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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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Putin and Latvia’s Latgale: Ethnicity as Explanation Vs. Ethnicity as Excuse

May 26, 2015

Vladimir Putin’s use of ethnicity to justify his actions in Ukraine has been widely accepted in the West but not commonly understood. That is to say, his claims that he can intervene on behalf of ethnic Russians or others that he...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, Europe, Baltics, Russia

Circassians Mark Anniversary of Their Historical Homeland’s Destruction

May 26, 2015

The annual Circassian Day of Remembrance and Mourning was marked, on May 21, by Circassians across the North Caucasus and outside Russia. A large procession took place in Maikop, the capital of Adygea (Natpressru.info, May 22)....

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

Donetsk, Luhansk ‘People’s Republics’ Seek International Legitimization Through Local Elections (Part Two)

May 26, 2015

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The armistice signed in Minsk on February 12, 2015, (Minsk Two agreement) opens the way for staging local elections in the Donetsk and Luhansk “people’s republics” (“DPR, LPR”) and the...

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

Sergei Shoigu: Putin’s Point Man in the Ukraine Conflict

May 26, 2015

Since the Russian military became a policy tool in the Kremlin’s conflict in Ukraine, Defense Minister Army-General Sergei Shoigu received surprisingly little attention from observers of Russia’s defense policies. Shoigu offered...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Military/Security, Domestic/Social, Russia

Russia’s Chiefs of the Military Academy of the General Staff, 2007–2015, and What They Tell Us About Russian Military Art (Part One)

May 22, 2015

The leadership of institutions can often reveal a great deal about these organizations’ changing place in the state and society. The General Staff has traditionally been the brains of the military and Russia’s “unblinking eye” on...

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

Chechens React to Boston Marathon Bombing Verdict

May 22, 2015

Immediately after Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was arrested for carrying out the deadly bombing of the 2013 Boston Marathon, multiple support groups mushroomed online, particularly on Russian social media. In the two years since Tsarnaev’s...

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

Donetsk, Luhansk ‘People’s Republics’ Seek International Legitimization Through Local Elections (Part One)

May 22, 2015

The possible international recognition of “elections” staged in the Donetsk and Luhansk “people’s republics” (“DPR, LPR”) is one of the major innovations of the Minsk Two armistice agreement on Ukraine. It is Moscow’s innovation,...

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

North Caucasus Builds More and Bigger Mosques

May 21, 2015

After the demise of the Soviet state with its atheist policies, a massive process of rebuilding old and building new mosques started across the North Caucasus. Today, Chechnya has nearly 1,000 mosques and Dagestan has two or...

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

Russia Prepares for Possible New Summer Military Campaign in Eastern Ukraine

May 21, 2015

Summer is the best time for major offensive military action in the Donbas region (Donetsk and Luhansk provinces) of eastern Ukraine. In the spring and autumn, long periods of bad weather turn unpaved roads and plains into a mud...

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Moscow Patriarchate Rapidly Losing Out in Ukraine—and Beyond

May 20, 2015

The Moscow Patriarchate is rapidly losing influence in Ukraine and may be dissolving from below. These trends could open the way to the formation of a single autocephalous Ukrainian Orthodox Church, independent of Moscow, and...

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Russia’s Hybrid War Against Poland

April 29, 2015 04:50 PM

In early April 2015, the Polish Internal Security Agency’s Governmental Computer Security Incident Response Team (also known as CERT—Computer Emergency Response Team), released its annual report on...


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Putin and Latvia’s Latgale: Ethnicity as Explanation Vs. Ethnicity as Excuse

May 26, 2015 04:35 PM

Vladimir Putin’s use of ethnicity to justify his actions in Ukraine has been widely accepted in the West but not commonly understood. That is to say, his claims that he can intervene on behalf of...


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Potential Northeast Asian Economic Corridors: Differing Chinese and Russian Priorities

May 8, 2015 04:28 PM

Sitting at a strategic crossroads between Europe and East Asia, Mongolia and North Korea are potential economic corridors for the wider Eurasian landmass. However, the realization of such corridors...


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Putin and Latvia’s Latgale: Ethnicity as Explanation Vs. Ethnicity as Excuse

May 26, 2015 04:35 PM

Vladimir Putin’s use of ethnicity to justify his actions in Ukraine has been widely accepted in the West but not commonly understood. That is to say, his claims that he can intervene on behalf of...


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Sergei Shoigu: Putin’s Point Man in the Ukraine Conflict

May 26, 2015 04:27 PM

Since the Russian military became a policy tool in the Kremlin’s conflict in Ukraine, Defense Minister Army-General Sergei Shoigu received surprisingly little attention from observers of Russia’s...


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Counter-Terrorism Operations Take Place in Dagestan Virtually Non-Stop

May 15, 2015 05:09 PM

Dagestan is the only part of the North Caucasus today that is experiencing ceaseless counter-terrorism operations (KTO). The security services announce KTOs in various areas of the republic, and...


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Gazprom Must Compromise on EU Charges, but Putin Cannot

April 27, 2015 04:32 PM

The European Commission delivered, on April 22, a “statement of objections” resulting from its probe launched back in September 2012, which amounts to charging Gazprom with abusing its dominant...


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