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Book Launch -- Eurasian Disunion: Russia's Vulnerable Flanks

September 6, 2016 12:00 PM

You are invited to the official launch of

Eurasian Disunion: Russia's Vulnerable Flanks

By Janusz Bugajski and Margarita Assenova

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NATO’s New Force Posture in the Baltic Region: Pluses and Minuses

August 3, 2016 05:45 PM

It was a summit of modest expectations and modest results for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Warsaw on July 8–9. These results are of an interim nature: building-blocks for further decisions at upcoming ministerial meetings, not waiting until the next summit. The Warsaw results do not, as yet, correlate with the growth in Russia’s capacity to threaten, intimidate, or subvert the Alliance generally and its eastern—now “frontline”—member countries in particular.

Political debates on NATO’s force posture in the Baltic region could have been better served by a higher degree of...


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New Generation of Politicians Set to Play Growing Role in Kazakhstan

August 3, 2016

After long years of model stability, Kazakhstan is currently facing increasing turbulence in its economy and security. The country continues to struggle with the negative repercussions of the oil market slowdown, which has exacerbated social tensions domestically—most notably observed in the country-wide protests over land policy at the end of May (see EDM, May 16). The security situation at home...

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

Attack on Gülen Movement Increasingly a Cornerstone of Turkey’s Foreign Policy in the Balkans

August 3, 2016

The recent coup attempt in Turkey (July 15–16) and the government’s domestic response have occupied a great deal of media attention over the past several weeks. But the broader geopolitical implications are also gradually coming to light as the fallout from the failed plot continues to affect international and inter-state relations, including those in the Western Balkans.

President Recep Tayyip...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Europe, Balkans, Turkey

Turkey-Russia Rapprochement and Prospects for ‘Turkish Stream’

August 2, 2016

On June 27, Russian President Vladimir Putin received a letter from President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, expressing Turkey’s willingness to restore ties with Russia (Kremlin.ru, June 27). Immediately, Gazprom spokesperson Sergey Kupriyanov announced his company’s openness to dialogue with Ankara on the construction of the “Turkish Stream” natural gas pipeline (RT, June 27). Turkish Prime...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Energy, Russia, Turkey

Cautious Belarus-Poland Normalization Reflects Changing Regional Patterns

August 2, 2016

Recent months have seen conspicuously positive developments in Belarusian-Polish relations after years of political tensions. On July 20, Warsaw hosted political consultations between the foreign ministries of the two states, where the head of Polish diplomacy, Witold Waszczykowski, expressed satisfaction with the “progressing normalization of the relations” (Tut.by, July 20). According to him,...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Europe, Belarus, Poland, Central Europe

China Quietly Displacing Both Russia and US From Central Asia

August 2, 2016

Since 1991, the influence of the Russian Federation in Central Asia has been on the decline, and many have assumed that the United States would move in to fill the resulting vacuum. US influence has indeed increased, at least in certain countries of that strategically important region. But a far more important external player there now is China, which is engaged in what some observers call “a...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Economics, Central Asia, Tajikistan , China

Possible Nuclear Power Plant Accident in Belarus Sheds Light on Minsk’s Internal Political Process

August 1, 2016

The Belarusian Ministry of Energy confirmed, on July 26, that an emergency situation occurred earlier that month at the construction site of the Belarusian nuclear power plant (NPP) (Energobelarus.by, July 27). The power station is being built 18 kilometers from the town of Ostrovets (Grodno oblast), and some 50 km from Vilnius, Lithuania. According to the energy ministry’s press release, the...

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

Russian Military Build-Up in Arctic Highlights Kremlin’s Militarized Mindset

August 1, 2016

Despite Russia’s economic crisis, which has already imposed restrictions on military spending (see EDM, May 3), the Kremlin is trying to implement a questionable buildup in the Arctic, aimed at strengthening Russian military might. During a recent board session of the Russian Ministry of Defense, Minister Sergei Shoigu paid special attention to the implementation of the “2020 Activity Plan by the...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Military/Security, Economics, Russia, Arctic/High North

NATO-Georgia: Varied Menu, Uncertain Financing

August 1, 2016

It was a summit of modest expectations and modest results for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Warsaw on July 8–9. These results are of an interim nature: building-blocks for further decisions at upcoming ministerial meetings, not waiting until the next summit. The Warsaw results do not, as yet, correlate with the growth in Russia’s capacity to threaten, intimidate, or subvert the...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Vlad’s Corner, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, The Caucasus, South Caucasus , Georgia, Europe

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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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NATO’s New Force Posture in the Baltic Region: Pluses and Minuses

August 3, 2016 05:45 PM

It was a summit of modest expectations and modest results for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Warsaw on July 8–9. These results are of an interim nature: building-blocks for further...


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