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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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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

Kazakhstani-Russian Space Cooperation Set to Shrink in 2015

July 7, 2014

Apart from closer economic and trade ties, the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), which its three founding members—Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus—expect to launch as early as next January, also foresees increased cooperation in the...

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

Kremlin Pushes Dagestani Billionaires to Invest in Dagestan

June 25, 2014

The return of controversial billionaire Suleiman Kerimov to Dagestan was this month’s big news in the republic. International Airport Makhachkala, a company affiliated with Kerimov, acquired a majority stake in the Makhachkala...

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

China Takes Steps Toward Realizing Silk Road Ambitions

June 4, 2014

China’s vision for a new “Silk Road economic belt,” as recently announced by Xinhua, is establishing regional integration around China as an attractive economic direction for Central Asian countries. With a series of strategic...

Category: China Brief, Economics, Foreign Policy, Home Page, China and the Asia-Pacific, China, Central Asia, Russia

Putin’s Eurasian Project Aggravates Russia’s Problems

June 2, 2014

The ceremony in Astana last Thursday (May 29) on signing the Eurasian Economic Union between Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan was a surprisingly business-like affair. The lack of fanfare reflected the mood of Kazakhstani President...

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

Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus Form Eurasian Economic Union

May 29, 2014

On May 29, in the Kazakhstani capital of Astana, the presidents of Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus signed a treaty to form the Eurasian Economic Union (EaEU)—a post-Soviet reintegration project vigorously pursued by President...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Foreign Policy, Economics, Central Asia, Kazakhstan , Europe, Belarus, Russia

Russia Forces Crimea to Switch From Hryvna to Ruble Ahead of Schedule

May 23, 2014

Amongst the many complexities of integrating Crimea into Russia, problems regarding the currency and the scheduling of local elections remain at the top. On May 14, the lower house of the Russian parliament (the State Duma)...

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

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