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Circassians Establish Fund to Help Repatriation to the North Caucasus

July 28, 2014

The first Circassian international organization focused exclusively on issues involving the repatriation of Circassians has formed in Canada. The Circassian Repatriation Organization will work only on humanitarian issues related...

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

Ukrainian Ruling Coalition Breaks up, Early Elections Loom

July 28, 2014

The majority coalition in Ukraine’s unicameral parliament has formally dissolved. This should make it possible for President Petro Poroshenko, who was himself elected (on May 25) in early elections, to call early parliamentary...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Domestic/Social, Europe, Ukraine

Putin Held Personally Responsible for a War He Is Losing

July 28, 2014

If President Vladimir Putin really thought that the destruction of Flight MH17 with 298 people on board would soon blow over, the White House statement from last Friday must have disillusioned him—assuming his subordinates...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Domestic/Social, Europe, Ukraine, Russia

Documentary Appears About Azerbaijani Fighters in Syria

July 25, 2014

As the Syrian conflict enters its fourth year, more media attention has recently been devoted to the growing number of Azerbaijanis fighting in the war. Increased appearances by Azerbaijanis in various videos, online discussions...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Military/Security, The Caucasus, South Caucasus , Azerbaijan , Middle East, Syria, Turkey

Central Asians in Syria and Ukraine: Which is the Greater Threat?

July 25, 2014

Since Russia’s “annexation” of Crimea and the start of the Russia-backed “rebellion” in Donbas (eastern Ukrainian region encompassing Donetsk and Luhansk provinces), Central Asian countries have become concerned about their...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Military/Security, Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan , Kazakhstan , Turkmenistan, Tajikistan , Europe

Are Russian Authorities Covertly Forcing North Caucasians Out of Stavropol?

July 25, 2014

The Federal Security Service (FSB) this week described the latest killing of a person from Dagestan in its usual manner. According to an official report, a man fired two shots and threw a grenade at the police in the vicinity of...

Category: North Caucasus Analysis

Are Russian Authorities Covertly Forcing North Caucasians Out of Stavropol?

July 25, 2014

The Federal Security Service (FSB) this week described the latest killing of a person from Dagestan in its usual manner. According to an official report, a man fired two shots and threw a grenade at the police in the vicinity of...

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

Ukraine Defines Armed Secessionists as Terrorists, Russia as Terrorism Sponsor

July 25, 2014

Ukraine is asking Western governments and international organizations to designate the Moscow-backed Donetsk and Luhansk “people’s republics” (“DPR” and “LPR,” in Ukraine’s east) as terrorist organizations. Their political...

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

From Theory to Action: The Rationale behind the Re-establishment of the Caliphate

July 25, 2014

According to most public analysis, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), or its latest iteration as the Islamic State (IS), is a serious regional threat but not yet a direct threat to the United States on the order of 9/11....

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Global Terrorism Analysis, Home Page, Featured, Terrorism, Military/Security, Syria, Iraq

Boko Haram Opens New Fronts in Lagos and Nigeria’s Middle Belt

July 25, 2014

Since Boko Haram kidnapped more 250 girls from Chibok in Borno State on April 14, new signs have emerged that Ansaru – whose leaders were Nigerian members of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) – has reintegrated with Boko...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Global Terrorism Analysis, Home Page, Featured, West Africa, Terrorism

A Marriage of Convenience: The Many Faces of Iraq’s Sunni Insurgency

July 25, 2014

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) may have stolen the limelight, but the current Sunni insurgency in Iraq is dominated by a number of Sunni groups, with ISIS forming possibly less than a third of rebel forces. Each group...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Global Terrorism Analysis, Home Page, Featured, Iraq

BRIEFS

July 25, 2014

HOUTHIS BATTLE ARMY AND TRIBAL MILITIAS FOR CONTROL OF YEMEN’S AMRAN GOVERNORATE

Andrew McGregor

At the conclusion of a three-day battle, experienced Houthist fighters stormed the ancient Yemeni walled city of Amran on July...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Global Terrorism Analysis, Brief, Terrorism, Yemen, West Africa

Post-Mortem Photograph and Video of Doku Umarov Emerge

July 24, 2014

Chechen president Ramzan Kadyrov posted a photograph of the dead leader of the North Caucasus insurgency, Doku Umarov, on his personal Instagram page, while the militants provided their official version of the death of Umarov,...

Category: North Caucasus Analysis

Post-Mortem Photograph and Video of Doku Umarov Emerge

July 24, 2014

Chechen president Ramzan Kadyrov posted a photograph of the dead leader of the North Caucasus insurgency, Doku Umarov, on his personal Instagram page, while the militants provided their official version of the death of Umarov,...

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

Nuclear Deterrence in the Context of the Ukrainian-Russian Conflict

July 24, 2014

In the aftermath of the Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 tragedy, the Russian proxy war against Ukraine may evolve in one of three ways. It could become even more irregular, leading to protracted fighting and, eventually, even a...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Military/Security, Europe, Ukraine, Crimea, Russia

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