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Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Repercussions for Moldova and the South Caucasus

June 16, 2014 06:00 AM

The Jamestown Foundation invites you to attend a conference exploring the profound effect the Russia-Ukraine conflict has had on Moldova and the South Caucasus. Our panelists will examine current...


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Ukraine Defines Armed Secessionists as Terrorists, Russia as Terrorism Sponsor

July 25, 2014 05:34 PM

Ukraine is asking Western governments and international organizations to designate the Moscow-backed Donetsk and Luhansk “people’s republics” (“DPR” and “LPR,” in Ukraine’s east) as terrorist organizations. Their political leaderships and their military units would be liable for designation as terrorist. President Petro Poroshenko, the Ukrainian parliament and the government are turning to their Western counterparts with this request.

This request has been catalyzed by the shooting down of the Boeing 777 international airliner on July 17, from “DPR”-controlled territory adjoining the...


Cat: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Vlad’s Corner, Home Page, Featured, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, Terrorism, Europe, Ukraine, Russia
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Documentary Appears About Azerbaijani Fighters in Syria

July 25, 2014

As the Syrian conflict enters its fourth year, more media attention has recently been devoted to the growing number of Azerbaijanis fighting in the war. Increased appearances by Azerbaijanis in various videos, online discussions and news releases have attracted wider attention from journalists to find out what they are fighting for in Syria, who are they aligned with and how can this flow of...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Military/Security, The Caucasus, South Caucasus , Azerbaijan , Middle East, Syria, Turkey

Central Asians in Syria and Ukraine: Which is the Greater Threat?

July 25, 2014

Since Russia’s “annexation” of Crimea and the start of the Russia-backed “rebellion” in Donbas (eastern Ukrainian region encompassing Donetsk and Luhansk provinces), Central Asian countries have become concerned about their citizens joining the pro-Russia forces in Ukraine as “mercenaries.” Prior to the Ukraine crisis, the greatest fear for Central Asian governments was their citizens joining...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Military/Security, Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan , Kazakhstan , Turkmenistan, Tajikistan , Europe

Are Russian Authorities Covertly Forcing North Caucasians Out of Stavropol?

July 25, 2014

The Federal Security Service (FSB) this week described the latest killing of a person from Dagestan in its usual manner. According to an official report, a man fired two shots and threw a grenade at the police in the vicinity of the village of Padinskoe in Novoselitsky district on July 21. The attacker was killed by return fire. The police found a TT handgun and a grenade next to the criminal...

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

Post-Mortem Photograph and Video of Doku Umarov Emerge

July 24, 2014

Chechen president Ramzan Kadyrov posted a photograph of the dead leader of the North Caucasus insurgency, Doku Umarov, on his personal Instagram page, while the militants provided their official version of the death of Umarov, who headed the insurgency from 2006 to 2013. Kadyrov deleted the photograph of the dead Umarov from his Instagram account just one day after its publication (Instagram,...

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

Nuclear Deterrence in the Context of the Ukrainian-Russian Conflict

July 24, 2014

In the aftermath of the Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 tragedy, the Russian proxy war against Ukraine may evolve in one of three ways. It could become even more irregular, leading to protracted fighting and, eventually, even a frozen conflict. Second, a “surprise” rapid escalation of the war cannot be excluded either. A final possibility is for the war in eastern Ukraine to de-escalate but...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Military/Security, Europe, Ukraine, Crimea, Russia

Russia and Rebels Claim Innocence on Flight MH17, Blame Ukraine and US

July 24, 2014

The Malaysian passenger jet Flight MH17, which crashed on July 17, killing 298 people, was apparently shot down over the territory of the Ukrainian region of Donbas, controlled by pro-Russia and Moscow-backed separatists. Russian authorities have gone into their traditional mode of rejecting any possible guilt. Moscow is angrily rebuffing circumstantial evidence indicating the rebels could have...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, Europe, Ukraine, Russia

Belarus and the West: Reemerging From the Abyss

July 23, 2014

As Russia’s relations with the West rapidly deteriorate, there are noticeable signs that Belarus’s relations with the West are improving. Thus, during a July conference with Belarus’s ambassadors and consular workers, Vladimir Makei, the Belarusian minister of foreign affairs, averred that “recently, we managed to shape a constructive dialogue with the United States. Also, our permanent...

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Russia Likely to Review Its Strategy Toward Moldova

July 23, 2014

In his July 11 video blog address to the nation, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev offered a number of video sequences portraying the day-to-day activities of his government. One of these clips included a Cabinet discussion debating Russia’s potential responses to Moldova, Ukraine and Georgia signing association agreements with the European Union (premier.gov.ru, July 11). A week later,...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Europe, Moldova , 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 Defines Armed Secessionists as Terrorists, Russia as Terrorism Sponsor

July 25, 2014 05:34 PM

Ukraine is asking Western governments and international organizations to designate the Moscow-backed Donetsk and Luhansk “people’s republics” (“DPR” and “LPR,” in Ukraine’s east) as terrorist...


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