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Critics Question Decision of Georgian Minister of Defense to Abolish Conscription

April 29, 2016

Georgia’s Minister of Defense Tinatin Khidasheli stated, on April 20, that she was prepared to end conscript service and fully transition the country’s army to a professional military force. “The defense ministry of Georgia has...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Military/Security, The Caucasus, South Caucasus , Georgia

Islamic State Continues to Gain Influence in Southern Russia

April 29, 2016

Karachaevo-Cherkessia, a mountainous republic in the northwestern Caucasus, has long been out of the news when it comes to attacks by the armed Islamist underground movement against government forces. Russia’s security services...

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

Russia’s Northern Sea Route Ambitions

April 29, 2016

Earlier this month, on April 19, the State Commission on the development of the Arctic Regions convened in Moscow to establish a single company to oversee all the logistics operations in the Russian Far North (Arctic.ru, April...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Domestic/Social, Economics, Russia, Arctic/High North

How Islamic State Gained Ground in India Using Indigenous Militant Networks

April 29, 2016

A series of arrests this year in India has highlighted how India has been unable to escape its overtures as Islamic State (IS) continues its attempts to expand its geographical and online reach beyond Iraq and Syria.

While IS...

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

Iraq’s Shia Militias: Helping or Hindering the Fight Against Islamic State?

April 29, 2016

The rise of Islamic State in Iraq has contributed to the increasing prominence of Iraq’s Shia militias. However, while the militias are united in their desire to defeat IS, there are nonetheless clear divisions among them arising...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Home Page, Global Terrorism Analysis, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, Terrorism, Iraq

Jahba East Africa: Islamic State Alters the Dynamic of Somalia’s Conflict

April 29, 2016

With the emergence of a group in Somaliland calling itself Jahba East Africa, it appears Islamic State (IS) is becoming an independent entity in Somalia’s insurgency. This development will likely complicate the conflict both for...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Global Terrorism Analysis, Home Page, Military/Security, Terrorism, Foreign Policy, East Africa, Iraq, Syria

BRIEFS

April 29, 2016

Germany: Do Terrorists Want to Target Europe’s Nuclear Facilities?

Alexander Sehmer

German newspapers reported this month that documents about a German nuclear facility were found at the Brussels apartment of alleged Paris...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Brief, Global Terrorism Analysis, Home Page, Military/Security, Terrorism, Foreign Policy, Europe, North Africa, Iraq

Senior Fellow Willy Lam Interviewed by AFP

April 29, 2016

Senior Fellow Willy Lam has been interviewed by Agence France-Presse (AFP) regarding the Communist Party Youth League (CYL) faction, widely regarded as the power base of China's Premier Li Keqiang, who held high positions in the...

Category: China Brief, Media Appearance

Kabardino-Balkaria’s Governor Says Militants Returning From Syria Represent Real Threat

April 28, 2016

In Kabardino-Balkaria, as in other republics of the North Caucasus, public debate intensifies from time to time regarding republican residents going off to fight in the Syrian civil war on the side of the rebels. But at the same...

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

Moscow Invites Chinese Factories to Move to the Russian Far East

April 28, 2016

Chemical, metallurgical and cement plants may soon be transferred from their current locations across northern China to the Russian Far East. This was the agreement reached in early April 2016, during Russian Minister for Far...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Economics, Foreign Policy, Domestic/Social, China and the Asia-Pacific, China, Russia, Far East/Siberia

Fortress Russia: Pushing Foreigners Back

April 28, 2016

This week marked the 30th anniversary of the April 26, 1986, Chernobyl reactor meltdown—a nuclear disaster that saturated northern Ukraine, southern Belarus and parts of western Russia with radioactivity in the worst fallout in...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, Russia

Lukashenka’s Report to the Nation: Rhetoric Versus Reality

April 27, 2016

On April 21, President Alyaksandr Lukashenka delivered his annual “report to the Belarusian people and the National Assembly [parliament].” When speaking about the economy, Lukashenka did not use the words “crisis” or even...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Economics, Europe, Belarus

Ukraine’s New Government Expected to Continue Reforms

April 27, 2016

On April 14, Ukraine’s parliament replaced the cabinet of unpopular Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk with one headed by Volodymyr Hroysman, who had served as parliament speaker since November 2014. A former mayor of President...

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

Karachaevo-Cherkessia’s Leadership Sidelines a Popular Politician

April 27, 2016

A large-scale scandal was unleashed in Karachaevo-Cherkessia, after the republican branch of the United Russia party refused to register a popular politician, Aliy Totorkulov, as a candidate in the party’s primaries. Totorkulov...

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

Central Asia’s ‘Karabakhs’ May Be Even More Dangerous Than the Original

April 26, 2016

The renewed violence in Azerbaijan’s separatist region of Karabakh (see EDM, April 6) is attracting attention to three larger problems in other parts of the former Soviet space: the existence of ethnic exclaves in neighboring...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan , Kazakhstan

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