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The Jamestown Foundation’s Fifth Annual China Defense and Security Conference

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Despite Multiple Troubles, Russia Continues Its Pressure Against Georgia

March 4, 2015 04:36 PM

One might expect that while Russia’s political, diplomatic, military and economic resources are tied down in its protracted war in Ukraine, the Kremlin would have difficulty focusing on other regions within the post-Soviet space. But even a casual glance at Russia’s recent activities in Georgia immediately dispels such assumptions.

During the latest round of Russian-Georgian talks (held on February 26), carried out between Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin and Zurab Abashidze, the Georgian prime minister’s special representative for relations with Russia, Moscow again raised...


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Belarusian Collaborators in World War II

March 6, 2015

When, in December 1918, the Red Army captured Minsk and the short-lived (established on March 25, 1918) Belarusian People’s Republic (BPR) ceased to exist, multiple nationalist activists fled Belarus and found refuge in several European countries, including Germany. After Adolf Hitler’s National Socialist (Nazi) Party came to power in inter-war Germany, some of these Belarusian expatriates sought...

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Nazarbayev Calls Snap Presidential Vote

March 6, 2015

On February 25, Kazakhstani President Nursultan Nazarbayev made a televised address to the nation to announce an early presidential election that will take place on April 26. The head of state used his right to call an early election granted to him by article 41(3-1) of the constitution. This article had first been introduced into the country’s legislation in February 2011—two months before the...

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Another Chechen Émigré Murdered in Turkey

March 6, 2015

Istanbul has experienced another series of murders of Chechens who fled to Turkey from persecution back home during the second Russian-Chechen war. After the start of that war in the fall of 1999, thousands of Chechens flocked to Turkey seeking political asylum. According to unofficial estimates, about 10,000 Chechens settled in Turkey in this exodus, and seven Chechens have been killed in the...

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

Moldova’s New Government: Daunting Challenges Ahead

March 6, 2015

Moldova has a new government, the Alliance for a European Moldova (AEM), since February 28, after elections and an agitated interregnum. It is a minority coalition and, moreover, an internally divided one, requiring cooperation with the Communist Party’s “constructive opposition” (see EDM, March 5).

The new prime minister, Chiril Gaburici, born in 1976, rose from modest circumstances to become...

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Moscow Remains Fertile Recruiting Ground for Aspiring Jihadists

March 5, 2015

From time to time, Russia is forced to reveal information about the real situation involving the jihadist movement in the Russian capital. Authorities are not keen on providing figures on how many Moscow residents are Muslims to avoid traumatizing the Russian Orthodox residents. According to some, possibly biased, estimates, about a million Moscow residents may be Muslims (Muslim.ru, accessed...

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

The Murder of Boris Nemtsov: An Unsolved Conspiracy

March 5, 2015

Boris Nemtsov (55), former governor of Nizny Novgorod, former deputy Duma speaker, deputy prime minister under President Boris Yeltsin and, more recently, an opposition leader and vocal critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down last Friday night, February 27, in downtown Moscow, just a hundred meters from the Kremlin (see EDM, March 2). Tens of thousands protested Nemtsov’s slaying; his...

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Moldova’s Party System Blocks Reforms, Defeats the Reformers

March 5, 2015

Moldova’s new government, the Alliance for a European Moldova (AEM), is a reformatted version of the Alliance for European Integration (AEI) that came to power in Moldova in 2009. Its revised title conveys an emphasis on internal transformation, instead of premature ambitions for membership in the European Union, which the former title had implied. The name change reflects a more realistic...

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Moldova: European Choice With Communist Support?

March 5, 2015

Following yet another protracted political crisis, the Moldovan parliament has voted to approve a minority government, the Alliance for a European Moldova (AEM), on February 18, thanks to the Communist Party’s support. The AEM government needed 51 votes for approval. It could only muster 39 votes on its own; but it received 19 Communist votes after negotiations with that party’s leader, Vladimir...

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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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Moldova’s New Government: Daunting Challenges Ahead

March 6, 2015 05:49 PM

Moldova has a new government, the Alliance for a European Moldova (AEM), since February 28, after elections and an agitated interregnum. It is a minority coalition and, moreover, an internally...


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