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The following are the most popular articles at Jamestown.org for the past 2 weeks:

  1. December 12, 2014

    Russia seems about to suspend the military phase of its multi-dimensional assault on Ukraine. The Kremlin’s “Novorossiya” project (see EDM, May 27) is shelved until further notice. Instead, Moscow is switching to what Foreign Affairs Minister Sergei Lavrov has termed “a post-war phase, so to speak”...

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  2. December 16, 2014

    Astana’s language and nationality policies have put Kazakhstan at risk of becoming a second Ukraine in 2015, according to Ilya Namovir, a Russian linguist who edits the “Russians in Kazakhstan” portal. The next twelve months are likely to be critical because, as a result of changes in laws and...

    Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Central Asia, Kazakhstan , Russia

  3. December 9, 2014

    Since Russia’s almost effortless annexation of Crimea in March 2014, the country’s political-military leadership has promised an adequate defense reinforcement of the peninsula. This would build on existing Russian military infrastructure in Crimea, particularly associated with the basing of the...

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  4. December 12, 2014

    A tactical shift is noticeable in Russia’s policy toward Ukraine. The Kremlin has adjusted its rhetoric, and Russian diplomacy its terminology. They seem to suggest that Russia is restraining its territorial and political objectives in Ukraine. In parallel, Russia is suspending offensive military...

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  5. December 11, 2014

    In the spacious, though somewhat faded and dimly lit lavishness of the Soviet-built official air terminal of Vnukovo-2, on the afternoon of December 6, President Vladimir Putin met for two hours with his French counterpart, Francois Hollande. This previously unannounced meeting was, according to...

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  6. December 12, 2014

    The Ukrainian crisis started late last year, when then–Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych suddenly refused to sign the long-planned association agreement with the European Union and ordered the brutal dispersal of student protesters in downtown Kyiv. The chain of events that followed led to the...

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

  7. December 9, 2014

    On November 29, a television station styling itself “the National Television of Talyshton” (“Tolyshystoni Millaiiya Vindasado”—TMV) began broadcasting in Azerbaijan under the direction of Talysh poet Zabig Madozh. One year ago, Madozh launched a YouTube video service in the Talysh language, and he...

    Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Info Warfare/Media, The Caucasus, South Caucasus , Azerbaijan , Russia

  8. December 11, 2014

    Implications related to the signing of the Russo-Abkhazian Agreement on Alliance and Strategic Partnership, on November 24, have been reverberating across the region, and have had profound effects on Armenia. For one thing, the agreement again stimulated a discussion about the possible restoration...

    Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Transit, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, The Caucasus, South Caucasus , Georgia, Armenia, Russia

  9. December 15, 2014

    On December 4, Major-General Oleksandr Rozmazninov, of Ukraine’s General Staff, reported a Russian deployment of the Iskander-M tactical missile system to Crimea. (Dzerkalo Tyzhnia, December 4). This and other Russian military deployments to the annexed peninsula have prompted debates on the shift...

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

  10. December 16, 2014

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    In order to stimulate centrifugal processes in Ukraine, the Kremlin needs the Donetsk and Luhansk “people’s republics” to remain within Ukraine’s political system pro forma, albeit outside Kyiv’s control de facto. It...

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