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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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Tide of Support for Islamic State in the North Caucasus Causes Alarm in Moscow

April 16, 2015

Russia watchers can hardly fail to notice that Moscow often reacts to events in the North Caucasus after a significant time lag. Several amirs of the Caucasus Emirate pledged allegiance to the so-called Islamic State back in...

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

Russia and Yemen's Agony

April 13, 2015

Russia’s position on the fighting in Yemen needs to be understood in terms of its overall approach to the Middle East. And Moscow’s approach to the region has become more confident and strident, as Washington’s has become ever...

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

Iranian Deal Leaves Russia in Deeper Isolation

April 6, 2015

Moscow tried its best to present the hard-negotiated deal in Lausanne, Switzerland, on curtailing and controlling the Iranian nuclear program as a success of its firm diplomatic position for a political solution to this...

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

Chechen Militants Fighting in Middle East Remain Split in Their Loyalties

April 2, 2015

Many Chechen supporters of the Islamic State have flocked to the Middle East. And as their numbers and fervency have grown, this has placed at a disadvantage other Chechen commanders in the Middle East who have refused to...

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

To Topple the Throne: Islamic State Sets Its Sights on Saudi Arabia

March 6, 2015

The meteoric rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, which has since styled itself the Islamic State in an affirmation of its broader aspirations of dominion over a self-declared caliphate beyond the territories where it...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Global Terrorism Analysis, Home Page, Featured, Domestic/Social, Military/Security, Foreign Policy, Terrorism, Syria, Iraq

FSB Director Says Islamic State fighters Include 1,700 Russian Citizens

February 26, 2015

As elements of the Islamic State (IS) infiltrate the territory of the North Caucasus, the looming question is whether the caliphate will have an actual impact on the situation in the region. As of now, it can be said with...

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

Russia Stirs the Pot in the Middle East

February 13, 2015

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, chiefly at the US’s expense....

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

Sweden Grapples with Rising Extremism

February 6, 2015

Placid constitutional monarchy Sweden used to be perceived as largely immune from Islamist terrorism; even Osama bin Laden, in a videotaped speech in November 2004, said: “Before I begin, I say to you that security is an...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Global Terrorism Analysis, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Terrorism, Nordics, Middle East

China-Iran Military Relations at a Crossroads

February 4, 2015

Formal military relations between China and Iran made a series of strides in 2013 and 2014. These included high-level leadership visits and unprecedented port calls involving the two countries’ navies. This article seeks to place...

Category: China Brief, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, China and the Asia-Pacific, China, Middle East, Iran

Iran-Armenia Railway Project and Russian Geopolitics

February 2, 2015

During a press conference in Yerevan on January 27, Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif said that various opportunities for bilateral economic cooperation could potentially be beneficial, and Armenia’s...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Energy, Foreign Policy, The Caucasus, South Caucasus , Armenia, Middle East, Iran, Russia

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Iran Confronts Intensifying Insurgent Offensive in Sistan-Balochistan Province

April 17, 2015 12:34 PM

While diplomatic developments between Iran and the United States over Iran’s nuclear program and Iran’s actions in countries such as Syria and Yemen have drawn the most attention in recent weeks, a...


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Iraq

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A Short Profile of Iraq’s Shi’a Militias

April 17, 2015 12:33 PM

The Islamic State’s sudden capture of much of northern Iraq, including the country’s third largest city of Mosul, and the resulting collapse of the Iraqi Army, in June 2014, was a turning point for...


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Syria

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Allure of Islamic State’s Media Machine Attracts New Generation of Chechen Recruits

April 17, 2015 06:15 PM

Emotions ran high in the Chechen community once again with the news that two school children from Pankisi, Georgia, went to Syria to fight, presumably alongside the Islamic State organization (see...


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Yemen

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BRIEFS

April 17, 2015 12:00 PM

AQAP REBOUNDS IN YEMEN AMID AIRSTRIKES

James Brandon

Early on April 2, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) fighters launched a surprise attack in al-Mukalla, eastern Yemen’s main port and the...


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Egypt

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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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