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Ukraine’s Security Challenges in the East and Military Reform

July 15, 2015 02:00 PM

 

On July 27, 2015, The Jamestown Foundation hosted former Ukrainian Deputy Minister of Defense, Admiral Ihor Kabanenko, and Vice President of Kyiv-based high-technology firm KM Core, Bohdan Kupych....


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Six Suspected Rebels Killed in Kabardino-Balkaria

July 27, 2015

On July 23, government forces declared a counterterrorist operation regime and launched a special operation in the center of Nalchik, Kabardino-Balkaria. According to the Russian National Antiterrorist Committee (NAK), the...

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

Moscow Uses Kadyrov in Kremlin Push for Rapprochement with Saudi Arabia

July 24, 2015

Chechnya, formally a Russian province, has found a place for itself in relations between Moscow and Riyadh. Indeed, in general, subnational units of the Russian Federation, in particular the Muslim regions, have become much more...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Terrorism, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Russia, Middle East

Obama Administration Undercutting Ukraine’s Position in the Minsk Armistice Negotiations

July 24, 2015

Urged by US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland in Kyiv last week, Ukraine took a first step toward legalizing the secessionist authorities in the country’s constitution (see EDM, July 20). Concurrently, US Vice...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Vlad’s Corner, Home Page, Featured, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, Domestic/Social, Europe, Ukraine, France

BRIEFS

July 24, 2015

ALGERIAN ATTACK UNDERLINES THREATS ARISING FROM INTER-JIHADIST COMPETITION

James Brandon

At least nine Algerian soldiers were killed in an attack on July 17 when their patrol was ambushed by al-Qaeda in the Islamic Magreb...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Brief, Global Terrorism Analysis, Domestic/Social, Military/Security, Foreign Policy, Terrorism, North Africa, Middle East

Six Years at Sea... And Counting: Gulf of Aden Anti-Piracy and China's Maritime Commons Presence

July 20, 2015

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Well over six years of Chinese anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden have directly supported People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) modernization goals and provided invaluable...

Category: China Brief, Report, Featured, China, Middle East

Turkmenistan Complains Gazprom Is Not Paying Its Bills

July 15, 2015

On July 8, Turkmenistan’s Ministry of Oil and Gas noted that Russian state natural gas company Gazprom had failed to pay for imports since the beginning of the year, stating, “The Russian company OAO Gazprom has failed to pay...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Foreign Policy, Economics, Energy, Transit, Central Asia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

Chechen Ousted as Amir of Jaish al-Muhadjireen wal-Ansar Rebel Group in Syria

July 10, 2015

In April, a sharia court decreed that a range of orders issued by Amir Salakhuddin Shishani (Feyzulla Margoshvili), the long-time leader of the Jaish al-Muhadjireen wal-Ansar (JMA), were in breach of sharia norms. JMA is an...

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

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

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Obama Administration Undercutting Ukraine’s Position in the Minsk Armistice Negotiations

July 24, 2015 02:00 PM

Urged by US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland in Kyiv last week, Ukraine took a first step toward legalizing the secessionist authorities in the country’s constitution (see EDM, July 20)....


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Iraq

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The French Jihadist ‘Foreign Legion’ in Syria and Iraq

July 24, 2015 10:36 AM

It is probable that before the end of 2015, more than 1,000 French residents or nationals will have traveled to Syria and Iraq to join one of the various armed groups active in the two countries....


Cat: Terrorism Monitor, Global Terrorism Analysis, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Military/Security, Terrorism, France, Syria, Iraq
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Syria

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July 2015 Briefs

July 27, 2015 03:31 PM

ALEPPAN FOLK HERO MUHANNA JAFFALA LEADS KATA’IB ABU AMARA DESPITE ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT

Nicholas A. Heras

On July 2, several of the most influential militant Salafist and Islamist rebel...


Cat: Militant Leadership Monitor, Brief, Domestic/Social, Military/Security, Terrorism, North Africa, Syria, Featured
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Yemen

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The Hadramawt: AQAP and the Battle for Yemen’s Wealthiest Governorate

July 10, 2015 02:30 PM

More than three months of intense aerial bombardment by Saudi Arabia and its coalition partners have left much of Yemen in ruins. Few places in the country are not experiencing the effects of the air...


Cat: Terrorism Monitor, Global Terrorism Analysis, Home Page, Featured, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, Terrorism, Yemen
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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,...


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