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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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Russia Wields Upper Hand in Ukraine’s Donbas Post-Armistice

September 17, 2014 04:18 PM

Russia’s war against Ukraine is a multi-dimensional conflict undertaking. It has come to a standstill on the battlefield in Ukraine, but continues nonetheless in its military aspect (below the combat threshold) and in its political, economic, propaganda, and cultural aspects. Russia’s overall objective is to halt and reverse the completion of Ukraine’s nation formation, state-building, and orientation to the West.

The ceasefire protocol, signed on September 5, gives Russia the upper hand over Ukraine and its Western partners for the time being. Having annexed Crimea in the spring, Russia is...


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Turkish Businesses Seek to Open North Caucasus to the Outside World

September 17, 2014

On September 7, representatives of the Turkish government-owned company Caykur met with North Ossetia’s Prime Minister Sergei Takoev to discuss an investment project in the Russian republic. Caykur applied for a swath of land in North Ossetia on which to build a tea packing plant (osradio.ru, September 8). Even though the Turkish company’s plans are still under consideration, if they proceed as...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Economics, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Russia, Turkey, North Caucasus Analysis

Ukrainian Economy in Dire Straits, Being Destroyed by War

September 17, 2014

If turmoil in Donbas, Ukraine’s industrial heartland comprising the provinces of Donetsk and Luhansk, continues, next year will be the third year without economic growth for the country. This is especially detrimental for an emerging economy that has not yet overcome the devastating effects of the 2008–2009 global financial crisis. The situation would have been even worse, but for international...

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

Russia, NATO Continue to Hold Countervailing Military Exercises in and Around Ukraine

September 16, 2014

In the wake of worsening Russian-Western relations over Ukraine, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is holding Rapid Trident military exercises, on September 16–26, in Ukraine near Lviv. According to European Command (EUCOM) spokesman Gregory Hicks, the drills will bring together about 1,300 troops from 15 countries, including Ukraine, NATO members Bulgaria, Canada, Germany, the United...

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Chisinau Says Pro-Moscow Provocations Ahead

September 16, 2014

Mihai Balan, director of Moldova’s Intelligence and Security Service (SIS), says the organization has evidence that Moscow is planning to stage provocations in his country in the coming weeks, in advance of the Moldovan November parliamentary elections. Russia will utilize not only traditional sources of Transnistria in the north and Gagauzia in the southeast, he argues, but Moscow also intends...

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Putin Orders Largest Snap Inspection Exercise of the Year

September 16, 2014

On September 11, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a “snap inspection” of the Armed Forces in Eastern Military District (MD). The motif of the “snap inspection” has been popularized by the defense minister, Army-General Sergei Shoigu, since early 2013 and used to great effect during the Ukraine crisis as an additional tool to maintain Moscow’s pressure on the Ukrainian government and to...

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Between Uncle Sam and ‘Uncle Vova’

September 15, 2014

Alyaksandr Lukashenka has somewhat softened his rhetoric about the supposed crucial role of the United States in sparking the Ukrainian crisis (see EDM, September 9). On September 9, during his visit to the Minsk Industrial Leather Association, he said that “the root causes of the situation in Ukraine have nothing to do with Americans or Europeans but with Ukrainians alone. These causes are...

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Head of Dagestan Faces Criticism From Moscow

September 15, 2014

September 8 marked a year since Ramazan Abdulatipov became governor of Dagestan. Abdulatipov was officially appointed governor of the region in September 2013, even though he had been the acting interim head of the republic since January 2013. Despite Moscow’s approval of Abdulatipov and the sweeping changes he heralded with his anti-corruption and modernization campaigns, the political situation...

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

The Pause in the Ukraine War Is Not Putin’s Victory

September 15, 2014

The tragic battles around Donetsk and Luhansk (collectively known as the Donbas region) have taken a pause, and as civilians try to rebuild a semblance of normal life, leaders are figuring out how to now move forward. In his first 100 days, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has shown the ability to absorb hard blows, but now he needs to find both resolve to rebuild confidence in his...

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Vladimir Socor is a senior fellow of The Jamestown Foundation and regular writer for Eurasia Daily Monitor.

Breaking News:

Russia Wields Upper Hand in Ukraine’s Donbas Post-Armistice

September 17, 2014 04:18 PM

Russia’s war against Ukraine is a multi-dimensional conflict undertaking. It has come to a standstill on the battlefield in Ukraine, but continues nonetheless in its military aspect (below the combat...


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