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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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August 21, 2015


James Brandon

Overshadowed by events in Syria, Yemen and elsewhere in the Middle East, Libya has slipped deeper into chaos in recent weeks. This trend was accentuated in mid-August when the Islamic...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Brief, Global Terrorism Analysis, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, Terrorism, North Africa, China and the Asia-Pacific

China Stokes Anti-Japanese Sentiment After Abe Speech, Ahead of September Parade

August 18, 2015

This past week marked the 70th anniversary of Japan’s surrender and the end of World War II. On August 14, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gave a speech commemorating the end of the war and expressing regret and repentance for...

Category: China Brief, In a Fortnight, China and the Asia-Pacific, China, Japan

PLA Special Operations: Forces, Command, Training and Future Direction

August 18, 2015

This is the first of two articles on PLA Special Operations Forces (SOF). The second article will explore SOF combat missions and potential for missions abroad.

The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) considers special operations...

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

China’s Military Modernization: The Legacy of Admiral Wu Shengli

August 18, 2015

Earlier this month, Caixin reported on another round of Chinese military promotions, highlighting the youth and operational experience of the People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) newly minted generals (Caixin, August 12). Moreover,...

Category: China Brief, China and the Asia-Pacific, China, South China Sea

China Makes Inroads Into Strategically Located North Caucasus Republic

August 12, 2015

On July 27, Ingushetia’s governor, Yunus-Bek Yevkurov, met members of two Chinese delegations in the republic’s capital, Magas. Chinese investors have reportedly expressed interest in some of the republic’s old oil fields that...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Economics, Foreign Policy, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , China and the Asia-Pacific, China

Russia’s Reputation Sinks Precipitously in International Opinion Polls

August 10, 2015

While breaking the norms of international behavior at its own discretion, Russia may fancy itself a champion of change in the world order; but in fact, it is increasingly seen as an arrogant maverick and a sore loser. Russian...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Economics, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, The Caucasus, Georgia, China and the Asia-Pacific, China

Once Again Moscow Tries to Intimidate Tokyo

July 31, 2015

Despite the best efforts of both Moscow and Tokyo to sustain the momentum toward a full normalization of their relations and a genuine rapprochement (see EDM, February 24, 2014; June 10, 2014), once again Russia has tried to...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Military/Security, Foreign Policy, China and the Asia-Pacific, China, Japan, Russia

Why Moscow Sells Arms for Rubber, Fruit and Vegetables

July 24, 2015

Sometimes a story appears that seemingly makes no sense and cries out for an explanation. The following story is one of those cases: On July 15, RIA Novosti reported that Russia will trade $160 million worth of military hardware...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Economics, Foreign Policy, Russia, China and the Asia-Pacific, South China Sea

Putin’s Diplomatic Offensive Fails in Tokyo

July 23, 2015

As Russo-Western relations go from bad to worse, the Kremlin has been developing strategic ties with Asia. In a recent three-part policy manifesto, President Vladimir Putin’s adviser Sergei Glazyev declared that the United States...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Foreign Policy, China and the Asia-Pacific, Japan, Northeast Asia, Russia

Turkmenistan Complains Gazprom Is Not Paying Its Bills

July 15, 2015

On July 8, Turkmenistan’s Ministry of Oil and Gas noted that Russian state natural gas company Gazprom had failed to pay for imports since the beginning of the year, stating, “The Russian company OAO Gazprom has failed to pay...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Foreign Policy, Economics, Energy, Transit, Central Asia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

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In a Fortnight: Myanmar's Leaders Court China Despite Violence Along Border

July 17, 2015 03:41 PM

As global attention focuses on China’s rising tensions with neighboring states in the South China Sea, violence has erupted elsewhere in the region, this time along China's border with Myanmar....

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Putin’s Pivot to China: Profit-Free, but Problem-Rich

August 31, 2015 05:47 PM

China will host a huge military parade in Beijing on September 3, and President Vladimir Putin will be in attendance—returning President Xi Jinping’s earlier gesture of Sino-Russian partnership,...

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Northeast Asia

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Mongolia’s Place in China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’

August 18, 2015 01:21 PM

Although the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has been active in promoting its ‘One Belt, One Road’ (OBOR) Eurasian and maritime initiative during the last two years, to the north in Mongolia there...

Cat: China Brief, Northeast Asia, Mongolia, China
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