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Al-Qaeda and Its Heirs

 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

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1135 Sixteenth Street, N.W.

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Putin Steals the Asia-Europe Show—and Brings Big Disappointment

October 21, 2014 03:11 PM

The most recent Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) summit attracted a sizeable crowd of world leaders to Milan last week (October 16–17), but the formal agenda was overtaken by the efforts to manage the violent conflict between Russia and Ukraine and facilitate dialogue between presidents Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko. The European Union sought to deploy every instrument of “soft power” in its arsenal in order to turn the fragile ceasefire in Ukraine’s eastern region of Donbas into a stable compromise. But it failed to find any common ground with the recalcitrant Russia. Putin used the rare...


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Is Moscow’s Proposal to Link Abkhazia to the Circassian Parts of North Caucasus a Step Toward Annexation?

October 22, 2014

On October 9, the well-known Russian-Abkhaz journalist Anton Krivenyuk published an article stating the Russian government may be interested in building a highway connecting Abkhazia to the North Caucasus. Krivenyuk hailed the idea, saying it would potentially help Abkhazia overcome its isolation and integrate itself with the Russian North Caucasus, while also helping the North Caucasus to obtain...

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

Upcoming Parliamentary Elections in Ukraine: Old Faces in New Rada?

October 22, 2014

As October 26, the date of the upcoming parliamentary elections in Ukraine, approaches ever closer, many current legislators are finding themselves in increasingly dire straits. In addition to the tense political campaign, an increasing number of Ukrainian parliamentary candidates and top officials have been falling victim to attacks by protesters in the streets.

The highly controversial member...

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

President Poroshenko’s Party Sailing to Victory in Ukrainian Parliament Election

October 22, 2014

With several days remaining until the polls open in Ukraine on October 26, it is clear that President Petro Poroshenko’s party will win the early parliamentary election hands down. Opinion polls show that the Bloc of Poroshenko (BoP) is heading for a victory no less convincing than Poroshenko’s outright first-round victory in the early presidential election on May 25. The BoP will most probably...

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Serial Summits in Milan Fail to Budge Putin on Ukraine

October 22, 2014

Presidents Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine and Vladimir Putin of Russia met with top European leaders in several overlapping formats on October 16–17, in Milan. The tenth Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM), a talk shop of more than 50 heads of state and government, provided a convenient occasion to collect the key European leaders for a separate conclave on what they tacitly recognize as a Russia-Ukraine...

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

Lack of Conflict Resolution Mechanisms and State Interference in Religion Seen as Destabilizing Dagestan

October 21, 2014

Religious-driven conflicts in the North Caucasus are caused by the government’s interference in religious matters, according to Enver Kisriev, a Moscow-based expert of Dagestani origin. “I do not understand, why the political leadership of Russia thinks that it will be able to establish some sort of Russian Islamic organization that will, so to speak, faithfully serve the government, be loyal to...

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How Moscow Is Playing the Russian Autonomy Card in Kazakhstan

October 21, 2014

In the world of labor union–business relations, it is commonly understood that, oftentimes, the threat of a strike, as long as it is credible, can achieve more than an actual strike itself. On the one hand, the business against which a strike may be launched can never be sure just what the union will in fact be able to do. And on the other, by avoiding going into the streets, the union does not...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, Central Asia, Kazakhstan , Europe, Ukraine, Russia

Myth and Reality—A Net Assessment of Russia’s ‘Hybrid Warfare’ Strategy Since the Start of 2014 (Part Two)

October 20, 2014

Following Russia’s annexation of Crimea in March 2014, and Moscow’s mixture of threating full-scale invasion of Ukraine’s east combined with promoting separatism, analysts seized on an earlier article written by General Valeriy Gerasimov as offering a conceptual framework for those actions. Collectively, journalists quickly settled on describing this strategy by using the phrase “hybrid warfare,”...

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

Russia-Ukraine War’s Impact on European Energy—A Net Assessment of Developments in Europe’s Energy Security Strategy Since the Start of 2014

October 20, 2014

The Russia-Ukraine war has presented the most serious threat to European energy security since the end of the Cold War. Almost half of the Russian natural gas delivered to European markets in 2013 crossed Ukraine—82.3 billion cubic meters (bcm) out of 167.5 bcm in total exported by Gazprom to Europe (iea.org, March 4). Based on the experiences of the 2009 gas crisis, many European countries could...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Energy, Europe, Balkans, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Baltics, Central 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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Serial Summits in Milan Fail to Budge Putin on Ukraine

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Presidents Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine and Vladimir Putin of Russia met with top European leaders in several overlapping formats on October 16–17, in Milan. The tenth Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM), a...


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