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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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Asymmetric Ties and a Balancing Act

July 31, 2014

The geopolitical perspective that Belarus is being squeezed between Russia and the European Union remains relevant. New information continues to reveal modest but noticeable attempts to improve Belarus’s relations with the West...

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

Moscow Dismisses Western Sanctions, as Fighting in Donbas Intensifies

July 31, 2014

This week, the United States and the European Union imposed long-awaited and feared punitive economic sanctions aimed at sectors of the Russian economy and designed to change President Vladimir Putin’s policies on Ukraine. But in...

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

Tremors in the ‘Donetsk People’s Republic’s’ Military and Political Hierarchy (Part Two)

July 30, 2014

 

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On the ground in Ukraine’s east, the most significant Russia-backed separatist field commanders continue operating autonomously from Igor Girkin/Strelkov—the self-proclaimed...

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

Tremors in the ‘Donetsk People’s Republic’s’ Military and Political Hierarchy (Part One)

July 30, 2014

On July 28, Russian state television presented Vladimir Antyufeyev as “acting chairman of the council of ministers of the Donetsk People’s Republic [DPR prime minister],” and featured an interview with Antyufeyev from Donetsk...

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

Russia-NATO: No ‘Business as Usual’

July 29, 2014

On July 22, President Vladimir Putin addressed the Russian Security Council and effectively declared the demise of cooperation between Russia and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Putin covered issues linked to the...

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

Ukrainian Ruling Coalition Breaks up, Early Elections Loom

July 28, 2014

The majority coalition in Ukraine’s unicameral parliament has formally dissolved. This should make it possible for President Petro Poroshenko, who was himself elected (on May 25) in early elections, to call early parliamentary...

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

Putin Held Personally Responsible for a War He Is Losing

July 28, 2014

If President Vladimir Putin really thought that the destruction of Flight MH17 with 298 people on board would soon blow over, the White House statement from last Friday must have disillusioned him—assuming his subordinates...

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

Central Asians in Syria and Ukraine: Which is the Greater Threat?

July 25, 2014

Since Russia’s “annexation” of Crimea and the start of the Russia-backed “rebellion” in Donbas (eastern Ukrainian region encompassing Donetsk and Luhansk provinces), Central Asian countries have become concerned about their...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Military/Security, Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan , Kazakhstan , Turkmenistan, Tajikistan , Europe

Ukraine Defines Armed Secessionists as Terrorists, Russia as Terrorism Sponsor

July 25, 2014

Ukraine is asking Western governments and international organizations to designate the Moscow-backed Donetsk and Luhansk “people’s republics” (“DPR” and “LPR,” in Ukraine’s east) as terrorist organizations. Their political...

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

Nuclear Deterrence in the Context of the Ukrainian-Russian Conflict

July 24, 2014

In the aftermath of the Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 tragedy, the Russian proxy war against Ukraine may evolve in one of three ways. It could become even more irregular, leading to protracted fighting and, eventually, even a...

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

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Moscow Dismisses Western Sanctions, as Fighting in Donbas Intensifies

July 31, 2014 05:16 PM

This week, the United States and the European Union imposed long-awaited and feared punitive economic sanctions aimed at sectors of the Russian economy and designed to change President Vladimir...


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Belarus

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Asymmetric Ties and a Balancing Act

July 31, 2014 05:29 PM

The geopolitical perspective that Belarus is being squeezed between Russia and the European Union remains relevant. New information continues to reveal modest but noticeable attempts to improve...


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Moldova

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Russia Likely to Review Its Strategy Toward Moldova

July 23, 2014 04:39 PM

In his July 11 video blog address to the nation, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev offered a number of video sequences portraying the day-to-day activities of his government. One of these clips...


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Baltics

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Uzbekistan’s Latvia Foray

June 11, 2014 06:43 PM

Early in 2014, at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers, Uzbekistan’s President Islam Karimov declared, “The main goals and priorities for advancing the economy in 2014 are dictated primarily by...


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Balkans

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South Stream Not Bankable After Fresh US Sanctions

July 17, 2014 04:10 PM

Fresh sanctions against Russia imposed by the Barack Obama administration on July 16 will likely hamper Gazprom’s ability to finance the South Stream natural gas pipeline. Among the sanctioned...


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Bulgaria

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South Stream Brings Down Bulgaria’s Government

June 20, 2014 04:13 PM

Bulgaria is heading for new parliamentary elections as the troubled governing coalition fell apart one year into its mandate. This development was not caused by the daily anti-government protests...


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Romania

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Southeast Europe: Reactions to the Crisis in Ukraine

March 14, 2014 03:06 PM

The crisis in Ukraine has resonated throughout Southeast Europe, evoking memories of the violent break-up of Yugoslavia and worries of fresh interruptions in Russian energy supplies. As the European...


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Western Europe

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Defining the Russia-Ukraine Conflict: An Uphill Effort in Berlin

July 23, 2014 04:27 PM

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...


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Central Europe

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From East-West to North-South: Moscow’s Actions in Ukraine Reignite Talk of a Baltic–Black Sea Union

May 28, 2014 03:48 PM

For most of the last half-millennium, the lands between Moscow and Berlin have thought of themselves and been thought about by others almost exclusively in terms of an east-west axis, as a...


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