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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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Sixteen Rebels Killed in North Caucasus in Just One Week

June 24, 2016

After the armed Islamist underground movement in southern Dagestan lost ten militants, including the group’s amir, Abu Yasir (Gasan Abdullaev) (see EDM, June 23), the militants of the armed underground movement in...

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

The Black Sea Region: NATO’s Exposed Sector on the Eastern Flank (Part Two)

June 24, 2016

*To read Part One, please click here.

Newly entrenched on the Crimean peninsula, Russia has appropriated the title to large parts of Ukraine’s continental shelf and exclusive economic zone (EEZ). According to the treaty on...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Vlad’s Corner, Home Page, Military/Security, Europe, Ukraine, Crimea, Baltics, Poland, Bulgaria

The Black Sea Region: NATO’s Exposed Sector on the Eastern Flank (Part One)

June 24, 2016

Aspirationally at least, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is transitioning from reassurance measures to a more serious deterrence posture on the Alliance’s “Eastern flank” vis-à-vis Russia. Decisions in this regard...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Vlad’s Corner, Home Page, Featured, Military/Security, Europe, Baltics, Poland, Bulgaria, Romania

Russian Authorities Destroy Southern Dagestani Jamaat

June 23, 2016

Russian security services conducted a special operation, on June 16–17, against militants in southern Dagestan’s Suleiman-Stalsky and Tabasaran districts. During the operation, the security forces located ten armed men in the...

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

Drawing the ‘Cyber Curtain’: Will Russia Follow the Chinese Example?

June 23, 2016

RT-Inform, a firm owned by the Russian non-profit state corporation Rostec, announced, on June 9, the creation of a protected instant messenger (IM) application designed for use by Russian companies and state agencies...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Cyber, Russia

Russian Strategic Goals in Syria Contradict US Policies

June 23, 2016

Last week, Russia’s defense minister, Army-General Sergei Shoigu inspected Russian troops fighting in Syria "under orders of President Vladimir Putin." On June 18, Shoigu visited the Russian operational command center...

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

Abkhazia Seeks Membership in International Soccer Association

June 22, 2016

In late May–early June, the “world championship” of the Confederation of Independent Football Associations (CONIFA) took place in the breakaway Georgian territory of Abkhazia. Twelve soccer teams from internationally unrecognized...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, North Caucasus Analysis, Domestic/Social, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , South Caucasus , Georgia, Russia

Russian First Guards Tank Army as an Instrument of Hybrid War Against Baltic States

June 22, 2016

The 1st Guards Tank Army was formed in the Soviet Union, during the Second World War, in 1943. It was disbanded in 1999, but re-established in 2015. As more details about this reborn heavy military unit come to light, worries...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Military/Security, Europe, Baltics, Russia, Featured

Moscow Tests National Mobilization and Reservist System

June 21, 2016

President Vladimir Putin ordered, on June 14, another of the traditional “snap inspection exercises,” which have become a hallmark of the approach to testing combat readiness in the hands of Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. The...

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Dispute Over Armenian Historical Figure Disrupts Talks on Joint Russian-Armenian Air Defense System

June 20, 2016

On June 3, the Armenian National Assembly’s (parliament) Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs approved the draft agreement with Russia on establishing a joint regional air defense system (see EDM, November 18, 2015). The...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, The Caucasus, South Caucasus , Armenia, Russia

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Russia’s Conflict Against Ukraine and the West: The Religious Dimension

March 17, 2016 05:03 PM

The conflict Russia is waging against Ukraine has, from the very beginning, had many different dimensions. Currently, it is increasingly assuming the narrative and form of an existential conflict...


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Sixteen Rebels Killed in North Caucasus in Just One Week

June 24, 2016 04:44 PM

After the armed Islamist underground movement in southern Dagestan lost ten militants, including the group’s amir, Abu Yasir (Gasan Abdullaev) (see EDM, June 23), the militants of the armed...


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Chechen Government May Be Winner in Dispute Between Dagestani Oligarchs

June 20, 2016 04:29 PM

An epic struggle between two Russian billionaires of Dagestani origin is unfolding in Dagestan. Suleiman Kerimov and Ziyavudin Magomedov are sparring over control of Makhachkala’s commercial seaport...


Cat: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, North Caucasus Analysis, Economics, Transit, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Russia, Featured
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Russian Strategic Goals in Syria Contradict US Policies

June 23, 2016 04:24 PM

Last week, Russia’s defense minister, Army-General Sergei Shoigu inspected Russian troops fighting in Syria "under orders of President Vladimir Putin." On June 18, Shoigu visited the...


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Sixteen Rebels Killed in North Caucasus in Just One Week

June 24, 2016 04:44 PM

After the armed Islamist underground movement in southern Dagestan lost ten militants, including the group’s amir, Abu Yasir (Gasan Abdullaev) (see EDM, June 23), the militants of the armed...


Cat: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, North Caucasus Analysis, Domestic/Social, Military/Security, Terrorism, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Russia
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Sixteen Rebels Killed in North Caucasus in Just One Week

June 24, 2016 04:44 PM

After the armed Islamist underground movement in southern Dagestan lost ten militants, including the group’s amir, Abu Yasir (Gasan Abdullaev) (see EDM, June 23), the militants of the armed...


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Southern Gas Corridor Gains New Momentum

June 16, 2016 06:05 PM

Work on the Southern Gas Corridor’s (SGC) implementation intensified to an unprecedented degree in recent months. On March 17 and May 17, the ground breaking ceremonies of two key constituent parts...


Cat: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Energy, The Caucasus, South Caucasus , Azerbaijan , Europe, Balkans, Russia
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