabardino-Balkaria. According to the Russian National Antiterrorist Committee (NAK), the authorities learned about the presence of six suspected members of a terrorist group in a nine-story apartment block and decided to disrupt their activities at 3 a.m. The suspected militants reportedly were planning terrorist attacks in the republic. Over 200 civilians were...

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

Moscow Uses Kadyrov in Kremlin Push for Rapprochement with Saudi Arabia

July 24, 2015

Chechnya, formally a Russian province, has found a place for itself in relations between Moscow and Riyadh. Indeed, in general, subnational units of the Russian Federation, in particular the Muslim regions, have become much more active in the Middle East. Chechnya’s governor, Ramzan Kadyrov, has been especially dynamic in this regard: over the past year, he has met the crown prince of the United Arab Emirates, the royal family of Saudi Arabia, the emir of Qatar and the king of Jordan among...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Terrorism, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Russia, Middle East

Southern Russia Mobilizes Against Islamic State

July 23, 2015

Russian news agencies reported that both Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chechnya’s governor, Ramzan Kadyrov, expressed their condolences to the leadership of Iraq for the terrorist attack in Khan Bani Saad, Diyala Governorate. Terrorists detonated a car laden with explosives in the city, killing more than 120 people. The attack took place during the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr (Lifenews.ru, July 18).

Unlike other provincial leaders, Kadyrov routinely issues statements on Russian...

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

Circassian Activists Ready to Demand Separation From Karachaevo-Cherkessia

July 22, 2015

Circassian activists plan to resume the work of the Extraordinary Conference of Circassian People in Karachaevo-Cherkessia this coming autumn. The plans were discussed at a meeting of the Circassian organization “Adyghe Khase–Circassian Parliament,” which took place in the city of Cherkessk, on July 8. According to the leader of the organization, Muhamed Cherkesov, the material wellbeing of the Circassians in the republic has recently significantly deteriorated in the republic. The...

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Crimean Government Indicates It Wants Greater Autonomy From Moscow

July 20, 2015

The puppet government of Crimea has unexpectedly clashed with its bosses in Moscow. On July 7, Crimea’s governor, Sergey Aksyonov, declared he would not allow the Russian federal government to force its own rules on the peninsula. His comments came after Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB), at the end of June, briefly detained Crimea’s minister for industrial development, Andrei Skrynnik, on suspicions of embezzlement of government funds. Aksyonov stated that he would not allow the FSB to...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Economics, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Europe, Ukraine, Crimea

Three Rebels and a Republican Security Official Killed in Kabardino-Balkaria

July 17, 2015

On July 14, Russian government forces in Kabardino-Balkaria managed to kill three members of the Islamic underground during a special operation in the republic’s Baksan district. During a counterterrorist operation two weeks earlier, government forces neutralized two insurgents in Nalchik, the republic’s capital. The Russian press is unable to distinguish between the different strands of the rebel movement and thus confuses its audience. One of the largest national newspapers hastily reported...

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Three Rebels and a Republican Security Official Killed in Kabardino-Balkaria

July 17, 2015

On July 14, Russian government forces in Kabardino-Balkaria managed to kill three members of the Islamic underground during a special operation in the republic’s Baksan district. During a counterterrorist operation two weeks...

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

Is Ramazan Abdulatipov Under Attack?

July 16, 2015

Hardly any other political figure in the contemporary history of the North Caucasus can rival Ramazan Abdulatipov when it comes to the number of rumors about his resignation since the start of his career as the republic’s...

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Is Ramazan Abdulatipov Under Attack?

July 16, 2015

Hardly any other political figure in the contemporary history of the North Caucasus can rival Ramazan Abdulatipov when it comes to the number of rumors about his resignation since the start of his career as the republic’s...

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

Dagestan’s Governor Meets Stiff Opposition From Powerful Local Groups

July 15, 2015

Shortly after Moscow dispatched Ramazan Abdulatipov to rule Dagestan in 2013, the new governor managed to depose the most influential politician of the republic at the time—Said Amirov, the mayor of the republican capital of...

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Dagestan’s Governor Meets Stiff Opposition From Powerful Local Groups

July 15, 2015

Shortly after Moscow dispatched Ramazan Abdulatipov to rule Dagestan in 2013, the new governor managed to depose the most influential politician of the republic at the time—Said Amirov, the mayor of the republican capital of...

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

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