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France Is Prepared to Supply Advanced Air Defense Infrastructure to Georgia

June 29, 2015 03:46 PM

On June 15, during the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, where important deals for arms supplies are often agreed, Georgia signed its first ever large contract with France on supplies of defense military equipment (Civil Georgia, June 16).

The description of the equipment is quite unclear, since no one, with the exception of a narrow circle of officials, knows exactly what equipment France will supply to Georgia and at what price. The Georgian Ministry of Defense only unveiled a short video and photo from the event with some important details. Georgia’s Defense Minister Tinatin Khidasheli and...


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North Caucasians May Turn Into Third-Class Citizens in Russia

June 29, 2015

A Russian publication has alleged that the “Stop Feeding the Caucasus!” slogan, which is popular among ethnic Russians, was invented by Vladimir Putin’s enemies to undermine his authority and ultimately destroy him politically. This is an unusual attempt to construct a collective identity of all citizens of Russia. The “enemies of Putin” are designated as the common enemy of both the Russian...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Economics, Foreign Policy, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Europe, Ukraine

Yerevan Electricity Protests Reach Climax

June 29, 2015

Protests in Yerevan and other Armenian cities have persisted for over a week, following the state regulatory commission’s June 17 decision about increasing the electricity fee from August 1. As previously suggested (see EDM, June 12), the commission decided upon a smaller fee increase than Electric Networks of Armenia (ENA) management had originally asked for: while the initial request was for an...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Economics, Info Warfare/Media, The Caucasus, Armenia, Russia, Featured

Russia’s Bankrupting Empire

June 29, 2015

Following the June 22 decision by the European Union to extend its sanctions on Russia for another six months, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev soberly declared two days later that the country’s faltering economy would force the government in Moscow to make some difficult choices regarding meeting its spending commitments. Citing the negative impact of the West’s sanctions—passed in...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Economics, Foreign Policy, The Caucasus, Georgia, Europe, Moldova , Armenia

Kremlin Opens New Phase in Its War Against Ukraine

June 26, 2015

Moscow is growing impatient with Ukraine’s unwillingness to legalize the Donetsk and Luhansk “people’s republics” and rewrite Ukraine’s constitution to their and Moscow’s satisfaction. The Minsk Two armistice, imposed on Ukraine on February 12, envisages that political process to be completed by December of this year (2015).

That, however, is conditional on a complete, durable and verified...

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

Belarusian Identity and Rapprochement With the West

June 26, 2015

Not too long ago, Belarusian identity used to be a topic of purely academic interest. But today, publications devoted to this subject appear like from a horn of plenty. Not only do they show up frequently (see EDM, June 18, for two earlier examples), they are often intended for a lay audience. Clearly, such musings are the result of the crisis in Ukraine: Indeed, some patriotic Belarusians worry...

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

Georgia’s Anaklia Port May Alter Balance of Power Near Russian-Occupied Abkhazia

June 26, 2015

On June 9, the Georgian government finally selected two winners, two consortia that are to move to the final stage of the bidding process to design, construct and operate the deep sea port of Anaklia, on Georgia’s Black Sea cost. Both consortia are owned by Georgians. The first one, Anaklia Industrial Eco-Park and Port, was founded by Teimuraz Karchava, a Georgian businessman who owns some...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Economics, Foreign Policy, The Caucasus, Georgia, Russia, South Asia, Turkey

Two North Caucasus Rebel Leaders Face Off in Islamic State–Caucasus Emirate Dispute

June 26, 2015

Following multiple pledges of allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) by rebel amirs in Chechnya and Dagestan, a new statement, allegedly on behalf of all of the former amirs of the Caucasus Emirate appeared on the Internet on June 21 (Sitemultimedia.org, June 21). A voice with a Chechen accent reads the text of the oath of allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, which declares: “We testify that all...

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

Erdogan and Putin Meet in Baku: Will the Balance of Power Change in the South Caucasus?

June 25, 2015

After years of preparations, Azerbaijan is hosting the first ever European Games, which kicked off on June 12 and will end on June 28. Besides being a high-profile international sporting event, the Games also serve as an important symbol for Azerbaijan to prove its ties to the European community of states (Cbc.az, May 26).

The opening ceremony of the European Games attracted tens of thousands of...

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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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Kremlin Opens New Phase in Its War Against Ukraine

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Moscow is growing impatient with Ukraine’s unwillingness to legalize the Donetsk and Luhansk “people’s republics” and rewrite Ukraine’s constitution to their and Moscow’s satisfaction. The Minsk Two...


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