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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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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

Ukraine Grants More Powers to Localities in Russian-Controlled Territory (Part Two)

September 19, 2014

Ukraine’s law on the “special procedure of local self-administration in individual districts in the Donetsk and Luhansk provinces” (Ukraiynska Pravda, September 16; see Part One of this article) seeks to retain at least some...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Vlad’s Corner, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Europe, Ukraine, Russia

Ukraine Grants More Powers to Localities in Russian-Controlled Territory (Part One)

September 19, 2014

On September 16, the Ukrainian parliament approved a “Law on the special procedure of local self-administration in individual districts in Ukraine’s Donetsk and Luhansk provinces” (Russian version’s terminology: poryadok,...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Vlad’s Corner, Home Page, Featured, Domestic/Social, Europe, Ukraine, Russia

Under Two Flags: Chechen Fighters in Eastern Ukraine

September 18, 2014

Persistent rumors have existed for some time about the involvement of Chechens in pro-Russian military groups fighting in eastern Ukraine (see EDM, July 18). A significant portion of the information about Chechens fighting in...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Military/Security, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Europe, Ukraine, Russia

Yevtushenkov’s Arrest: A Stern Warning to All the Wealthy and Powerful

September 18, 2014

The Russian business community was shocked by the arrest this week (September 16) of one of Russia’s richest industrialists—billionaire-tycoon Vladimir Yevtushenkov (65), accused of money laundering. In 2009, Yevtushenkov...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Domestic/Social, Economics, Russia

Turkish Businesses Seek to Open North Caucasus to the Outside World

September 17, 2014

On September 7, representatives of the Turkish government-owned company Caykur met with North Ossetia’s Prime Minister Sergei Takoev to discuss an investment project in the Russian republic. Caykur applied for a swath of land in...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Economics, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Russia, Turkey, North Caucasus Analysis

Russia Wields Upper Hand in Ukraine’s Donbas Post-Armistice

September 17, 2014

Russia’s war against Ukraine is a multi-dimensional conflict undertaking. It has come to a standstill on the battlefield in Ukraine, but continues nonetheless in its military aspect (below the combat threshold) and in its...

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Russia, NATO Continue to Hold Countervailing Military Exercises in and Around Ukraine

September 16, 2014

In the wake of worsening Russian-Western relations over Ukraine, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is holding Rapid Trident military exercises, on September 16–26, in Ukraine near Lviv. According to European Command...

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Chisinau Says Pro-Moscow Provocations Ahead

September 16, 2014

Mihai Balan, director of Moldova’s Intelligence and Security Service (SIS), says the organization has evidence that Moscow is planning to stage provocations in his country in the coming weeks, in advance of the Moldovan November...

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Putin Orders Largest Snap Inspection Exercise of the Year

September 16, 2014

On September 11, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a “snap inspection” of the Armed Forces in Eastern Military District (MD). The motif of the “snap inspection” has been popularized by the defense minister, Army-General...

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Ukraine Grants More Powers to Localities in Russian-Controlled Territory (Part Two)

September 19, 2014 04:59 PM

Ukraine’s law on the “special procedure of local self-administration in individual districts in the Donetsk and Luhansk provinces” (Ukraiynska Pravda, September 16; see Part One of this article)...


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Yevtushenkov’s Arrest: A Stern Warning to All the Wealthy and Powerful

September 18, 2014 04:21 PM

The Russian business community was shocked by the arrest this week (September 16) of one of Russia’s richest industrialists—billionaire-tycoon Vladimir Yevtushenkov (65), accused of money laundering....


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The Pause in the Ukraine War Is Not Putin’s Victory

September 15, 2014 05:33 PM

The tragic battles around Donetsk and Luhansk (collectively known as the Donbas region) have taken a pause, and as civilians try to rebuild a semblance of normal life, leaders are figuring out how to...


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Chechen Fighters Make Waves in Syria

September 19, 2014 05:11 PM

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...


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Chechen Fighters Make Waves in Syria

September 19, 2014 05:11 PM

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...


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Russia and China Set to Clash Over Kyrgyzstan’s Energy

September 11, 2014 05:18 PM

On the eve of a new round of anti-Russian sanctions unveiled by the European Union on September 9, Gazprom’s CEO, Alexei Miller, kicked off a two-day visit to Kyrgyzstan. The head of the Russian...


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