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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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  1. July 15, 2014

    Declared by an unlawful “referendum” on May 11, the Moscow-backed “Donetsk People’s Republic” (DPR; along with the “Luhansk People’s Republic”—LPR) has existed thus far as scattered dots on the map in Ukraine’s east. Initially, those dots included administrative and law-enforcement buildings...

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

  2. July 21, 2014

    The “commander-in-chief” of the “Novorossiya” defense forces (the Russia-supported separatists fighting in eastern Ukraine), Igor Girkin (a.k.a. Strelkov), told journalists recently that prior to March 31, 2013, he had been a colonel in the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB). By his admission,...

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

  3. July 11, 2014

    The conflict in eastern Ukraine has clear parallels with other “hot spots” in the former Soviet Union, where the Kremlin has ambitions. The clearest parallels are with the Transnistrian conflict on the eve of the collapse of the Soviet Union. Unlike the rest of Moldova, ethnic Moldovans in...

    Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Ukraine, Moldova , Crimea, Russia

  4. July 17, 2014

    This year Sino-Mongolian relations have been buffeted by a series of challenging interruptions: the Mongolian government’s standoff with Rio Tinto over expanding underground mining operations at Oyu Tolgoi (OT) which will disrupt development of shipments of copper concentrate supplies to China,...

    Category: China Brief, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Economics, Energy, Central Asia, Mongolia, China and the Asia-Pacific, China

  5. July 17, 2014

    Part One of this article covered the modernization of the People’s Liberation Army Second Artillery Force’s (PLASAF) conventional arsenal and the “conventionalization of deterrence”—the creation of doctrines that rely on advanced non-nuclear weapons to deter U.S. and other international...

    Category: China Brief, Home Page, Featured, Military/Security, China and the Asia-Pacific, China

  6. July 23, 2014

    German diplomacy went into high gear after the shooting down of an international airliner by Russia’s proxy forces in Ukraine’s east on July 17. The terrorist act with the use of a Russian-supplied surface-to-air missile system killed all 298 people from 11 countries aboard the plane (see EDM, July...

    Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Vlad’s Corner, Home Page, Featured, Foreign Policy, Europe, Western Europe, Russia, Ukraine

  7. July 17, 2014

    On July 10, several Chinese news outlets announced that China had taken an important step towards achieving “self-reliance” (zizhu baozhang) through the “breaking” (dapo) of a foreign monopoly on military-use computer airborne systems (People’s Daily Online, July 10). Many details of the two...

    Category: China Brief, In a Fortnight, Home Page, Military/Security, Economics, China and the Asia-Pacific, China

  8. July 18, 2014

    Russia is facing a new problem and this concerns the new front that the Chechens have launched outside the North Caucasus. As a result of the brutal suppression of the Chechen armed resistance, only three small groups are left in the republic: the group led by Hamzat, who is also the emir of all...

    Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Europe, Ukraine

  9. July 14, 2014

    Defeated in Slovyansk and three other districts in Donetsk province on July 5–6 (see EDM, July 10), Russia’s proxy forces have regrouped in the city of Donetsk. Anticipating a Ukrainian blockade or siege-type operation, the secessionists are consolidating their military organization, taking shelter...

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

  10. July 18, 2014

    The Trilateral Contact Group is the latest of several international forums that have emerged in response to Russia’s war against Ukraine (see accompanying article). Established in June, the Contact Group brings together representatives of Ukraine, Russia, the Organization for Security and...

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