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Ukraine’s Security Challenges in the East and Military Reform

July 15, 2015 02:00 PM


On July 27, 2015, The Jamestown Foundation hosted former Ukrainian Deputy Minister of Defense, Admiral Ihor Kabanenko, and Vice President of Kyiv-based high-technology firm KM Core, Bohdan Kupych....

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  1. September 29, 2015

    Russia’s aggression against its neighbors is often called “hybrid” war because it makes use of techniques that give the Kremlin deniability in the eyes of some while allowing Russia to advance its power into the territories of other states. If one accepts that definition, even if not the term...

    Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Transit, Economics, Europe, Baltics, Russia

  2. September 22, 2015

    On August 25, an explosion occurred on a Turkish natural gas pipeline that connects to the South Caucasus Pipeline, which transports gas from Azerbaijan, through Georgia, and into Turkey (Anadolu Agency, August 25). According to the Turkish press, the militant organization the Kurdistan Worker’s...

    Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Energy, Military/Security, Terrorism, The Caucasus, South Caucasus , Azerbaijan , Russia, Turkey

  3. September 22, 2015

    Russia’s Armed Forces and security bodies have concluded the primary military exercise of the combat training year. The strategic-operational exercise Tsentr 2015 was the largest of the year, modeling an intervention in Central Asia under the umbrella of the Collective Security Treaty Organization...

    Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Military/Security, Central Asia, Kazakhstan , Russia, Middle Volga

  4. September 24, 2015

    The Russian media ramped up coverage of Syria after reports emerged that the Russian military is actively taking part in the conflict on the side of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. To distract Russian citizens from domestic issues and justify intervention in the conflict, the authorities in...

    Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Military/Security, Terrorism, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Middle East, Syria, Iraq

  5. September 24, 2015

    On September 16, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree introducing sanctions against 105 firms and 388 individuals, mainly from Russia, for supporting the annexation of Crimea and the war in the eastern Ukrainian region of Donbas (, September 16). The decree came into...

    Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Economics, Foreign Policy, Domestic/Social, Europe, Ukraine, Crimea, Russia

  6. September 30, 2015

    The Central Asian republic of Turkmenistan is considering abandoning the socio-economic system, in place since independence over 20 years ago, that the government has used to placate the population. At a meeting of the Council of Elders, on September 10, several members of this government advisory...

    Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Energy, Central Asia, Turkmenistan

  7. September 25, 2015

    President Vladimir Putin is heading to New York to address the United Nations with a strong hand, while his United States counterpart, Barack Obama, seems weak and indecisive. According to Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov, the summit with Obama on September 28 will be dominated by the Syrian...

    Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, Middle East, Syria, Russia, Turkey

  8. September 28, 2015

    On September 26, Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka arrived in New York to take part in the 70th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations. His speech is expected on September 29. Upon arrival, Lukashenka met with Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the International...

    Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Europe, Belarus

  9. September 23, 2015

    On September 4, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Khloponin and the Russian presidential envoy to the North Caucasian Federal District, Sergei Melikov, visited the city of Kizlyar in northern Dagestan. Among the promises Khloponin made in Kizlyar was to set up a militarized Cossack school for...

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

  10. September 23, 2015

    On September 19, following his one-on-one meeting in Sochi with Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin issued an order to launch negotiations with Belarus about the creation of a new Russian airbase near Bobruisk (, September 19). Vigorous discussion in...

    Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Domestic/Social, Military/Security, Europe, Belarus, Russia