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Baltic Defense & Security After Ukraine: New Challenges, New Threats

April 30, 2015 09:00 AM

To commemorate 25 years of Baltic independence, The Jamestown Foundation is proud to announce that, on April 30, it will organize a conference entitled, “Baltic Defense & Security After Ukraine:...


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Victory Day and Belarus’s Diplomatic Offensive

May 22, 2015

On May 9, Belarus celebrated the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. According to Emmanuel Ioffe, an authoritative Minsk historian (no relation to this author), the overall number of Belarus’s casualties in that war...

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

Donetsk, Luhansk ‘People’s Republics’ Seek International Legitimization Through Local Elections (Part One)

May 22, 2015

The possible international recognition of “elections” staged in the Donetsk and Luhansk “people’s republics” (“DPR, LPR”) is one of the major innovations of the Minsk Two armistice agreement on Ukraine. It is Moscow’s innovation,...

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

Russia Prepares for Possible New Summer Military Campaign in Eastern Ukraine

May 21, 2015

Summer is the best time for major offensive military action in the Donbas region (Donetsk and Luhansk provinces) of eastern Ukraine. In the spring and autumn, long periods of bad weather turn unpaved roads and plains into a mud...

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

Moscow Patriarchate Rapidly Losing Out in Ukraine—and Beyond

May 20, 2015

The Moscow Patriarchate is rapidly losing influence in Ukraine and may be dissolving from below. These trends could open the way to the formation of a single autocephalous Ukrainian Orthodox Church, independent of Moscow, and...

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

Russian Spetsnaz Personnel Detained in Ukraine

May 20, 2015

Ukrainian military spokesman, Andriy Lysenko, told a press conference on May 17 that two Russian Spetsnaz (special forces) personnel were arrested by government forces 15 kilometers from Luhansk. The details surrounding the...

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

Donetsk, Luhansk Propose Amendments to Ukraine’s Constitution

May 19, 2015

On May 12, the Russian-controlled Donetsk and Luhansk “people’s republics” (DPR, LPR) jointly presented their proposals for changing Ukraine’s Constitution. Their documents avoid using the terms “DPR” and “LPR,” even as they...

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

Minsk Armistice in Ukraine Advances to Political Phase

May 19, 2015

Moscow, Berlin, some other Western European capitals, and most recently, US Secretary of State John Kerry are growing eager to see the Minsk Two agreement’s political phase starting in Ukraine. The Minsk Contact Group’s Working...

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

Working Groups on Ukraine: Tentacles of the Minsk Process

May 15, 2015

A new format of negotiations between the Ukrainian government and the Moscow-controlled “people’s republics” began operating on May 14 in Minsk (Osce.org, Interfax, Ukrinform, May 14). Four specialized Working Groups have now...

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

Posthumous Nemtsov Report Declares ‘Putin’s War’

May 15, 2015

On May 12, friends and supporters of the murdered opposition figure Boris Nemtsov published a report based on his work to uncover Russian military involvement in the war in Ukraine. The Nemtsov report, “Putin. Voina” (Putin....

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

China’s Two-Track Approach to Christianity: Vatican vs. Wenzhou

May 15, 2015

Beijing and the Holy See are ostensibly as close to establishing diplomatic relations as they have been in over 60 years; yet, little has changed for mainland Chinese Christians. As Beijing turns the screws of ideological...

Category: China Brief, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Domestic/Social, China, Europe

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Donetsk, Luhansk ‘People’s Republics’ Seek International Legitimization Through Local Elections (Part One)

May 22, 2015 04:35 PM

The possible international recognition of “elections” staged in the Donetsk and Luhansk “people’s republics” (“DPR, LPR”) is one of the major innovations of the Minsk Two armistice agreement on...


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Belarus

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Victory Day and Belarus’s Diplomatic Offensive

May 22, 2015 05:07 PM

On May 9, Belarus celebrated the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. According to Emmanuel Ioffe, an authoritative Minsk historian (no relation to this author), the overall number of...


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Moldova

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Moldova Risks Opening Pandora’s Box With ‘National-Cultural’ Districts

April 14, 2015 05:19 PM

The Gagauz autonomous territory, instituted in 1994, is the only jurisdiction with ethnic autonomy in Moldova. Adjacent to the Gagauz territory, the Bulgarian-majority district (“raion”) of Taraclia...


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Baltics

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Public Interest and Shale Gas in Lithuania: Is Reconciliation Possible?

November 13, 2014 04:46 PM

Just prior to his mid-October 2014 visit to the United States, Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius revealed that his talks with the US government would devote special attention to energy...


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Balkans

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Ethnic Albanian Foreign Fighters and the Islamic State

May 15, 2015 01:44 PM

In recent years, several hundred foreign fighters from the Balkans are believed to have joined the ranks of the Islamic State group (Institute for the Centre for Study of Radicalization and Political...


Cat: Terrorism Monitor, Global Terrorism Analysis, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, Terrorism, Balkans, Macedonia
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Bulgaria

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Russia-Ukraine War’s Impact on European Energy—A Net Assessment of Developments in Europe’s Energy Security Strategy Since the Start of 2014

October 20, 2014 05:11 PM

The Russia-Ukraine war has presented the most serious threat to European energy security since the end of the Cold War. Almost half of the Russian natural gas delivered to European markets in 2013...


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

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Romania Pushes NATO on Securing Black Sea Area in Response to Russia’s Militarization of Crimea

September 24, 2014 04:08 PM

After meeting consistent Ukrainian military opposition in Luhansk and Donetsk, following a largely non-violent annexation of Crimea, Russian planners seemed to have reassessed Ukraine’s resolve to...


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Western Europe

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Italy Caught in Ukrainian Dilemma

May 11, 2015 04:39 PM

Pressed by economic and geopolitical imperatives, Italy is trying to carve out its own diplomatic space over the crisis in Ukraine, in an apparent attempt at fostering a rapprochement between the...


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Central Europe

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Russia’s Hybrid War Against Poland

April 29, 2015 04:50 PM

In early April 2015, the Polish Internal Security Agency’s Governmental Computer Security Incident Response Team (also known as CERT—Computer Emergency Response Team), released its annual report on...


Cat: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Military/Security, Info Warfare/Media, Europe, Poland, Central Europe, Russia
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