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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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Putin’s War for Novorossiya

September 2, 2014 04:35 PM

After recent successes by Russia-backed rebel forces in southeastern Ukraine, increased reports of Russian regular troops involved in the conflict, and belligerent statements by the Russian leadership, speculation mounts in Moscow as to the nature of the Kremlin’s “war aims.” Some clues as to Moscow’s evolving tactical and strategic aims in Ukraine have emerged from presidential statements, Russian military activity in Ukraine, the continued deployment of combined-arms forces near the border, and the assembling of peacekeeping forces that appear ready to commence an operation. On August 31,...


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Ossetian Politicians Reap Political Benefits from Moscow for Backing Ukraine Conflict

September 2, 2014

On August 18, the Ekho Kavkaza news service published an interview with two Ossetian militants who are fighting on the Russian side in Ukraine. The militants preferred to be identified by their nicknames—Mamai and Volk (Wolf). They were interviewed at a café on the mountain highway that connects North Ossetia and South Ossetia (ekhokavkaza.com, August 18).

The militants detailed the...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Military/Security, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , South Caucasus , Georgia, Europe

Kremlin Said to Be Developing Plan for Partitioning Georgia

September 2, 2014

Since the start of this year, Vladimir Putin’s Russia has invaded Ukraine, annexed Crimea and pushed for Ukraine’s “federalization.” The severe international concern caused by these actions was further compounded last month (August 2014) by Vladimir Zhirinovsky’s statement in Yalta that after Moscow subdues Ukraine, it will move against other post-Soviet countries in order to rebuild the Russian...

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

A Brief Look at the Historical Parallels Between Ukraine’s Situation in 1918 and 2014

August 15, 2014

One hundred years ago, World War I erupted on the European continent, ultimately leading to the fracturing and collapse of the multi-national Austro-Hungarian, German, Ottoman and Russian Empires. However, out of the rubble of the old Romanov state, the Bolsheviks managed to cobble together a new imperial, multi-national entity—the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)—though at the cost of...

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Russian Leadership Still Thinks It Can Defeat North Caucasus Insurgency by Building Ski Resorts

August 15, 2014

Federal Security Service (FSB) Director Alexander Bortnikov, who is also chairman of the Russian National Antiterrorist Committee (NAK) and has chaired the Council of Heads of Security Agencies of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries since 2008, has made another triumphant statement. He declared that as a result of the steps taken by the Russian security services, the number of...

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

Luhansk: The Other ‘People’s Republic’ in Eastern Ukraine

August 15, 2014

The secessionist “Luhansk People’s Republic’s” (LPR) leadership is experiencing even greater turmoil, compared with that of the adjacent “Donetsk People’s Republic” (DPR) in Ukraine’s east. On August 14 the “head (glava) of the republic,” Valery Bolotov, returned to Luhansk after a Moscow visit and announced his resignation (Itar-Tass, Rossiya 24 TV, August 14, 15). Some other leadership figures...

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Strelkov/Girkin Demoted, Transnistrian Siloviki Strengthened in ‘Donetsk People’s Republic’

August 15, 2014

On August 14–15, the “Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) government” and its military command underwent another recasting—the second within one week, while Ukrainian forces tighten the ring around the city of Donetsk.

Colonel Igor Strelkov/Girkin, a hero to Russia’s nationalist public, has now been stripped of much of his authority in the “DPR.” Conversely, the team of siloviki (security services...

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

Rogun Dam Studies Set the Scene for Further Disputes Among Central Asian Countries

August 14, 2014

Last month (July 2014), a World Bank assessment explicitly approved the technical, economic and social aspects of the construction of the planned Rogun hydropower plant (Rogun HPP). The conclusions vindicate Tajikistan, which has hoped to build this hydroelectric dam for years. Uzbekistan, on the other hand, long an opponent of the Rogun HPP, expressed strong dissatisfaction, leaving the dispute...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Economics, Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan , Tajikistan , Kazakhstan

Violence in Dagestan Shows No Sign of Diminishing

August 14, 2014

With the approach of the 15th anniversary of the Islamic militants’ incursion into Dagestan in 1999, it appears that the militants have only grown stronger since then, and their activities have become a daily routine in the republic.

August in Dagestan began with a bombing aimed at a favorite target of the militants—the Center for Combating Extremism. According to investigators, on the morning...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Military/Security, Terrorism, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , 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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Luhansk: The Other ‘People’s Republic’ in Eastern Ukraine

August 15, 2014 06:15 PM

The secessionist “Luhansk People’s Republic’s” (LPR) leadership is experiencing even greater turmoil, compared with that of the adjacent “Donetsk People’s Republic” (DPR) in Ukraine’s east. On August...


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