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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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Ukraine Struggles to Stem Cross-Border Supplies to Russia’s Proxy Forces

July 10, 2014

Russia reinforces and resupplies the secessionist troops in Ukraine’s east across certain sections of the border. The cross-border flow continued unabated during Ukraine’s two unilateral ceasefires (June 20–30), enabling...

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

Russia, Germany Eye to Eye on Ukraine’s Border Security

July 10, 2014

In late June and early July, German Chancellor Angela Merkel as well as Presidents Vladimir Putin of Russia, Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine and Francois Hollande of France held a series of telephone conferences in variable formats...

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

Total Rebel Defeat not Seen as an Acceptable Option in the Kremlin

July 10, 2014

The pro-Russia separatist rebellion in the Donbas seems to be teetering on the brink of a humiliating and bloody collapse. Last Saturday, July 5, the rebels led by Igor Girkin (also known as Strelkov) fled the city of Slavyansk...

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

Is Georgia getting closer to the EU, but farther from NATO?

July 3, 2014

On June 27, Georgian Prime Minister Irakly Garibashvili signed a historic Association Agreement between Georgia and the European Union (EU). People in Tbilisi celebrated this event as a national holiday. Political forces in the...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Economics, Foreign Policy, The Caucasus, Georgia, Europe, Home Page

Putin: Ukraine is a Battlefield for the New World Order

July 3, 2014

This week in Moscow President Vladimir Putin made a major foreign policy statement, while speaking to a worldwide gathering of Russian ambassadors and permanent diplomatic representatives. According to Putin, the West did not...

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

Putin Inflates “Russian World” Identity, Claims Protection Rights

July 2, 2014

On July 1 in the Kremlin, President Vladimir Putin addressed the annual conference of Russia’s ambassadors accredited to foreign countries and international organizations, top foreign affairs ministry officials, leaders of both...

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

Ukraine Discontinues A Self-Defeating Unilateral Ceasefire

July 1, 2014

Ukraine has extricated itself from the trap of a unilateral ceasefire exploited by the Russian side. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko had declared a seven-day ceasefire on June 20, and prolonged it again unilaterally from...

Category: Crimea, Eurasia Daily Monitor, Vlad’s Corner, Military/Security, Ukraine, Europe, Russia

Domestic Pressure on Putin to Intervene in Ukraine Mounts

June 30, 2014

While the dominant narrative in the West is that President Vladimir Putin is personally responsible for the crisis in Ukraine’s eastern region of Donbas and seeks to use it to Russia’s advantage, such a Manichean view disguises...

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

Putin Keeps Retreating from War but Cannot Accept Peace

June 30, 2014

The big picture of the Ukrainian conflict has changed significantly during the last week as this troubled state confirmed its hard-made European choice. The hundreds of rebels fighting in the trenches around Slavyansk and the...

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

The Rise of Drones in Eurasia (Part Two: Russia)

June 27, 2014

On May 28, the Ukrainian military reportedly shot down a drone (unmanned aerial vehicle—UAV) that was taking images of a Ukrainian military base engaged in the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) in Donetsk (Dzerkalo Tyzhnia May 28)....

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Ukraine

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Russia’s Actions in Ukraine: Parallels with Other “Hot Spots” of the Former Soviet Union

July 11, 2014 01:56 PM

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...


Cat: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Ukraine, Moldova , Crimea, Russia
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Belarus

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Twenty Years at the Helm of Power and a Clash of Civilizations

July 2, 2014 03:19 PM

When Western observers look at events in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and other non-Western societies, more often than not they emphasize the actions of the politicians shaping those societies, not the...


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Moldova

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Russia’s Actions in Ukraine: Parallels with Other “Hot Spots” of the Former Soviet Union

July 11, 2014 01:56 PM

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...


Cat: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Ukraine, Moldova , Crimea, Russia
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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...


Cat: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Economics, Central Asia, Uzbekistan , Europe, Baltics
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Balkans

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South Stream: Bypassing Ukraine and Dividing the EU

May 5, 2014 02:44 PM

While Washington and Brussels are imposing more sanctions against Russia for destabilizing eastern Ukraine, the Kremlin is retaliating by deepening divisions within the European Union through the...


Cat: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Energy, Europe, Austria, Bulgaria, Balkans, Russia
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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...


Cat: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Domestic/Social, Energy, Economics, Europe, Bulgaria
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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...


Cat: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Energy, Europe, Ukraine, Balkans, Bulgaria, Romania
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Western Europe

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Leaked Video Details the Activities of Russian Hit Squads Abroad

February 27, 2014 06:25 PM

An unexpected breakthrough emerged in the stalled investigations of several mysterious international murders of Chechens with ties to the Caucasus Emirate in 2008–2012. The news concerns a person who...


Cat: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Military/Security, Foreign Policy, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Europe, Western Europe, Russia
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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...


Cat: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, Europe, Ukraine, Baltics, Poland, Central Europe
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