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Russian Think Tank That Pushed for Invasion of Ukraine Wants Moscow to Overthrow Lukashenka

January 27, 2015

Analysts at the Russian Institute for Strategic Research (RISI), a Moscow-based think tank that pushed hard for Russia to invade Ukraine (Nr2.com.ua, January 13), are now urging Moscow to overthrow Belarusian leader Alyaksandr...

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

Ethnic Conflict in Dagestan Could Internationalize Rift With Azerbaijanis

January 26, 2015

On January 7, unidentified assailants vandalized the tomb of Seid Mir-Gafar-aga in Derbent, Dagestan (see EDM, January 13, 15). The tomb is a place of worship for ethnic Azerbaijanis and the act of vandalism sparked tensions...

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

Amid Mounting Domestic Troubles, Putin Tries to Regain the Initiative in Eastern Ukraine

January 26, 2015

The sharp escalation of hostilities in eastern Ukraine last week (January 22) has disheartened many in Europe who had hoped for a gradual resolution of the Ukraine conflict. On the other hand, it has been a welcome return to the...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Domestic/Social, Economics, Foreign Policy, Europe, Ukraine, Russia

Western Sanctions on Russia to Have Delayed Impact on North Caucasus

January 23, 2015

President Barack Obama said in his State of the Union message (delivered before Congress on January 20) that US economic sanctions have had a devastating impact on the Russian economy (Tvrain.ru, January 21). In reality, only...

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

Kremlin Renews Bid to Quietly Dissolve North Caucasus Republics

January 21, 2015

In December 2014, Russian legislators quietly passed new legislation that allows Moscow to remove part of the region from under the control of that region’s government in order “to speed up socio-economic development” in the...

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

Encouraged by Initial Russian Moves in Ukraine, Transnistria Now Fears for Its Future

January 20, 2015

No one was more encouraged by Russia’s annexation of Crimea and military moves in Donbas (eastern Ukrainian region encompassing the Donetsk and Luhansk provinces) than the leaders of Transnistria. This breakaway Slavic-dominated...

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

Analyst Provides Insider View of Russian Government Think Tank

January 20, 2015

The revelations of Alexander Sytnik, who recently left his position as a senior fellow at the Russian Institute for Strategic Research, a government-funded think tank, provides a rare glimpse into the inner mechanisms of...

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

Rift Between Supporters of Caucasus Emirate and IS Deepens in North Caucasus

January 16, 2015

The most talked about subject in Kabardino-Balkaria so far in 2015 is the prison sentences passed handed down to the militants who participated in the insurrection in the republican capital in 2005. On October 13 of that year,...

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

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