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Updated - Sixth Annual China Defense and Security Conference

May 12, 2016 09:00 AM

The Jamestown Foundation is proud to announce that the Sixth Annual China Defense and Security Conference will be held at the University Club (1135 16th St NW)on May 12th. The conference will feature...


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Moscow Plays Divide-and-Conquer Strategy Against Crimean Tatars

May 27, 2016

According to Refat Chubarov, the president of the Crimean Tatar World Congress and the elected chairperson of the Mejlis (the quasi-governing assembly of the Crimean Tatars), the Russian Federation is in the process of creating a...

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

Inside Latvia’s New State Defense Concept: Riga Declares Its Military Ambitions Ahead of NATO Summit

May 27, 2016

Latvia’s new State Defense Concept, approved by the Cabinet of Ministers this week (May 24), is an ambitious declaration for a stronger defense buildup. At the same time, it represents a kind of “wish list” just ahead of the...

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

Ukraine Insists on International Police Mission in Donetsk-Luhansk

May 27, 2016

The top leaders of Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine (the “Normandy Group”) conferred by telephone on the night of May 23–24, at Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s initiative. Poroshenko sought an endorsement of Kyiv’s...

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

Surkov-Nuland Talks on Ukraine: A Nontransparent Channel (Part Two)

May 26, 2016

*To read Part One, please click here.

 

US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland held talks, in Moscow, with Russian presidential advisor Vladislav Surkov, on May 17–18 (see Part One). According to the United States...

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

Surkov-Nuland Talks on Ukraine: A Nontransparent Channel (Part One)

May 26, 2016

Informal discussions are sputtering along between Washington and Moscow over implementation of the Minsk armistice in Ukraine. This bilateral process originated in May 2015 as an accompaniment to the Barack Obama administration’s...

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

Euphoria in Kyiv and Soul-Searching in Moscow After Prisoner Exchange

May 26, 2016

 

Nadezhda Savchenko, a Ukrainian air force helicopter pilot, was captured by Moscow-backed separatist forces during fighting in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine, in the summer of 2014, and ended up in a Russian jail....

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

Will the Opposition Gain Seats in the Belarusian Parliament, and Is That Still Relevant?

May 25, 2016

The European Union and the United States are intensifying their appeals on Minsk to ensure transparency and democratic standards during the parliamentary elections scheduled for September 11. Deputy Assistant Secretaries of State...

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

Russia’s Kerch Bridge: Time to Act for Ukraine

May 25, 2016

The bout of great-power euphoria sparked by the 2014 annexation of Crimea did not last long in Russia. The Kremlin quickly realized the region’s total dependence on mainland Ukraine. Over the past 60 years, heavy capital and...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Economics, Transit, Europe, Ukraine, Crimea, Russia

Strange Bedfellows: Latvian Nationalists and Ethnic Russians Both Want to Block Entrance of More Russians

May 24, 2016

It has often been remarked that politics can make strange bedfellows, bringing together groups that one could not imagine agreeing on anything. That is what has been happening in Latvia, where Latvian nationalists and...

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

Four-Day Karabakh War Highlights Threats to Energy Security on NATO’s Southeastern Flank

May 23, 2016

The periodic escalation of violence in and around the separatist Azerbaijani territory of Karabakh routinely raises concerns about this conflict’s threat to regional energy security and pipeline infrastructure. However, few...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Energy, Military/Security, The Caucasus, South Caucasus , Azerbaijan , Georgia, Armenia, Europe

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Moscow Plays Divide-and-Conquer Strategy Against Crimean Tatars

May 27, 2016 09:45 PM

According to Refat Chubarov, the president of the Crimean Tatar World Congress and the elected chairperson of the Mejlis (the quasi-governing assembly of the Crimean Tatars), the Russian Federation...


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Belarus

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Will the Opposition Gain Seats in the Belarusian Parliament, and Is That Still Relevant?

May 25, 2016 04:26 PM

The European Union and the United States are intensifying their appeals on Minsk to ensure transparency and democratic standards during the parliamentary elections scheduled for September 11. Deputy...


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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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Inside Latvia’s New State Defense Concept: Riga Declares Its Military Ambitions Ahead of NATO Summit

May 27, 2016 09:16 PM

Latvia’s new State Defense Concept, approved by the Cabinet of Ministers this week (May 24), is an ambitious declaration for a stronger defense buildup. At the same time, it represents a kind of...


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Balkans

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A Comeback for South Stream?

March 23, 2016 04:33 PM

When Moscow abruptly terminated the South Stream natural gas pipeline project in December 2014 (see EDM, December 17, 2014), that decision left all of Russia’s potential partners in the Balkans in...


Cat: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Energy, Foreign Policy, Russia, Balkans, Europe, Featured
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Bulgaria

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Izborsky Club Says Moscow Must Block Alliance of Baltic–Black Sea States

February 23, 2016 06:20 PM

Twenty-five years ago, Moscow’s massive nuclear weapons stockpile could not prevent the Soviet Union from falling apart, because of a conjunction of domestic problems and opposition from abroad, the...


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Romania

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Putin Commits to Countering New Strategic ‘Threat’ to Russia

May 16, 2016 04:25 PM

The ceremony of opening the United States’ missile defense base in Deveselu, Romania, last week (Thursday, May 12), was greeted by a barrage of condemnation and criticism from Russian officials (see...


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Western Europe

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Spanish Court Issues Arrest Warrants Against Russian Officials Accused of Organized Crime Links

May 11, 2016 01:51 PM

Reports on May 3 revealed that the Spanish National High Court’s Central Investigative Court Number Five issued a series of international arrest warrants against 12 Russian citizens, including some...


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Central Europe

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Izborsky Club Says Moscow Must Block Alliance of Baltic–Black Sea States

February 23, 2016 06:20 PM

Twenty-five years ago, Moscow’s massive nuclear weapons stockpile could not prevent the Soviet Union from falling apart, because of a conjunction of domestic problems and opposition from abroad, the...


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