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Fifth Annual China Defense and Security Conference

January 20, 2015 10:41 AM

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

Thursday, March 12, 20158:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

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Carnegie Endowment for International Peace 1779...


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The Partisan Movements in Belarus During World War II (Part One)

January 30, 2015 03:42 PM

Belarus stands out from other European countries in terms of the casualty rates it suffered during World War II: close to one-third of the entire population of Belarus perished in the war. Another distinguishing feature of Belarus is the role played by its underground partisan movement during Nazi Germany’s military occupation, which began on June 22, 1941, and ended in August 1944. Not only is the degree of the locals’ involvement in that movement impressive, but so is the role it continues to play in the historical memory of Belarusians. Therefore, the scope and achievements of the...


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North Caucasus Militants Split Between Caucasus Emirate and Islamic State, as Radical Islam Gains Influence in Region

January 30, 2015

In the run-up to the fifth anniversary of the founding the North Caucasus Federal District, Russia’s Ministry of Interior officially reported the results of 2014. It said the law enforcement agencies last year killed 259 members of the armed underground movement, including 36 leaders. In addition, 421 militants and their accomplices were arrested in 2014, while 24 members of illegal armed groups...

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

Fissures in Russo-Armenian Partnership Spill out Into Yerevan’s International Relations

January 30, 2015

As the investigation into the January 12 murder of the Avetisyan family (see EDM, January 16) continues, several top Armenian officials have admitted that the Russian side’s refusal to hand over Valery Permyakov, Russian soldier who is the main suspect in the case, contradicts existing Russo-Armenian agreements. Nonetheless, Prosecutor General Gevorg Kostanyan has not yet sent an inquiry to his...

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

Kazakhstan’s Foreign Policy: One for All, or All for One?

January 29, 2015

On December 26, 2014, Kazakhstani Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov delivered an official briefing on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ 2014 activities. He provided a broad overview of Kazakhstan’s main foreign policy achievements and breakthroughs throughout the past year. Notably, President Nursultan Nazarbayev made eight official visits abroad and hosted 16 foreign heads of state in the country....

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Moscow Becomes Increasingly Worried About Russian Nationals Fighting With Islamic State

January 29, 2015

Russia has finally become concerned about its nationals fighting in Syria against its ally, Bashar al-Assad, and has begun targeting fighters returning from abroad. The authorities’ actions sometimes take an outrageous turn, such as when they recently accused men who had been in Egypt on a business trip for several weeks of involvement in the insurgency in Syria and Iraq. It is unclear how the...

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

Now You See It, Now You Don’t: Putin Cheating on the Armistice Line in Ukraine

January 29, 2015

Russian President Vladimir Putin is playing a cheating game with the West and Ukraine, not only hollowing out the Minsk armistice agreements (see EDM, January 22, 23, 27), but even shifting the agreed-upon demarcation line on the ground and on the map. Kyiv is alert to Putin’s con games, but it is forced to face a stronger Russia one-on-one, without Western assistance. Ukraine’s Western partners...

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Minsk Ceasefire Agreements Are Dead, but the Russian Offensive Is Faltering

January 29, 2015

The Minsk ceasefire agreements, signed last September by the representatives of Russia, Ukraine, the Moscow-backed rebels and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), were designed to stop the fighting in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine and create a semblance of a demilitarized zone from which the warring sides must withdraw their heavy weapons. But the Minsk...

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Authorities Crack Down on Tatarstan Activists

January 28, 2015

On December 28, 2014, authorities in the city of Naberezhnye Chelny, Tatarstan, detained Tatar rights activist Rafis Kashapov upon his return from Turkey, where he had reportedly received medical treatment and held meetings with local activists. The authorities ordered the activist detained for two months for “fueling inter-ethnic strife.” Kashapov heads the Tatar Civil Center in Naberezhnye...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, Europe, Ukraine, Crimea, Russia, Middle Volga

Tensions Continue Along Line of Contact Around Karabakh

January 28, 2015

On January 2–3, clashes took place along the Line of Contact between Azerbaijan and the unrecognized, Armenian-backed Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR), resulting in casualties on both sides. Though a cease-fire between Armenia and Azerbaijan was reached in 1994, it has regularly been violated for more than 20 years. The violation of the ceasefire regime and the loss of two Armenian soldiers...

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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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Now You See It, Now You Don’t: Putin Cheating on the Armistice Line in Ukraine

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Russian President Vladimir Putin is playing a cheating game with the West and Ukraine, not only hollowing out the Minsk armistice agreements (see EDM, January 22, 23, 27), but even shifting the...


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