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Moscow Again Putting Separatist Regions in Play Against Georgia

February 27, 2015

On February 18, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and the head of the “Ministry of Foreign Affairs of South Ossetia,” David Sanakoev, signed an agreement “On the State Border,” whereby Russia recognized the “state borders”...

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

FSB Director Says Islamic State fighters Include 1,700 Russian Citizens

February 26, 2015

As elements of the Islamic State (IS) infiltrate the territory of the North Caucasus, the looming question is whether the caliphate will have an actual impact on the situation in the region. As of now, it can be said with...

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

Dagestan Risks Becoming a ‘Yugoslavia in the Caucasus’

February 24, 2015

Dagestan, the most ethnically complex republic in the North Caucasus, faces an ever greater risk that it will disintegrate as Yugoslavia did. This growing danger exists both because of the changing demographics and power...

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

Propaganda Theater and the Anti-Maidan Rally in Moscow

February 24, 2015

An estimated 32,000 people turned out for an “anti-Maidan” rally in Moscow on Saturday, February 21. The Russian march, condemning the Ukrainian government and its war in the country’s east, began on Moscow’s central Petrovka...

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

Russia’s Failing Economy Likely to Drive Migrant Laborers Into ‘Foreign Legion’

February 23, 2015

On February 2, Tajikistan’s government approved an “anti-crisis program” designed to stimulate economic growth by creating 200,000 new jobs (Ozodi, February 2). While the details of the stimulus plan are uncertain, the causes of...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Economics, Domestic/Social, Central Asia, Tajikistan , Russia

Mongolia Signs Economic Deal With Japan to Offset Chinese and Russian Trade Domination

February 20, 2015

The new Prime Minister of Mongolia, Chimediin Saikhanbileg, whose ‘Reconciliation Government’ has been in power less than three months, visited Japan on February 9–11 to sign a Mongolian-Japanese Economic Partnership Agreement...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Economics, Foreign Policy, Mongolia, Japan, China, Russia

The War and the Orthodox Churches in Ukraine

February 18, 2015

On January 28, a village parish of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (affiliated with the Moscow Patriarchate) in Ternopil province published a letter to the Ukrainian Church’s primate, Metropolitan Onufriy. In the letter, the...

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

Terek Cossacks Experience Internal Challenges and Government’s Distrust

February 18, 2015

The Terek Cossack Military is facing a crisis as the Cossacks and the Russian authorities cannot find a candidate for the leadership position in the organization that would satisfy both sides. The initial plan to hold elections...

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

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