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Al-Qaeda and Its Heirs

 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

8:30 A.M.–4:00 P.M.

The University Club of Washington, D.C.

Grand Ballroom (2nd Floor)

1135 Sixteenth Street, N.W.

Washington, D.C....


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Putin’s Passage to India: Where Did It Lead?

December 15, 2014 06:20 PM

Russian President Vladimir Putin termed his recent trip to India “productive” and “positive.” Indeed, twenty agreements were signed with India, pertaining mainly to economic issues, energy supplies and arms sales (Kremlin.ru, December 11). Thus, Russian petroleum giant Rosenft will sell ten million tons (200,000 barrels per day) of oil to India’s oil company Essar Group starting next year (Deccan Chronicle, December 12). Russia will also remain India’s largest single supplier of military exports and will cooperate in the Indian government’s new “Make in India” defense program through the...


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Kazakhstan Reacts to Video of Children With Islamic State

December 16, 2014

On November 22, the Islamic State organization (formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria—ISIS) released the fifth edition of its online magazine, Dabiq 5, which on the back cover featured a full-page photo of a boy in military fatigues (RIA Novosti, worldanalysis.net, November 22). On the same day, the Islamic State’s media wing, al-Hayat, separately released a video called “Race...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Terrorism, Military/Security, Central Asia, Kazakhstan , Middle East, Syria

Kazakhstan Risks Becoming a ‘Second’ Ukraine in 2015, Russian Linguist Says

December 16, 2014

Astana’s language and nationality policies have put Kazakhstan at risk of becoming a second Ukraine in 2015, according to Ilya Namovir, a Russian linguist who edits the “Russians in Kazakhstan” portal. The next twelve months are likely to be critical because, as a result of changes in laws and treaties, ethnic Russians in Kazakhstan will find it easier to move back to the Russian Federation and...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Central Asia, Kazakhstan , Russia

Moscow Juggling the Concept of Ukraine’s Territorial Integrity (Part Three)

December 16, 2014

*To read Part One, please click here.

*To read Part Two, please click here.

 

In order to stimulate centrifugal processes in Ukraine, the Kremlin needs the Donetsk and Luhansk “people’s republics” to remain within Ukraine’s political system pro forma, albeit outside Kyiv’s control de facto. It also needs them to remain as two distinct entities at this stage, potentially to stimulate a...

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Moscow Juggling the Concept of Ukraine’s Territorial Integrity (Part Two)

December 16, 2014

*To read Part One, please click here.

Moscow proposes to resolve the conflict in Donbas (eastern Ukrainian region encompassing the Donetsk and Luhansk provinces) by turning the Russian-controlled Donetsk and Luhansk territories into proto-states, to be linked with the rest of Ukraine in a quasi-confederal arrangement. Russia describes this as “restoring a single political space” of Ukraine,...

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

Issues in Russia-Turkey Relations After Crimea

December 15, 2014

On December 4, Major-General Oleksandr Rozmazninov, of Ukraine’s General Staff, reported a Russian deployment of the Iskander-M tactical missile system to Crimea. (Dzerkalo Tyzhnia, December 4). This and other Russian military deployments to the annexed peninsula have prompted debates on the shift in the military balance in the Black Sea region (see EDM, December 9).

An interesting part of this...

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

Azerbaijani-Serbian Relations Booming Thanks to Mutual Interests

December 15, 2014

On December 10, a delegation from the Serbian National Assembly, led by parliamentary speaker Maja Gojkovic, visited the Azerbaijani capital of Baku (Azernews.az, December 10). During their two-day visit, the members of the Serbian delegation met with several high-ranking Azerbaijani officials, including President Ilham Aliyev. The two sides discussed, inter alia, strategies for boosting their...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Foreign Policy, The Caucasus, South Caucasus , Azerbaijan , Europe, Balkans

Experts See Planned Russian Road Connecting Dagestan to Georgia as Threat to Latter

December 15, 2014

The plans to build a road connecting Dagestan to Georgia have caused concern among experts outside Russia (see EDM, October 2). Following its moves in eastern Ukraine, the annexation of Crimea, its war with Georgia in 2008 and other aggressive acts, every move by Russia near its borders is seen through the lens of potential military threats.

In his recent speech on how to contain the aggressive...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Military/Security, Transit, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , South Caucasus , Georgia

Rebel Attack on Grozny May Spur Attacks in Other Parts of the North Caucasus

December 12, 2014

The Chechen militant assault on Grozny on December 4 (TASS, December 5) is bound to have an impact on the neighboring republics. What the impact will be and how the other republics will try to prevent similar attacks by the Caucasus Emirate is an important question.

First of all, Ramzan Kadyrov’s vow to take action against the relatives of militants will be further developed and honed in the...

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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Moscow Juggling the Concept of Ukraine’s Territorial Integrity (Part Three)

December 16, 2014 05:30 PM

*To read Part One, please click here.

*To read Part Two, please click here.

 

In order to stimulate centrifugal processes in Ukraine, the Kremlin needs the Donetsk and Luhansk “people’s republics”...


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