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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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Widening Azerbaijani Investment in Dagestan Sparks Resentment Among Lezgins

July 21, 2014

Earlier this month, the well-known Dagestani weekly newspaper, Novoe Delo, attacked the mayor of the city of Derbent for what it regarded as a servile attitude toward neighboring Azerbaijan. Journalist Ramazan Rajabov wrote:...

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

The Kremlin ‘Specialist for Creating New Independent States’ Moves to Eastern Ukraine

July 21, 2014

The “commander-in-chief” of the “Novorossiya” defense forces (the Russia-supported separatists fighting in eastern Ukraine), Igor Girkin (a.k.a. Strelkov), told journalists recently that prior to March 31, 2013, he had been a...

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

Putin Pressured to Back Down, but War in Eastern Ukraine Has Own Momentum

July 21, 2014

Thursday’s (July 17) missile hit on Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 that killed 298 people and left a field of scattered remains in the Donetsk region, some 50 kilometers away from the border with Russia, has become a tragedy that...

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

Chechen Experience in Urban Combat Could Be of Vital Use to Ukraine

July 18, 2014

Russia is facing a new problem and this concerns the new front that the Chechens have launched outside the North Caucasus. As a result of the brutal suppression of the Chechen armed resistance, only three small groups are left in...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Europe, Ukraine

The Contact Group in Ukraine Weighted Toward Russia

July 18, 2014

The Trilateral Contact Group is the latest of several international forums that have emerged in response to Russia’s war against Ukraine (see accompanying article). Established in June, the Contact Group brings together...

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

Kadyrov Officials Torn Between Commemorating 1944 Deportations and Pleasing Moscow

July 17, 2014

In Chechnya, yet another problem has been added to the set of existing ones. The Memorial human rights center has designated Ruslan Kutaev as a political prisoner on April 19 (memo.ru, April 19), and earlier this month (July...

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

South Stream Not Bankable After Fresh US Sanctions

July 17, 2014

Fresh sanctions against Russia imposed by the Barack Obama administration on July 16 will likely hamper Gazprom’s ability to finance the South Stream natural gas pipeline. Among the sanctioned entities are two energy companies,...

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

US Seen as Archenemy as New Sanctions Hit Russia

July 17, 2014

On July 17, the United States imposed additional sanction to punish Russia for continuing to support the separatist rebellion in the far eastern Donbas region of Ukraine. Russia’s biggest oil company, Rosneft; major natural gas...

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

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