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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.

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1135 Sixteenth Street, N.W.

Washington, D.C....


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As Confrontation With US Worsens, Moscow Hopes to Make Inroads Into Europe

October 30, 2014 03:59 PM

The first of the two French-made helicopter-carrying Mistral-class assault ships, which Russia ordered in 2011, is reportedly ready for delivery. Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin announced that a Russian official delegation has been invited to arrive on November 14, at the Saint-Nazaire shipyard for a handing-over ceremony—a claim that the French government flatly denied on October 30 (RTL, October 30). According to Rogozin, the final decision on the delivery of the Mistral-class “Vladivostok” must be made by French president Francois Hollande, but “we believe France must defend its...


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Language Is National Security in Belarus

October 30, 2014

On October 23, President Alyaksandr Lukashenka met with a group of Belarusian writers. In any country surrounding Belarus, a meeting like this would probably not be similarly newsworthy. The country has two writers’ unions and a PEN-Center. Only one of these entities, called the Union of Writers of Belarus is loyal to the government and uses its funding. The other, called the Union of Belarusian...

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

Insurgency Reemerges in Kabardino-Balkaria

October 30, 2014

Nine years since the militants of Shamil Basaev and Anzor Astemirov ransacked Nalchik, the capital of Kabardino-Balkaria (RIA Novosti, September 7, 2013), on October 13, 2005, this republic remains a territory in a precarious security situation (newsru.com, accessed October 30). The ongoing trial of 57 suspects allegedly involved in that 2005 attack on Nalchik is doing nothing to reduce tensions...

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

Moscow’s Attempt to Annex Abkhazia Serves as a Bitter Lesson to Russia’s Friends and Opponents

October 29, 2014

On October 13, the Kremlin unveiled the so called “Agreement on Alliance and Integration” between Russia and breakaway Abkhazia (see EDM, October 23). To summarize this long and verbose text, the new treaty envisages a gradual but ultimately complete merger of the separatist region’s defense, law enforcement, customs, border, economic and healthcare agencies with those of the Russian Federation’s...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, The Caucasus, South Caucasus , Georgia, Russia

Analyst from Tatarstan Asserts That the West Wants to Destabilize the Republic Using Islamists

October 29, 2014

The notoriously well-known analyst from Tatarstan, Rais Suleimanov, has attacked the West for alleged support of Islamists in the republic. In his controversial and contradictory report, Suleimanov accuses the West of supporting Tatar nationalism and Islamism, but in the process he exposes his apparent close ties to the Russian security services. In particular, the analyst recalls the details of...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Russia, Middle Volga

Moscow’s Empty Promises on Far East Could Undermine Government Credibility

October 29, 2014

As more people die in eastern Ukraine in the fighting between government forces and Russia-backed rebels, Moscow seems determined to pursue its internal economic goals despite the damage already caused by the West’s sanctions. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said, on October 19, that his country will not make unilateral concessions in exchange for the lifting of the sanctions. Meanwhile,...

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Russia’s Draft Military Doctrine: Clues, Drivers and Moscow’s Challenge to Washington

October 28, 2014

President Vladimir’s Putin’s decision, on September 2, to order adjustments to Russia’s 2010 Military Doctrine by the end of the year raised questions concerning the timing and its underlying intention (see EDM, September 9). Recent analysis in the Russian military press and statements by the political-military leadership provide clues about what changes may occur, the drivers behind the process,...

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Moscow Launches Second Effort to Marginalize Crimean Tatar Mejlis

October 28, 2014

Because the Crimean Tatars and their assembly, the Mejlis, have opposed the Russian Anschluss of their homeland since the beginning, Moscow and the Russian occupying authorities on the Ukrainian peninsula have attempted to break it by banning some of its leaders, harassing others, and raiding its premises (see EDM, September 23). But these efforts not only have not eliminated the Mejlis as the...

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Germany Reconsiders Its Russia Policy in Light of Russia-Ukraine War

October 28, 2014

The German government’s response to Russia’s war against Ukraine—and by extension, Berlin’s assessment of Russia—is undergoing some reconsideration. Moscow has shaken Germany’s “trust” once more by flouting the armistice in Ukraine’s Donbas (eastern region encompassing the provinces of Luhansk and Donetsk). The annexation of Crimea and the hybrid war against Ukraine had undermined that...

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Germany Reconsiders Its Russia Policy in Light of Russia-Ukraine War

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The German government’s response to Russia’s war against Ukraine—and by extension, Berlin’s assessment of Russia—is undergoing some reconsideration. Moscow has shaken Germany’s “trust” once more by...


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