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The Jamestown Foundation’s Fifth Annual China Defense and Security Conference

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Turkey’s Tactical Rapprochement With Iraq and Iran

February 11, 2015 03:30 PM

Turkey has been steadily diversifying its energy transit policy and pursuing its goal of becoming a hub country for the rest of the region. In particular, Turkey reached an agreement with Russia on developing the Turkish Stream project (also known as “Turk Stream”—see EDM, December 17, 2014; January 22, 2015); and in December 2014, Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Ibadi participated in the High-Level Strategic Cooperation meeting held in Ankara to discuss security and energy issues (Hurriyet...


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Moscow Remains Fertile Recruiting Ground for Aspiring Jihadists

March 5, 2015

From time to time, Russia is forced to reveal information about the real situation involving the jihadist movement in the Russian capital. Authorities are not keen on providing figures on how many Moscow residents are Muslims to avoid traumatizing the Russian Orthodox residents. According to some, possibly biased, estimates, about a million Moscow residents may be Muslims (Muslim.ru, accessed March 5). In any case, the Muslims of Moscow are perhaps the largest group of Muslims concentrated in...

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

Party Leader Accuses the Governor of Dagestan of a Physical Assault

March 2, 2015

On February 20, the chairman of the Dagestani branch of the Russian political party Spravedlivaya Rossiya (Just Russia), Gajimurad Omarov, was beaten up in Makhachkala. Omarov said the assailants were people associated with the governor of the republic, Ramazan Abdulatipov. The attack took place at a restaurant where Just Russia held its convention. Omarov was once again reelected as the head of the Dagestani branch of the party. According to witnesses, young athletic-looking men started to...

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

Russian Government Tries to Bolster Cossack Groups in the North Caucasus

February 27, 2015

After losing the support of ethnic Russians who were once abundantly present in the republics of the North Caucasus (Chechnya, Ingushetia, Dagestan, Kabardino-Balkaria and Karachaevo-Cherkessia), Moscow is constantly looking for ways to keep ethnic Russians in this part of the country. The pro-Moscow regional authorities have completely failed to fulfill the federal program for recruiting ethnic Russian to live the North Caucasus despite lavish federal financing of the program (Svpressa.ru,...

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

Russian Government Tries to Bolster Cossack Groups in the North Caucasus

February 27, 2015

After losing the support of ethnic Russians who were once abundantly present in the republics of the North Caucasus (Chechnya, Ingushetia, Dagestan, Kabardino-Balkaria and Karachaevo-Cherkessia), Moscow is constantly looking for ways to keep ethnic Russians in this part of the country. The pro-Moscow regional authorities have completely failed to fulfill the federal program for recruiting ethnic Russian to live the North Caucasus despite lavish federal financing of the program (Svpressa.ru,...

Category: North Caucasus Analysis

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 certainty that little has changed in the region since multiple rebel commanders of the Dagestani and the Chechen jamaats switched sides from the Caucasus Emirate to the IS in December 2014. However, this does not mean that there will be no impact in the near future.

In a...

Category: North Caucasus Analysis

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 certainty that little has changed in the region since multiple rebel commanders of the Dagestani and the Chechen jamaats switched sides from the Caucasus Emirate to the IS in December 2014. However, this does not mean that there will be no impact in the near future.

In a...

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Chechen Conscripts and Their Russian Commanders—Irreconcilable Differences?

February 25, 2015

Following a series of fistfights between Chechen conscripts and other draftees in the Russian Armed Forces, a public scandal broke out in the 205th Motorized Rifle Brigade, based in the Stavropol region city of Budyonnovsk. On...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Military/Security, The Caucasus, North Caucasus

Chechen Conscripts and Their Russian Commanders—Irreconcilable Differences?

February 25, 2015

Following a series of fistfights between Chechen conscripts and other draftees in the Russian Armed Forces, a public scandal broke out in the 205th Motorized Rifle Brigade, based in the Stavropol region city of Budyonnovsk. On...

Category: North Caucasus Analysis, The Caucasus, North Caucasus

Dagestan Risks Becoming a ‘Yugoslavia in the Caucasus’

February 24, 2015

Dagestan, the most ethnically complex republic in the North Caucasus, faces an ever greater risk that it will disintegrate as Yugoslavia did. This growing danger exists both because of the changing demographics and power...

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Dagestan Risks Becoming a ‘Yugoslavia in the Caucasus’

February 24, 2015

Dagestan, the most ethnically complex republic in the North Caucasus, faces an ever greater risk that it will disintegrate as Yugoslavia did. This growing danger exists both because of the changing demographics and power...

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

Ukrainian Parliament Member Initiates Legislation to Recognize Circassian ‘Genocide’

February 23, 2015

Circassian activists and their supporters in Ukraine continue working on a project for recognition of the Circassian “genocide.” On February 13, Dmitro Linko, a member of the Radical Party of Oleg Lyashko, registered the new...

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