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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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Russia Reinforces Crimea as Military Conceals Underlying Conventional Weakness

March 31, 2015 03:56 PM

Russia’s recent “snap inspection” military exercises in Western and Southern Military Districts (see EDM, March 19) and the defense ministry’s plans to reinforce conventional deployments in Crimea (see EDM, March 27) generate an impression of revived Russian military power. However, Russia’s relatively careful and low-scale use of military power in Ukraine since February 2014, problems identified during the various snap inspection exercises, as well as limitations in the capacity of the defense ministry to solve water supply issues in Crimea appear to offer ample evidence of deep and systemic...


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Belarus’s Economic Crisis and National Unity

April 1, 2015

At present, news coming out of Belarus is marked by two particular refrains: the economic crisis and a search for national consolidation. These refrains may be interrelated since negative macroeconomic trends, coupled with a lack of structural reforms that would boost the private sector, make Belarus overly dependent on Russia. And in the absence of a unifying national idea, it would be difficult...

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Anti-Corruption Tide Sweeping Across Ukraine

April 1, 2015

As the fragile truce in eastern Ukraine has provided Kyiv with a respite from war, the Ukrainian authorities have begun to purge their own ranks. Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, who has been in charge of economic policy since the Maidan victory in February 2014, is having a hard time fending off corruption allegations. Ihor Kolomoysky, an oligarch who reportedly supported the...

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North Caucasians Complain About Shrinking Use of Their Native Languages

April 1, 2015

On March 19–20, a conference on the Russian language was held in the city of Stavropol (Dagminobr.ru, March 23). Like almost all conferences on language issues, it became quite politicized. While Russian officials pushed for Russian’s status as the country’s state language, the North Caucasian participants, especially those from Dagestan, emphasized that minority language issues are potentially...

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

Russian and Uzbek Soldiers Reportedly Now in Turkmenistan to Counter Afghan Threat

March 31, 2015

In a measure of just how frightened Ashgabat is of the possibility that Afghan radical forces will invade Turkmenistan, it has reportedly allowed Russian and now Uzbekistani military personnel to provide help in fortifying its border and has appealed to the United States for military assistance as well. All this is a major departure from Turkmenistan’s constitutionally-mandated neutrality and its...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Military/Security, Central Asia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan , Afghanistan, Russia

Russia Orchestrates Gagauz Election in Moldova, Ponders the Next Steps

March 31, 2015

On March 30, Irina Vlah was officially declared the winner of the election for the post of Bashkhan (head of the executive authority) in Moldova’s Gagauz Autonomous Territorial Unit (Gagauz Yeri). As now confirmed, Vlah won the election in the first round on March 22, with 51 percent of the votes cast, in a field of 10 candidates (Gagauzinfo.md, March 30).

Moscow had singled out Vlah from the...

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Are Georgian-Ukrainian Bilateral Relations Deteriorating?

March 30, 2015

On March 26, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili declared that he was postponing his state visit to Ukraine because he was too busy dealing with Georgia’s domestic affairs. Garibashvili took pains to emphasize that the postponement of his visit was not due to his unhappiness at the Ukrainian leadership’s decision to appoint former president Mikhail Saakashvili and his former senior...

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Putin’s Conveniently Imperfect Memory

March 30, 2015

The Kremlin press service announced last week that President Vladimir Putin would not celebrate the 15th anniversary of his first election, which occurred on March 26, 2000 (RBC.ru, March 26). Indeed, many murky circumstances cloud his improbable arrival to the summit of power as Boris Yeltsin’s hand-picked successor, which he probably does not wish to reflect upon at present; the image of his...

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History Widens the Divide Between the North Caucasus and the Rest of Russia

March 30, 2015

A struggle over history books appears to be unfolding in the North Caucasus. Moscow’s envoy to the region attacked North Caucasus universities for “falsifying history” at a meeting of governors of the North Caucasus Federal District, held in the city of Stavropol on March 20, devoted to economic and educational issues (Stav.kp.ru, March 20).

The deputy head of the North Caucasus Federal...

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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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On March 30, Irina Vlah was officially declared the winner of the election for the post of Bashkhan (head of the executive authority) in Moldova’s Gagauz Autonomous Territorial Unit (Gagauz Yeri). As...


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