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Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Repercussions for Moldova and the South Caucasus

June 16, 2014 06:00 AM

The Jamestown Foundation invites you to attend a conference exploring the profound effect the Russia-Ukraine conflict has had on Moldova and the South Caucasus. Our panelists will examine current...

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Russia-NATO: No ‘Business as Usual’

July 29, 2014 04:21 PM

On July 22, President Vladimir Putin addressed the Russian Security Council and effectively declared the demise of cooperation between Russia and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Putin covered issues linked to the crisis in Ukraine, rejected Western allegations of Russia’s de facto involvement in the downing of Flight MH17, and then turned to security challenges stemming from NATO. The Russian president alluded to the need to respond to any moves that NATO makes as it seeks to reassure Eastern members by strengthening the alliance’s periphery. Putin also made clear that the...

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US Downsizes Military Ties With Central Asia

July 29, 2014

In June 2014, Central Asian media (, June 19;,, June 20) widely republished a June 18 article by EurasiaNet that analyzed the United States Defense Department’s latest biannual report to Congress regarding the implementation of its Drug Interdiction and Counter-Drug Activities program in the first half of FY2014. The report asserts that US military and security aid...

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

Eurasian Union Can Live With Armenian Occupation of Azerbaijani Lands, Moscow Expert Says

July 29, 2014

Many commentators in Moscow, Baku and Ankara have expressed the hope that the inclusion of countries in the South Caucasus in Moscow’s Eurasian Economic Union (EaEU) will lead to the resolution of the Karabakh dispute. But a Russian expert says that the inclusion of Armenia into the Eurasian Union “will not violate the existing status quo around Nagorno-Karabakh. More than that, it will...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Foreign Policy, The Caucasus, South Caucasus , Azerbaijan , Armenia, Russia

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 to the resettlement of Circassians in their homeland in the North Caucasus, according to Circassian activist Aslan Beshto, chairman of the Kabardian Congress civil...

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 elections. His party may win, according to opinion polls, while the party that dominates the government now, Fatherland, is likely to lose. Prime Minister Arseniy...

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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 actually informed him about it. The White House statement directly noted: “we have concluded that Vladimir Putin and the Russians are culpable to this tragedy.” Russian media...

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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 and news releases have attracted wider attention from journalists to find out what they are fighting for in Syria, who are they aligned with and how can this flow of...

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 citizens joining the pro-Russia forces in Ukraine as “mercenaries.” Prior to the Ukraine crisis, the greatest fear for Central Asian governments was their citizens joining...

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 the village of Padinskoe in Novoselitsky district on July 21. The attacker was killed by return fire. The police found a TT handgun and a grenade next to the criminal...

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

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Vladimir Socor is a senior fellow of The Jamestown Foundation and regular writer for Eurasia Daily Monitor.

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Ukraine Defines Armed Secessionists as Terrorists, Russia as Terrorism Sponsor

July 25, 2014 05:34 PM

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...

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