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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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Shoigu Builds Mythical Russian Army

May 24, 2016

Since President Vladimir Putin appointed Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu in November 2012, the official message from the top brass and leading defense officials presents the Russian military as advanced, reformed and undergoing...

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

In New Video, Georgian-Born Muslim al-Shishani Discusses Russian Presence in Syria

May 20, 2016

Muslim al-Shishani is the nom de guerre of Murad Margoshvili, commander of the Junud al-Sham (“Soldiers of Syria”) insurgent group operating in Syria. Margoshivili is a Georgian national, but he is also an ethnic Kist, a member...

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

Police Suffer Losses in Islamic State–Inspired Attack in Southern Dagestan

May 19, 2016

A recent police operation against militants in the Dagestani city of Derbent was so bloody that even the Islamic State (IS) mentioned it. The clash started as police were checking out several homes after receiving a tip...

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

Western Policy Toward Russia: Swinging Between Deterrence and Appeasement

May 19, 2016

In trying to find a way to stop the bloodshed in Syria and settle the conflict in the breakaway eastern Ukrainian region of Donbas, Western foreign ministers have taken to guardedly praising Russia’s constructive role. This week...

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

New Divisions May Reduce Russian Army’s Combat Readiness

May 18, 2016

During a regular ministerial conference call, on May 4, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu clarified previously declared plans to counter the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). He noted, “The defense ministry is...

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

Russia’s Tactical Missile Systems in Syria

May 17, 2016

Russia’s announced partial military drawdown of its force deployment in Syria has effectively given way to conceding that its military footprint in the country will endure for some time. With the withdrawal of some Aerospace...

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

Putin Commits to Countering New Strategic ‘Threat’ to Russia

May 16, 2016

The ceremony of opening the United States’ missile defense base in Deveselu, Romania, last week (Thursday, May 12), was greeted by a barrage of condemnation and criticism from Russian officials (see EDM, May 12). The next day,...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, Domestic/Social, Europe, Romania, Baltics, Poland

Insurgents in Chechnya Down, but Not Out

May 13, 2016

Over the past several years, there have not been many reports from Chechnya regarding insurgent activities in the republic. But while the Chechen government claims the republic has overcome the Islamist armed underground,...

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

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