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

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 February 12, four Chechen soldiers were charged with assault. A Chechen rights activist countered the charges by accusing the Russian military unit of ethnic profiling and bias against Chechens (Kavpolit.com, February 18).

Chechens have not served alongside Russians in...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Military/Security, 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 relationships within this Russian federal-level entity and due to the growing influence of Dagestan’s two neighboring regions—the country of Azerbaijan and the Russian republic of Chechnya—on its peoples. And as was the case with Yugoslavia, the disintegration of Dagestan would...

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 legislation in the Ukrainian parliament, the Verkhovna Rada. On February 16, the project proceeded on to the parliament’s Committee on Human Rights, National Minorities and Interethnic Affairs for preliminary consideration. Lyashko proposed the same legislation back in...

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Caucasus Emirate Loyalist Picked as New Militant Leader in Dagestan

February 20, 2015

Sheikh Ali Abu-Muhammad has been the amir (leader) of the Caucasus Emirate (CE) since March 2014 (Kavkazsky Uzel, December 28, 2014). Now, Abu-Muhammad, who is number 1,642 on the Russian Service for Financial Monitoring list of terrorists (Fedsfm.ru, accessed February 20), is trying to restore control over the organization in Dagestan after multiple amirs who used to form the basis of the Dagestani jamaat left the CE (see EDM, January 30).

The CE’s leader has recently managed to convince a...

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

Terek Cossacks Experience Internal Challenges and Government’s Distrust

February 18, 2015

The Terek Cossack Military is facing a crisis as the Cossacks and the Russian authorities cannot find a candidate for the leadership position in the organization that would satisfy both sides. The initial plan to hold elections for the new ataman (Cossack chieftain) in February fell through, and the next possible date for elections was moved to April. The Terek Cossacks reportedly “proposed manifestly impassable candidates,” while the authorities also abstained from forcing the Cossacks to...

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Caucasus Emirate and Islamic State Split Slows Militant Activities in North Caucasus

February 13, 2015

Since last November, the commanders of the North Caucasus jamaats, one after another, have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State and its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (see EDM, January 16).

It is well known that the Caucasus...

Category: North Caucasus Analysis

Caucasus Emirate and Islamic State Split Slows Militant Activities in North Caucasus

February 13, 2015

Since last November, the commanders of the North Caucasus jamaats, one after another, have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State and its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (see EDM, January 16).

It is well known that the Caucasus...

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

Fate of Ingush Opposition Leader Sparks Struggle Between Kadyrov and Yevkurov

February 12, 2015

Shortly after the governor of Ingushetia, Yunus-bek Yevkurov, said he intended to do away with everyone connected to the armed opposition in the republic (Kavkasia.net, December 30, 2014), it started to become apparent that his...

Category: North Caucasus Analysis

Fate of Ingush Opposition Leader Sparks Struggle Between Kadyrov and Yevkurov

February 12, 2015

Shortly after the governor of Ingushetia, Yunus-bek Yevkurov, said he intended to do away with everyone connected to the armed opposition in the republic (Kavkasia.net, December 30, 2014), it started to become apparent that his...

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

After Two Years as Dagestan’s Governor, Abdulatipov Has Little Economic Success to Show

February 11, 2015

Dagestani experts say the republic’s governor, Ramazan Abdulatipov, has managed to disrupt Dagestan’s existing bureaucratic structures but failed to build a better system of governance. Abdulatipov has succeeded in centralizing...

Category: North Caucasus Analysis

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