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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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Iran Courts Kazakhstan to Reengage With Central Asia

September 30, 2014

On September 9, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani paid his first official visit to Kazakhstan since taking office last August, when he succeeded the much abrasive Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. This visit took place against the backdrop of...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Economics, Foreign Policy, Central Asia, Kazakhstan , Middle East, Iran

Iranian Rail Links and the Geopolitics of the South Caucasus

September 25, 2014

Both Armenia and Azerbaijan are seeking to link their national railways with those of Iran, something that could be an economic lifesaver for Yerevan and an additional outlet for Baku’s exports of Caspian oil and gas. At present,...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Economics, The Caucasus, South Caucasus , Azerbaijan , Armenia, Iran, Middle East, Transit

Turkmenistan Becoming Regional Railway Hub

September 22, 2014

Buoyed by its rising hydrocarbon revenues, Turkmenistan is using some of that income to reduce its geographical isolation by upgrading and expanding its railway network while linking it to those of its neighbors. The most recent...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Economics, Central Asia, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan , Tajikistan , Russia, South Asia, Afghanistan

Shared Concerns Over Salafi Extremism Steer Iran and Tajikistan Into Security Agreement

September 22, 2014

On September 11, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani arrived in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s (SCO) annual summit (Ozodi, September 11). On the sidelines of the summit, Rouhani took...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, Terrorism, Central Asia, Tajikistan , Middle East, Iran

Chechen Fighters Make Waves in Syria

September 19, 2014

Chechens have been quite active in the ranks of the armed opposition to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad over the past two to three years. Chechens have formed several groups that made waves in a country that is alien to them,...

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

Russia Is Seriously Concerned About Threat Posed by Islamic State

September 11, 2014

Russian observers reacted quite strongly to an Internet video released by the Islamic State, the group formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) that is operating in Iraq and Syria as well as Lebanese border...

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

Islamic Caliphate for Kazakhstan: Disturbing Signs and Signals

September 8, 2014

On June 29, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) declared the emergence of an Islamic caliphate and renamed itself the Islamic State (IS). The organisation proclaimed that all existing Muslim states should support and...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Military/Security, Terrorism, Domestic/Social, Central Asia, Kazakhstan , Middle East, Syria

Recruits From Chechnya and Central Asia Bolster Ranks of Islamic State

September 4, 2014

The proclamation of the Islamic State on the territory under the control of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s armed groups in Syria and Iraq illuminates the degree of radicalization of young Muslims who live in Russia and European...

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

BRIEFS

August 8, 2014

THE HEZBOLLAH WILD CARD IN THE CONFLICT IN GAZA

Andrew McGregor

The ongoing Israeli military operations in Gaza have benefitted from the knowledge that Israel’s northern border with Lebanon is not being threatened by the Shi’a...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Brief, Global Terrorism Analysis, Middle East, West Africa

Documentary Appears About Azerbaijani Fighters in Syria

July 25, 2014

As the Syrian conflict enters its fourth year, more media attention has recently been devoted to the growing number of Azerbaijanis fighting in the war. Increased appearances by Azerbaijanis in various videos, online discussions...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Military/Security, The Caucasus, South Caucasus , Azerbaijan , Middle East, Syria, Turkey

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Iran

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Iran Courts Kazakhstan to Reengage With Central Asia

September 30, 2014 05:08 PM

On September 9, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani paid his first official visit to Kazakhstan since taking office last August, when he succeeded the much abrasive Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. This visit took...


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Iraq

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Kurdish Stronghold in Eastern Syria Defies Assaults by Islamic State

September 26, 2014 11:16 AM

On September 15, the Islamic State, previously known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), launched a fourth siege on the Syrian city of Kobani (Ayn al-Arab in Arabic), capturing dozens of...


Cat: Terrorism Monitor, Global Terrorism Analysis, Home Page, Terrorism, Syria, Iraq
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Syria

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Kurdish Stronghold in Eastern Syria Defies Assaults by Islamic State

September 26, 2014 11:16 AM

On September 15, the Islamic State, previously known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), launched a fourth siege on the Syrian city of Kobani (Ayn al-Arab in Arabic), capturing dozens of...


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Yemen

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BRIEFS

July 25, 2014 11:30 AM

HOUTHIS BATTLE ARMY AND TRIBAL MILITIAS FOR CONTROL OF YEMEN’S AMRAN GOVERNORATE

Andrew McGregor

At the conclusion of a three-day battle, experienced Houthist fighters stormed the ancient Yemeni...


Cat: Terrorism Monitor, Global Terrorism Analysis, Brief, Terrorism, Yemen, West Africa
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Egypt

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Egypt, the UAE and Arab Military Intervention in Libya

September 5, 2014 10:42 AM

A pair of recent airstrikes against Islamist-held targets in the Libyan capital of Tripoli have raised questions about Arab military intervention in Libya after reports emerged claiming the strikes...


Cat: Terrorism Monitor, Global Terrorism Analysis, Home Page, Featured, Military/Security, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, North Africa, Egypt
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