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Flashpoint: Crimea

April 1, 2014 01:30 PM

In the aftermath of the withdrawal of Ukrainian military forces, the security situation in Crimea is still unstable.  Nearly 300,000 Crimean Tatars reside on the strategic Black Sea peninsula,...


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Chechen Militants in Syria Make Key Gains in Syria Fighting

April 4, 2014

The actions of Chechens in Syria—repeatedly examined in this publication over the past two years—is a complex issue, which involves, in particular, the symbiosis of North Caucasian perseverance and Middle Eastern Islamic...

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

BRIEFS

March 20, 2014

IRAQI PRESIDENT ACCUSES QATAR AND SAUDI ARABIA OF WAGING A TERRORIST WAR AGAINST THE IRAQI GOVERNMENT 

Andrew McGregor

As Iraq descends further into a pattern of intensive sectarian violence and terrorist attacks, Iraqi...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Global Terrorism Analysis, Middle East, Iraq, Brief, Featured

Egypt’s Military Strongman al-Sisi Comes to Moscow to Announce Presidential Bid, Fails to Finalize Ambitious Arms Deal

February 13, 2014

Almost all of Russia seems to be glued to the television, watching the Sochi Winter Olympics where Team Russia—currently in seventh place in the overall medal count—is apparently failing to take much gold. But meanwhile, on...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Middle East, Egypt, Russia

Has the Number of Chechens Fighting in Syria Reached Its Peak?

January 23, 2014

The situation in Syria has not changed significantly in the past month, but the same cannot be said about the Chechens who are fighting there. Indeed, the Chechen groups in Syria have evidently radicalized and split into...

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

December 2013 Briefs

December 20, 2013

EASTERN SYRIAN MILITANT LEADER ANNOUNCES CHANGE OF ALLEGIANCE FROM FSA TO AL-QAEDA 

Nicholas A. Heras 

Saddam al-Jamal, the former leader of the Liwa Allahu Akbar (God is Greatest Brigade) announced his defection from...

Category: Militant Leadership Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Syria, Middle East

The Army of Justice and the Threat of Sunni Militancy in the Sistan-Baluchistan Province of Iran

December 13, 2013

Fourteen border guards in the southeastern Iranian region of Saravan were assassinated and five seriously wounded on October 25 by a shadowy militant Sunni group known as Jaysh al-Adl (JA – Army of Justice) (IRNA, October 25;...

Category: Iran, Middle East, South Asia, Global Terrorism Analysis, Home Page, Featured, Terrorism Monitor

Israeli PM Netanyahu in Moscow to Strengthen Ties with Russia

November 21, 2013

In an apparent last-ditch attempt to stop the so-called interim agreement to solve the Iranian nuclear problem that is being prepared in Geneva by the group of six nations—the United States, France, Germany, the United Kingdom,...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Foreign Policy, Middle East, Russia

Afghan and Syrian Links to Central Asian Jihadism

October 29, 2013

Since September 2013, Central Asian jihadists, including returnees from Syria, have attempted to carry out high-profile attacks in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Other Central Asian jihadists in Syria have increasingly publicized...

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

Hundreds of North Caucasians Have Joined the Ranks of Syria’s Rebels

September 19, 2013

Following Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem’s September 9 visit to Moscow at the invitation of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (http://kommersant.ru/doc/2275019), the issue of the involvement of Chechens in the Syrian...

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

Caucasus Emirate Leader Discusses Chechens in Syria in New Video

August 15, 2013

Six years after Doku Umarov publicly rejected the idea of Ichkerian independence in favor of the Islamic state of the Caucasus Emirate, he continues to justify this change.In a recent video posted on August 8, Umarov responded to...

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

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Iran

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Iran and the Looming U.S.-Russian Cold War

March 21, 2014 09:46 PM

Executive Summary

As the Western world is drawn in by the recent events in the Crimea, nations on the periphery are seeing a chance to use the widening gulf between Russia and the United States/EU...


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Iraq

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BRIEFS

March 20, 2014 06:52 PM

IRAQI PRESIDENT ACCUSES QATAR AND SAUDI ARABIA OF WAGING A TERRORIST WAR AGAINST THE IRAQI GOVERNMENT 

Andrew McGregor

As Iraq descends further into a pattern of intensive sectarian violence...


Cat: Terrorism Monitor, Global Terrorism Analysis, Middle East, Iraq, Brief, Featured
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Syria

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From Syria to Sulawesi: Could Mujahideen Indonesia Timor become an ISIS Ally?

April 4, 2014 10:12 PM

A schism emerged among Syrian jihadist groups after al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri announced on February 3 that al-Qaeda has “no connection” to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) (Daily...


Cat: Terrorism Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Southeast Asia, Syria
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Yemen

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Security Forces Sidelined as Salafists Battle Houthi Shiites in Yemen

September 19, 2013 07:00 PM

With Yemen in the midst of a political reconstruction, there are signs that the Zaidi Shiite insurgent group known as the Houthis is taking advantage of the ongoing turmoil to consolidate their de...


Cat: Terrorism Monitor, Global Terrorism Analysis, Home Page, Featured, North Africa, Yemen
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Egypt

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Egypt’s Military Strongman al-Sisi Comes to Moscow to Announce Presidential Bid, Fails to Finalize Ambitious Arms Deal

February 13, 2014 06:42 PM

Almost all of Russia seems to be glued to the television, watching the Sochi Winter Olympics where Team Russia—currently in seventh place in the overall medal count—is apparently failing to take much...


Cat: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Middle East, Egypt, Russia
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