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Updated - Sixth Annual China Defense and Security Conference

May 12, 2016 09:00 AM

The Jamestown Foundation is proud to announce that the Sixth Annual China Defense and Security Conference will be held at the University Club (1135 16th St NW)on May 12th. The conference will feature...


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Militarization of the Caspian Sea: A Zero-Sum Game?

July 25, 2016

On July 13, in the capital city of Astana, Kazakhstan hosted a meeting of the foreign ministers of the five Caspian littoral states. The officials gathered to discuss a draft convention on the legal status of the Caspian Sea and...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Military/Security, The Caucasus, South Caucasus , Azerbaijan , Central Asia, Kazakhstan , Turkmenistan, Middle East

Gulf States Bolster Security Initiatives to Confront Islamic State Threat

July 22, 2016

Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi made clear in an audio recording two years ago that the group intended to include the Gulf States among its targets, in particular Saudi Arabia. Despite al-Baghdadi’s claims,...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Home Page, Terrorism, Middle East

Islamic State’s Iraq ‘Caliphate’ on the Brink of Defeat

July 22, 2016

Islamic State’s self-styled caliphate in Iraq has been standing on its last legs since June 26 when the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) and Shia Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) secured Fallujah. Even more significantly, the ISF...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Home Page, Terrorism, Middle East, Iraq

Chechens in Syria May Quit Islamic State After Death of Umar Shishani

July 21, 2016

People in Georgia’s Pankisi Gorge have been going quietly, one by one, to Tengiz Batirashvili, the younger brother of Umar Shishani (Batirashvili), to express their condolences in connection with Umar Shishani’s death. Unlike his...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Terrorism, The Caucasus, South Caucasus , Georgia, Middle East, Syria

Oscillating Between Israel and Iran, Will Georgia Tilt Toward the Islamic Republic?

July 20, 2016

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming trip to Azerbaijan (APA, July 6) highlights his country’s growing interest in the nearby South Caucasus region. And indeed, the Republic of Georgia often boasts of its own...

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

Moscow ‘Bypassing’ Armenia to Reach Azerbaijan, Iran and India

July 19, 2016

Perhaps the most important geopolitical development of mid-July 2016 was not the continuing conflict in the South China Sea, the failed coup in Turkey, or terrorist violence in France—all of which attracted considerable...

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

Russia Wanders the War Zones and Political Badlands of the Middle East

July 13, 2016

Russia’s military intervention in Syria is clearly not going well. Last Friday (July 8), another helicopter was reportedly shot down near Palmyra, and the Russian Ministry of Defense, after an initial denial, had to admit that...

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

Alleged Chechen Mastermind of Istanbul Airport Attack Unpopular Within Chechen Diaspora

July 7, 2016

From the start of the conflict in Syria, access to the conflict zone has only been possible from the Turkish side. The militants’ dependence on Turkey forced them to avoid spoiling relations with the Turkish government. Even if...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Featured, Military/Security, Terrorism, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , South Caucasus , Georgia

June 2016 Briefs (Free)

July 1, 2016

Mustafa Sejari: A Rising Star in Northwest Syria’s Militant Opposition

Nicholas A. Heras

The United States military and its coalition allies are working to expand the number of local Arab Sunni armed opposition groups that...

Category: Militant Leadership Monitor, Global Terrorism Analysis, Featured, Terrorism, Military/Security, North Africa, Africa, Middle East, Syria, Home Page

Istanbul and Aktobe Attacks Highlight Central Asians’ Role in Transnational Terrorist Networks

July 1, 2016

Since the start of the Syrian war in 2011, Central Asians have featured prominently among the anti-government militants. But until June 2016, as far as Central Asia was concerned, the impact of the war was contained almost...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Military/Security, Terrorism, Central Asia, Kazakhstan , Uzbekistan , Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan

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Militarization of the Caspian Sea: A Zero-Sum Game?

July 25, 2016 04:23 PM

On July 13, in the capital city of Astana, Kazakhstan hosted a meeting of the foreign ministers of the five Caspian littoral states. The officials gathered to discuss a draft convention on the legal...


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Iraq

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Islamic State’s Iraq ‘Caliphate’ on the Brink of Defeat

July 22, 2016 05:09 PM

Islamic State’s self-styled caliphate in Iraq has been standing on its last legs since June 26 when the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) and Shia Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) secured Fallujah. Even...


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Syria

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Chechens in Syria May Quit Islamic State After Death of Umar Shishani

July 21, 2016 04:13 PM

People in Georgia’s Pankisi Gorge have been going quietly, one by one, to Tengiz Batirashvili, the younger brother of Umar Shishani (Batirashvili), to express their condolences in connection with...


Cat: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Terrorism, The Caucasus, South Caucasus , Georgia, Middle East, Syria
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Yemen

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Saudi Arabia’s Intervention in Yemen Suggests a Troubled Future for the Kingdom’s Anti-Terror Coalition

April 15, 2016 02:46 PM

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud appears intent on shaking off the perceived lethargy of the Saudi royals in international efforts to combat terrorism, forming a 35-nation...


Cat: Terrorism Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Global Terrorism Analysis, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, Terrorism, Yemen, Middle East
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Egypt

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The Islamic State's Targeting Strategy in Egypt

February 4, 2016 05:05 PM

The Egyptian government’s state of alert, under which dozens of activists were arrested ahead of the fifth anniversary of the Egyptian revolution, did not prevent militants from the Islamic State...


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