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Rise of Islamic State Reignites British Radicalization Threat

August 21, 2015

During much of the 1990s and 2000s, the United Kingdom was the undisputed hub of much of the jihadist radicalization and activism in Western Europe. This was caused by a confluence of factors, including active and entrenched...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Global Terrorism Analysis, Home Page, Featured, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, Terrorism, Western Europe, Iraq

India Faces Up to Growing Islamic State Threat

August 21, 2015

One of the first indications of the Islamic State’s potential appeal in India occurred in late 2014, when Aarif Majeed, a youth from the state of Maharashtra, returned to the country from Iraq, where he had reportedly received...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Global Terrorism Analysis, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, Terrorism, Iraq, Syria, India

Jaysh al-Islam and the Battle for Damascus

August 21, 2015

On August 16, a Syrian Air Force raid struck a crowded market place in the capital Damascus’ northeastern suburbs of Douma and Harasta; these suburbs are located in the Ghouta region east of the city, a major center of armed...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Global Terrorism Analysis, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Military/Security, Terrorism, Syria

BRIEFS

August 21, 2015

LIBYA FACES DEEPENING CHAOS

James Brandon

Overshadowed by events in Syria, Yemen and elsewhere in the Middle East, Libya has slipped deeper into chaos in recent weeks. This trend was accentuated in mid-August when the Islamic...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Brief, Global Terrorism Analysis, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, Terrorism, North Africa, China and the Asia-Pacific

China Stokes Anti-Japanese Sentiment After Abe Speech, Ahead of September Parade

August 18, 2015

This past week marked the 70th anniversary of Japan’s surrender and the end of World War II. On August 14, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gave a speech commemorating the end of the war and expressing regret and repentance for...

Category: China Brief, In a Fortnight, China and the Asia-Pacific, China, Japan

President Xi Lays Down His Own “Political Rules”

August 18, 2015

In the run-up to the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) Fifth Central Committee Plenum scheduled for October, President Xi Jinping has adopted a number of tactics to consolidate his power. Xi, who is also CCP General Secretary and...

Category: China Brief, Willy’s Corner, China, Elite

PLA Special Operations: Forces, Command, Training and Future Direction

August 18, 2015

This is the first of two articles on PLA Special Operations Forces (SOF). The second article will explore SOF combat missions and potential for missions abroad.

The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) considers special operations...

Category: China Brief, Military/Security, China, China and the Asia-Pacific

China’s Military Modernization: The Legacy of Admiral Wu Shengli

August 18, 2015

Earlier this month, Caixin reported on another round of Chinese military promotions, highlighting the youth and operational experience of the People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) newly minted generals (Caixin, August 12). Moreover,...

Category: China Brief, China and the Asia-Pacific, China, South China Sea

Mongolia’s Place in China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’

August 18, 2015

Although the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has been active in promoting its ‘One Belt, One Road’ (OBOR) Eurasian and maritime initiative during the last two years, to the north in Mongolia there has been doubt as to how...

Category: China Brief, Northeast Asia, Mongolia, China

After Loss of Three Senior Commanders, Is the Caucasus Emirate on the Ropes?

August 14, 2015

The forces trying to prolong the life of the Caucasus Emirate (CE) have suffered a major setback. This third blow in nearly six months may put an end to this organization in the North Caucasus.

At the end of 2014, a wave of...

Category: North Caucasus Analysis

Russia Threatens Georgia With Renewed Trade War

August 14, 2015

The Russian government regularly uses its agency for consumer protection, Rospotrebnadzor, for trade discrimination and blocking imports from countries whose policies Moscow does not like (see EDM, March 28, 2006; October 11,...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Economics, Foreign Policy, The Caucasus, South Caucasus , Georgia, Russia

After Loss of Three Senior Commanders, Is the Caucasus Emirate on the Ropes?

August 14, 2015

The forces trying to prolong the life of the Caucasus Emirate (CE) have suffered a major setback. This third blow in nearly six months may put an end to this organization in the North Caucasus.

At the end of 2014, a wave of...

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

Shyrokyne ‘Demilitarized Zone’: Russia’s New Idea of Conflict-Management in Ukraine’s East

August 14, 2015

Russia proposes to turn the Ukrainian stronghold Shyrokyne, key to defending the strategic Azov sea port city of Mariupol (Mariupil), into a “demilitarized zone” under joint or shared control by Ukraine, Russia and the “Donetsk...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Vlad’s Corner, Home Page, Military/Security, Europe, Ukraine, Russia

Shyrokyne: Strategic Asset, Political Symbol on Ukraine’s Azov Sea Coast

August 14, 2015

The Contact Group on Ukraine (Minsk Group) has recently been debating a proposal to turn the Ukrainian stronghold Shyrokyne, key to defending the Azov Sea port city of Mariupol (Mariupil), into a “demilitarized zone.” The Contact...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Vlad’s Corner, Home Page, Featured, Military/Security, Europe, Ukraine, Russia

Ukraine Skeptical Toward Buffer Zone Proposal in Minsk Contact Group

August 13, 2015

Soon after the signing of the Minsk Two armistice (February 2015), the Minsk Contact Group began considering a further set of military disengagement measures in Ukraine’s east. The Minsk Contact Group—Russia, Ukraine, the...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Vlad’s Corner, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Europe, Ukraine, Russia

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    Jamestown Foundation President Glen E. Howard was interviewed on August 23, 2015, by the Daily Beast about Russian counterterrorism efforts and coordination between the FSB and FBI.

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