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Eighth Annual Terrorism Conference

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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.

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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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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...

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

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

Ukraine, the Euromaidan and the EU—A Net Assessment of Kyiv’s Course Toward Europe Since the Start of 2014

October 20, 2014

Western powers lost control and, to some extent, lost comprehension of the situation in Ukraine during the Euromaidan mass protest movement and its aftermath. They then trailed behind the events throughout Russia’s war against Ukraine to date. The European Commission’s lame-duck status during most of 2014, Germany’s attempts to fill the European Union’s leadership vacuum, and the advent of a new...

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Fears of a Tajik Maidan—A Net Assessment of the Ukraine Crisis’ Impact on the Domestic Situation in Tajikistan Since the Start of 2014

October 17, 2014

The Euromaidan protests that took place during winter 2013–2014, in Ukraine, have cast their shadow over Tajikistan. The short-term effect of the protests (particularly the Russian response), along with the increasingly violent and intractable nature of the civil war in Syria, makes comparable protests unlikely in Tajikistan in the near to medium term. However, this has not kept some from...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Military/Security, Central Asia, Tajikistan , Europe, Ukraine, Russia

Defending Uzbekistan’s Sovereignty in Face of the Ukraine Crisis—A Net Assessment of Developments in Uzbekistan Since the Start of 2014

October 17, 2014

The involvement of Russia in the current turbulent situation in southeastern Ukraine most likely did not surprise Uzbekistan’s government, as it saw the parallels with the wars in Georgia in 2008 and in Transnistria in 1990. For President Islam Karimov, the situation in Ukraine most likely reconfirmed that Vladimir Putin is not one to shy away from military actions to keep the countries of the...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Domestic/Social, Economics, Military/Security, Central Asia, Uzbekistan , China and the Asia-Pacific, China

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

October 17, 2014

Russian commentators noted the significance of President Vladimir Putin’s mid-October decision to order troops back to their bases after several months of high readiness in proximity to the Russia-Ukraine border. Military forces in the area were placed on high alert in the run-up to the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi in February 2014 and were maintained at such levels since. Although it may not...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Military/Security, Europe, Ukraine, Crimea, 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, the Euromaidan and the EU—A Net Assessment of Kyiv’s Course Toward Europe Since the Start of 2014

October 20, 2014 05:07 PM

Western powers lost control and, to some extent, lost comprehension of the situation in Ukraine during the Euromaidan mass protest movement and its aftermath. They then trailed behind the events...


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