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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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Russia’s Economy Deteriorates as Putin Focuses on Squabbles Among Siloviki

July 25, 2016

President Vladimir Putin is not taking a summer vacation. He has instead maintained a busy schedule of meetings with government officials and regional governors. But his grip on the steering wheel of Russia’s foreign and domestic...

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

Defense Minister Shoigu Reports on Russian Military Modernization

July 20, 2016

In the fourth year of leading the Russian Ministry of Defense, Sergei Shoigu has demonstrated a unique style of leadership, marked by routine snap inspection exercises, enhancing the image of the Armed Forces, and restoring the...

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

Beset by Cash Flow Problems, Russia and Kazakhstan Consider Leasing Baikonur Cosmodrome to Other Countries

July 14, 2016

Kazakhstan’s Baikonur Cosmodrome is the oldest and largest space launch facility in the world, built in 1955 as a test range for the Soviet Union’s first intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), the R-7. It covers 2,600 square...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Economics, Central Asia, Kazakhstan , Europe, Russia

Political Turmoil Erupts in Abkhazia as Moscow Reduces Its Financial Support

July 11, 2016

Late on July 10, the head of Abkhazia’s Central Electoral Commission, Batal Tabagua, admitted that a mere 0.99 percent of registered voters had cast a ballot in the referendum on holding early presidential elections in the...

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

New Data Points to Worsening Economic Slump in Russia

July 5, 2016

During his appearance at this year’s St. Petersburg Eco­nomic Forum (June 16–18), President Vladimir Putin declared that “Russia has managed to resolve the most urgent problems in the economy” (Kremlin.ru, June 17). But just one...

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

Businessmen in North Ossetia Politically Resurgent as Moscow’s Ability to Finance Republic Wanes

June 29, 2016

The financial crisis in the North Caucasus is gradually intensifying, as the large debt of its republics is exacerbated by falling revenues (see EDM, June 22, 2015). Paradoxically, the economic crunch first of all affects the...

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

Chechen Government May Be Winner in Dispute Between Dagestani Oligarchs

June 20, 2016

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 on the Caspian Sea. On May 27,...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, North Caucasus Analysis, Economics, Transit, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Russia, Featured

On the Illusion of Russian Reforms

June 14, 2016

On May 25, 2016, one and a half years after the economic crisis hit Russia, President Vladimir Putin called together a session of the Economic Coun­cil Presidium, an advisory body established back in 2012, but last convened two...

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

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