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Moscow Appears to Be Playing a Most Dangerous Game With the Islamic State

June 30, 2015

In the wake of terrorist attacks by the Islamic State (IS) across the Middle East and Europe, Russian diplomats and the Kremlin-controlled media have been working overtime to suggest that the West will not be able to contain IS...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Military/Security, Terrorism, Foreign Policy, Middle East, Syria, Iraq, Russia

Iran-Armenia Railway Project Remains Controversial

June 24, 2015

Discussions surrounding the proposed Iran-Armenia railway project have intensified in early June, after a statement made by Russian Railways’ CEO, Vladimir Yakunin, who said that the project would not be expedient: “It is like...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Economics, Foreign Policy, Transit, The Caucasus, Georgia, Azerbaijan , Armenia

Popularity of Islamic Sate Soars in Russia and Post-Soviet Space

June 19, 2015

With more and more former members of the Caucasus Emirate pledging allegiance to the “caliphate” of the Islamic State, the situation in the North Caucasus may destabilize further. What is happening is not the disbanding of one...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, Terrorism, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Central Asia

Moscow College Student Caught Crossing Into Turkey to Join IS

June 12, 2015

The story of Moscow State University (MGU) student Varvara Karaulova has caused an outcry in Russia. Earlier this month, to the surprise of her parents and friends, the student unexpectedly disappeared and was later found by...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Terrorism, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Russia, Turkey, Middle East

Islamic State Causes Turmoil and Divisions Among North Caucasus Militant Leaders

June 4, 2015

The amir (commander) of the Khasavyurt jamaat, Islam Abu Ibragim (a.k.a. Islam Muradov), recently declared that Muslims in Dagestan should pay a tax to the Islamic State (IS). Ibragim is among those militants who left the...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Military/Security, Domestic/Social, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Russia, Terrorism, Middle East

BRIEFS

May 29, 2015

FRESH UK TERRORISM CONVICTIONS AND ARRESTS UNDERLINE GROWING THREAT

James Brandon

A spate of fresh incidents involving UK-based jihadists underlines the significant threat that the UK continues to face from homegrown...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Brief, Global Terrorism Analysis, Domestic/Social, Military/Security, Terrorism, Western Europe, Syria, Middle East

China’s “One Belt, One Road” Strategy Meets the UAE’s Look East Policy

May 29, 2015

From May 8 to 15, Dubai, the second largest state of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), hosted a first of its kind seven-day trade exhibition bringing together prominent government leaders, high net worth individuals and global...

Category: Home Page, China Brief, Foreign Policy, Economics, China and the Asia-Pacific, China, Middle East

Popular North Caucasian Islamic Preacher Turns Up in the Middle East and Joins Islamic State

May 28, 2015

One of the most “fashionable” Islamic preachers in the North Caucasus, Nadir Medetov, has unexpectedly surfaced in the ranks of the Islamic State (IS) in the Middle East after being put under house arrest by the Russian security...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Military/Security, Terrorism, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Middle East, Syria

Turkish-Iranian Competition in the Middle East

May 15, 2015

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan paid a formal visit to Iran on April 7, 2015. The trip was designed to try to repair bilateral relations after their severe breakdown linked to the crisis in Yemen. Indeed, the conservative...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Middle East, Iran, Turkey

Iran’s Changing Regional Strategy and Its Implications for the Region

May 15, 2015

In a typical gesture of defiance, which has signified allegiance to Iran’s revolutionary credentials since the establishment of the Islamic Republic in 1979, General Abdullah Araqi, the lieutenant commander of the Islamic...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Global Terrorism Analysis, Home Page, Featured, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, Middle East

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Iranian Perspectives on Yemen’s Houthis

June 26, 2015 11:27 AM

A central element in the ongoing crisis in Yemen is the perception among Sunni-led states that Iran is playing a central role in supporting the Houthi Shi’a rebel movement militarily and politically,...


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June 30, 2015 05:49 PM

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June 30, 2015 05:49 PM

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Iranian Perspectives on Yemen’s Houthis

June 26, 2015 11:27 AM

A central element in the ongoing crisis in Yemen is the perception among Sunni-led states that Iran is playing a central role in supporting the Houthi Shi’a rebel movement militarily and politically,...


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Russia Stirs the Pot in the Middle East

February 13, 2015 08:21 PM

While attention in the Middle East has focused mainly on the Islamic State or on Israel’s relationship with the United States, Russia has been busy trying to advance its own position in the region,...


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