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Tenth Annual Terrorism Conference

Save the Date! Wednesday, December 14th

The National Press ClubGrand Ballroom 529 14th St. NW, 13th FloorWashington, DC 20045

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Belarus and Russia Experience New Bout of Tensions

September 26, 2016

In recent years, there has been no shortage of bad blood between Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka and the Russian Kremlin. For example, in February 2004, Lukashenka referred to the stoppage of Russian natural gas flows...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Economics, Europe, Belarus, Russia

SOCAR’s Complicated DESFA Deal Faces New Setbacks

September 22, 2016

Rovnag Abdullayev, the head of Azerbaijan’s State Oil Company (SOCAR), told reporters on September 5 that his company is waiting for an explanation from the Greek government for its violation of the originally agreed-upon...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Energy, Europe, Balkans, The Caucasus, South Caucasus , Azerbaijan

Belarusians Debate Parliamentary Elections

September 21, 2016

Political commentators continue to discuss the outcomes of Belarus’s September 11 parliamentary elections (see EDM, September 12). According to the official results, the lowest voter turnout was in the city of Minsk, 61 percent;...

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

Moscow Again Trying to Pit Ethnic Russians in Northeastern Estonia Against Tallinn

September 20, 2016

Moscow is again stirring the pot in northeastern Estonia, trying to pit the ethnic-Russian community there against Tallinn. And it is doing so in the classic tradition of Vladimir Putin’s “hybrid” war: specifically, Russia is...

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

Ukrainian Aircraft Manufacturer Antonov Diversifies Away from Russia

September 15, 2016

Antonov, Ukraine’s only designer and manufacturer of aircraft, has severed all ties with Russia, which had been its main market and partner for decades (Ukrayinska Pravda, September 10). This was unavoidable, given the de facto...

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

Lukashenka Seeks to ‘Balance’ Moscow’s ‘Spiritual Influence’ in Belarus

September 13, 2016

Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka has been carrying on a rapprochement with the Vatican and has even been pushing for Pope Francis to visit Minsk (Interfax, May 23, August 19). Such efforts, along with discussions in the...

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

Belarusians Elect Their House of Representatives

September 12, 2016

Belarus held parliamentary elections on Sunday, September 11. Two opposition-minded candidates have been elected to the Belarusian legislature’s lower chamber, the House of Representatives: Anna Konopatskaya from the United Civic...

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

Massive Russian Troop Deployments and Exercises Held Close to Ukraine

September 8, 2016

The Russian Armed Forces have begun their pre-announced strategic military exercise “Kavkaz 2016” in Crimea, the North Caucasus, and the Black and Caspian Seas. Reportedly, the exercise, held on September 5–10, “will test the...

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

Killing the Messenger: The Demise of a Reliable Belarusian Pollster

September 7, 2016

Dedicated Belarus watchers are almost certainly bemoaning the recent termination of a reputable non-state polling firm, the Independent Institute for Socio-Economic and Political Studies (IISEPS) (Belapan, August 9). Founded in...

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NATO’s New Force Posture in the Baltic Region: Pluses and Minuses (Part Two)

September 6, 2016

 

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It was a summit of modest expectations and modest results for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Warsaw on July 8–9. These results are of an interim nature: building-blocks...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Vlad’s Corner, Home Page, Military/Security, Europe, Baltics, Russia, Poland

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Ukraine

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Ukrainian Aircraft Manufacturer Antonov Diversifies Away from Russia

September 15, 2016 05:39 PM

Antonov, Ukraine’s only designer and manufacturer of aircraft, has severed all ties with Russia, which had been its main market and partner for decades (Ukrayinska Pravda, September 10). This was...


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Belarus

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Belarus and Russia Experience New Bout of Tensions

September 26, 2016 04:23 PM

In recent years, there has been no shortage of bad blood between Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka and the Russian Kremlin. For example, in February 2004, Lukashenka referred to the stoppage...


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Moldova

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Romania Bidding for Influence in Moldova (Part Three)

April 26, 2016 03:41 PM

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Although its power seems firmly entrenched, Vlad Plahotniuc’s government needs some external legitimacy and urgent...


Cat: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Vlad’s Corner, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, Europe, Moldova , Romania
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Baltics

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Moscow Again Trying to Pit Ethnic Russians in Northeastern Estonia Against Tallinn

September 20, 2016 03:35 PM

Moscow is again stirring the pot in northeastern Estonia, trying to pit the ethnic-Russian community there against Tallinn. And it is doing so in the classic tradition of Vladimir Putin’s “hybrid”...


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Balkans

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SOCAR’s Complicated DESFA Deal Faces New Setbacks

September 22, 2016 05:32 PM

Rovnag Abdullayev, the head of Azerbaijan’s State Oil Company (SOCAR), told reporters on September 5 that his company is waiting for an explanation from the Greek government for its violation of the...


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Bulgaria

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NATO Can Refloat Romania’s Black Sea Naval Initiative (Part Two)

July 19, 2016 05:30 PM

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It was a summit of modest expectations and modest results for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Warsaw on July 8–9. These results are of an...


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Romania

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NATO Can Refloat Romania’s Black Sea Naval Initiative (Part Three)

July 22, 2016 06:36 PM

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It was a summit of modest expectations and modest results for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Warsaw on July 8–9. These results are of an...


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Western Europe

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Lukashenka Seeks to ‘Balance’ Moscow’s ‘Spiritual Influence’ in Belarus

September 13, 2016 05:47 PM

Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka has been carrying on a rapprochement with the Vatican and has even been pushing for Pope Francis to visit Minsk (Interfax, May 23, August 19). Such efforts,...


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Central Europe

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Cautious Belarus-Poland Normalization Reflects Changing Regional Patterns

August 2, 2016 04:48 PM

Recent months have seen conspicuously positive developments in Belarusian-Polish relations after years of political tensions. On July 20, Warsaw hosted political consultations between the foreign...


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