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Jihadist Threat Persists in Kosovo and Albania Despite Government Efforts

June 24, 2016

Since the emergence of Islamic State (IS), more than 1,000 people from countries in the Western Balkans have flocked to the group as foreign fighters, predominantly from Muslim majority areas in Albania, Kosovo, Bosnia, and from...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Global Terrorism Analysis, Home Page, Terrorism, Europe, Balkans

Political Stalemate Heightens Appeal of Religious Extremism for Western Sahara Youth

June 24, 2016

The death from illness on May 31 of the Polisario Front’s long-time leader Mohamed Abdelaziz has brought the exiled Sahrawi independence movement of the Western Sahara to an ideological crossroads. The Polisario nation, known as...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Global Terrorism Analysis, Home Page, Terrorism, Africa, North Africa

Bangladesh Launches Crackdown on Islamist Threat

June 24, 2016

After months denying the existence of transnational jihadist groups on its soil in the face of a violent campaign against secular and progressive forces, Bangladeshi authorities appear to have woken up to the reality of extremist...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Home Page, Global Terrorism Analysis, Terrorism, South Asia

BRIEFS

June 24, 2016

JORDAN: SUICIDE ATTACK RAISES FEARS IN SYRIA’S NEIGHBOR

A suicide car bomber killed six members of Jordan’s security forces and injured 14 others at a military post on the border with Syria, close to the al-Rukban refugee camp...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Home Page, Terrorism, East Africa, Africa, Middle East, Syria

Sixteen Rebels Killed in North Caucasus in Just One Week

June 24, 2016

After the armed Islamist underground movement in southern Dagestan lost ten militants, including the group’s amir, Abu Yasir (Gasan Abdullaev) (see EDM, June 23), the militants of the armed underground movement in...

Category: North Caucasus Analysis

China Relocating Heavy Enterprises to Kyrgyzstan

June 24, 2016

Beijing and Bishkek have started negotiations on relocating 40 Chinese factories and plants to Kyrgyzstan. While Kyrgyzstan’s government says that this will help reindustrialize the country, there are concerns in Kyrgyz society...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Economics, Foreign Policy, Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan, China and the Asia-Pacific, China

Sixteen Rebels Killed in North Caucasus in Just One Week

June 24, 2016

After the armed Islamist underground movement in southern Dagestan lost ten militants, including the group’s amir, Abu Yasir (Gasan Abdullaev) (see EDM, June 23), the militants of the armed underground movement in...

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

The Black Sea Region: NATO’s Exposed Sector on the Eastern Flank (Part Two)

June 24, 2016

*To read Part One, please click here.

Newly entrenched on the Crimean peninsula, Russia has appropriated the title to large parts of Ukraine’s continental shelf and exclusive economic zone (EEZ). According to the treaty on...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Vlad’s Corner, Home Page, Military/Security, Europe, Ukraine, Crimea, Baltics, Poland, Bulgaria

The Black Sea Region: NATO’s Exposed Sector on the Eastern Flank (Part One)

June 24, 2016

Aspirationally at least, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is transitioning from reassurance measures to a more serious deterrence posture on the Alliance’s “Eastern flank” vis-à-vis Russia. Decisions in this regard...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Vlad’s Corner, Home Page, Featured, Military/Security, Europe, Baltics, Poland, Bulgaria, Romania

Russian Authorities Destroy Southern Dagestani Jamaat

June 23, 2016

Russian security services conducted a special operation, on June 16–17, against militants in southern Dagestan’s Suleiman-Stalsky and Tabasaran districts. During the operation, the security forces located ten armed men in the...

Category: North Caucasus Analysis

Russian Authorities Destroy Southern Dagestani Jamaat

June 23, 2016

Russian security services conducted a special operation, on June 16–17, against militants in southern Dagestan’s Suleiman-Stalsky and Tabasaran districts. During the operation, the security forces located ten armed men in the...

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

Drawing the ‘Cyber Curtain’: Will Russia Follow the Chinese Example?

June 23, 2016

RT-Inform, a firm owned by the Russian non-profit state corporation Rostec, announced, on June 9, the creation of a protected instant messenger (IM) application designed for use by Russian companies and state agencies...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Cyber, Russia

Russian Strategic Goals in Syria Contradict US Policies

June 23, 2016

Last week, Russia’s defense minister, Army-General Sergei Shoigu inspected Russian troops fighting in Syria "under orders of President Vladimir Putin." On June 18, Shoigu visited the Russian operational command center...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Military/Security, Foreign Policy, Russia, Middle East, Syria

Abkhazia Seeks Membership in International Soccer Association

June 22, 2016

In late May–early June, the “world championship” of the Confederation of Independent Football Associations (CONIFA) took place in the breakaway Georgian territory of Abkhazia. Twelve soccer teams from internationally unrecognized...

Category: North Caucasus Analysis

Belarus’s Problems and the Heavy-Handed Conduct of Outside Powers

June 22, 2016

The Belarusian government responded in a rather conciliatory manner to the decision by President Barack Obama to extend by one more year the United States’ travel sanctions on a number of Belarusian officials (Naviny.by, June...

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

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