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Eighth Annual Terrorism Conference

October 20, 2014 02:59 PM

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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Georgia and Armenia Try to Maintain Friendship Across Geopolitical Barriers

December 17, 2014

Last week (December 11), Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan paid an official two-day visit to Georgia (Newsday.ge, December 11). The head of the Armenian government held intensive talks with his Georgian counterpart, Irakli Garibashvili, on the entire spectrum of the bilateral agenda. This agenda, however, has grown significantly complicated after Armenia was welcomed to join the Moscow-led...

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

In the Balkans, Putin’s Winning Ticket Is Kosovo

December 17, 2014

In light of Russia’s recent political and military advances into Ukraine, Georgia’s Abkhazia, Moldova, as well as fears of further provocations in the Baltic States, attention has focused recently on Russia’s influence over the Western Balkans (Albania and the countries of former Yugoslavia). Marred by war and ethnic conflict in the past, the Western Balkans remain fragile and still a long way...

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

Russian Energy Proposals for Turkey Could Undermine Southern Gas Corridor

December 17, 2014

As 2014 draws to a close, energy developments in the Eurasian region have been gaining new prominence. Notably, on December 1, Russian President Vladimir Putin paid a state visit to Turkey to attend the fifth meeting of the Turkish-Russian High-Level Cooperation Council (CNN Turk, December 1). During this meeting, the parties talked about speeding up construction of the Akkuyu nuclear power...

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

Dagestani Militants Suffer Losses Amid Intensified Russian Security Efforts

December 17, 2014

The insurgency in Dagestan was plagued by a series of failures last week. On December 9, the Russian security services killed the leader of the rebels’ Makhachkala sector, 25-year-old Emir Usman (Ruslan Darsamov). The incident took place when law enforcement agents stopped a car for a document check near the medical diagnostic center on Akushinsky Street in Makhachkala. Following the narrative...

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

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

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*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...

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

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

December 16, 2014

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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,...

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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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