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Belarus’s National Survival Formula

June 30, 2015

Belarus’s survival and further development in a tough neighborhood is conditioned by the economy, a sense of nationalism, and geopolitical maneuvering between the major centers of power, Russia and the collective West....

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

Moscow Appears to Be Playing a Most Dangerous Game With the Islamic State

June 30, 2015

In the wake of terrorist attacks by the Islamic State (IS) across the Middle East and Europe, Russian diplomats and the Kremlin-controlled media have been working overtime to suggest that the West will not be able to contain IS...

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

Moscow Tries to Tighten Grip on North Caucasus’ Economic Life

June 30, 2015

Deputy Russian Prime Minister Alexander Khloponin made a surprising statement earlier this month (June) about impending sweeping changes in how Moscow subsidizes the North Caucasus. “Instead of subsidies for the republics we will...

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

Putin’s Use of the ‘Nuclear Card’

June 30, 2015

President Vladimir Putin continues to use strong rhetoric not only linked to what he sees as Kyiv’s “responsibilities” to adhere to Minsk II but also in an increasingly controversial area of Russia’s military modernization:...

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

France Is Prepared to Supply Advanced Air Defense Infrastructure to Georgia

June 29, 2015

On June 15, during the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, where important deals for arms supplies are often agreed, Georgia signed its first ever large contract with France on supplies of defense military equipment (Civil Georgia,...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Military/Security, The Caucasus, Georgia, Europe, France, Russia, Featured

North Caucasians May Turn Into Third-Class Citizens in Russia

June 29, 2015

A Russian publication has alleged that the “Stop Feeding the Caucasus!” slogan, which is popular among ethnic Russians, was invented by Vladimir Putin’s enemies to undermine his authority and ultimately destroy him politically....

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

Yerevan Electricity Protests Reach Climax

June 29, 2015

Protests in Yerevan and other Armenian cities have persisted for over a week, following the state regulatory commission’s June 17 decision about increasing the electricity fee from August 1. As previously suggested (see EDM, June...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Economics, Info Warfare/Media, The Caucasus, Armenia, Russia, Featured

Russia’s Bankrupting Empire

June 29, 2015

Following the June 22 decision by the European Union to extend its sanctions on Russia for another six months, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev soberly declared two days later that the country’s faltering economy would...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Economics, Foreign Policy, The Caucasus, Georgia, Europe, Moldova , Armenia

Kremlin Opens New Phase in Its War Against Ukraine

June 26, 2015

Moscow is growing impatient with Ukraine’s unwillingness to legalize the Donetsk and Luhansk “people’s republics” and rewrite Ukraine’s constitution to their and Moscow’s satisfaction. The Minsk Two armistice, imposed on Ukraine...

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

Belarusian Identity and Rapprochement With the West

June 26, 2015

Not too long ago, Belarusian identity used to be a topic of purely academic interest. But today, publications devoted to this subject appear like from a horn of plenty. Not only do they show up frequently (see EDM, June 18, for...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Europe, Ukraine, Belarus, Poland, Russia

Georgia’s Anaklia Port May Alter Balance of Power Near Russian-Occupied Abkhazia

June 26, 2015

On June 9, the Georgian government finally selected two winners, two consortia that are to move to the final stage of the bidding process to design, construct and operate the deep sea port of Anaklia, on Georgia’s Black Sea cost....

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Economics, Foreign Policy, The Caucasus, Georgia, Russia, South Asia, Turkey

Two North Caucasus Rebel Leaders Face Off in Islamic State–Caucasus Emirate Dispute

June 26, 2015

Following multiple pledges of allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) by rebel amirs in Chechnya and Dagestan, a new statement, allegedly on behalf of all of the former amirs of the Caucasus Emirate appeared on the Internet on June...

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

Conflict at a Crossroads: Can Nigeria Sustain Its Military Campaign Against Boko Haram?

June 26, 2015

Expectations that the election of new Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari would lead to effective military measures against northeast Nigeria’s Boko Haram militants have been dashed in recent weeks as the terrorist group carried...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Global Terrorism Analysis, Home Page, Featured, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, Terrorism, West Africa

Growing Islamic State Influence in Pakistan Fuels Sectarian Violence

June 26, 2015

A seemingly organized sectarian violence against Pakistan’s beleaguered minority Shi’a community has plumbed new depths in recent months with a series of bombings of Shi’a worshipping places and targeted killings that have left...

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

Iranian Perspectives on Yemen’s Houthis

June 26, 2015

A central element in the ongoing crisis in Yemen is the perception among Sunni-led states that Iran is playing a central role in supporting the Houthi Shi’a rebel movement militarily and politically, and fear of growing Iranian...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Global Terrorism Analysis, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, Iran, Yemen

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