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Updated - Sixth Annual China Defense and Security Conference

May 12, 2016 09:00 AM

The Jamestown Foundation is proud to announce that the Sixth Annual China Defense and Security Conference will be held at the University Club (1135 16th St NW)on May 12th. The conference will feature...


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Alleged Chechen Mastermind of Istanbul Airport Attack Unpopular Within Chechen Diaspora

July 7, 2016 04:44 PM

From the start of the conflict in Syria, access to the conflict zone has only been possible from the Turkish side. The militants’ dependence on Turkey forced them to avoid spoiling relations with the Turkish government. Even if Ankara did not help the militants in Syria, at least it allowed non-state actors to help the Middle Eastern insurgents. However, since 2014, the West has increasingly criticized Turkish authorities for keeping the border with Syria open, which forced Ankara to tighten...


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Chechens in Syria May Quit Islamic State After Death of Umar Shishani

July 23, 2016

People in Georgia’s Pankisi Gorge have been going quietly, one by one, to Tengiz Batirashvili, the younger brother of Umar Shishani (Batirashvili), to express their condolences in connection with Umar Shishani’s death. Unlike his brothers Umar and Tamaz, Tengiz Batirashvili did not go to the Middle East, opting instead to remain home in Georgia (Ick.ge, July 16).

The burial rites in connection with Umar Shishani are unusual because people from across the valley are not gathering for a funeral,...

Category: North Caucasus Analysis

Non-Chechen Candidates from Moscow Plans to Run for Seats Representing the North Caucasus in Upcoming Parliamentary Elections

July 22, 2016

On September 18, 2016, Chechnya along with the rest of Russia will vote in the elections to the Russian State Duma. Chechens will also elect the governor of their republic, where the only plausible candidate is Ramzan Kadyrov. The three alternative candidates for Chechnya’s governor – Sultan Demilkhanov of the Just Russia party, Idris Usmanov of the Party of Businessmen, and Gairsolt Bataev – have no possibility of winning even 1 percent of the votes. That same day, Chechens will also elect the...

Category: North Caucasus Analysis

Rights Activists: Police Zeal in Prosecuting Suspected Rebels Violates Laws and Common Sense

July 20, 2016

Rights activists of Kabardino-Balkaria have challenged official estimates of the number of militants from the republic believed to be fighting in Syria. In April, Kabardino-Balkaria’s Deputy Interior Minister Kazbek Tatuev stated that 130 residents of the republic, including 28 women, were fighting in the Middle East. He also said that 96 of the Kabardino-Balkarian militants fighting in the Middle East were under 30, and that 20 of the militants had been killed since the start of the conflict...

Category: North Caucasus Analysis

Rights Activists: Police Zeal in Prosecuting Suspected Rebels Violates Laws and Common Sense

July 20, 2016

Rights activists of Kabardino-Balkaria have challenged official estimates of the number of militants from the republic believed to be fighting in Syria. In April, Kabardino-Balkaria’s Deputy Interior Minister Kazbek Tatuev stated that 130 residents of the republic, including 28 women, were fighting in the Middle East. He also said that 96 of the Kabardino-Balkarian militants fighting in the Middle East were under 30, and that 20 of the militants had been killed since the start of the conflict...

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

Major Mudslide Forces Consideration of Alternative Transportation Routes Across Great Caucasus Ridge

July 18, 2016

On June 23, the Terek River flooded and destroyed part of the Georgian Military Highway (Voyenno-Gruzinskaya doroga). The highway, which connects Russia to Georgia and Armenia, was closed. The flood caused mudslides and destroyed an estimated 500–600 meters of the highway, blocking the narrow road in the mountains on the Georgian side of the border. On July 5, the Georgian authorities finally opened a temporary route for all-wheel-drive passenger cars. A large group of Armenians stranded on the...

Category: North Caucasus Analysis

Major Mudslide Forces Consideration of Alternative Transportation Routes Across Great Caucasus Ridge

July 18, 2016

On June 23, the Terek River flooded and destroyed part of the Georgian Military Highway (Voyenno-Gruzinskaya doroga). The highway, which connects Russia to Georgia and Armenia, was closed. The flood caused mudslides and destroyed an estimated 500–600 meters of the highway, blocking the narrow road in the mountains on the Georgian side of the border. On July 5, the Georgian authorities finally opened a temporary route for all-wheel-drive passenger cars. A large group of Armenians stranded on the...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, North Caucasus Analysis, Transit, Military/Security, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , South Caucasus , Georgia, Armenia

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Russian Security Services Target Muslim Cleric

July 15, 2016

Police in Moscow this week arrested the imam of one of the city’s mosques, Makhmud Velitov. The authorities accused the cleric of “public justification of terrorism” as described in Article 205.2, Part 1 of the Russian Criminal...

Category: North Caucasus Analysis

Russian Security Services Target Muslim Cleric

July 15, 2016

Police in Moscow this week arrested the imam of one of the city’s mosques, Makhmud Velitov. The authorities accused the cleric of “public justification of terrorism” as described in Article 205.2, Part 1 of the Russian Criminal...

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

Russia’s National Antiterrorist Committee Reports Special Operation in Dagestan

July 14, 2016

Russia’s National Antiterrorist Committee (NAK) reported that during a special operation in Dagestan’s Karabudakhkent district on July 7–8, “as a result of operational and combat activities, the forces of the FSB [Federal...

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Russia’s National Antiterrorist Committee Reports Special Operation in Dagestan

July 14, 2016

Russia’s National Antiterrorist Committee (NAK) reported that during a special operation in Dagestan’s Karabudakhkent district on July 7–8, “as a result of operational and combat activities, the forces of the FSB [Federal...

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

Cossacks and Moscow Still Disagree Over What It Means to Be a Cossack

July 13, 2016

Cossacks in Ingushetia have appealed to the Terek Cossack Force to accept them as members. The latter is expected to make its decision by this fall. The Cossacks of Ingushetia have asked to become members of the Terek Cossack...

Category: North Caucasus Analysis

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