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December 8, 2015 08:30 AM

Ninth Annual Terrorism Conference: The War in Syria, Islamic State and the Changing Landscape of Asymmetric Threats

 

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The Kremlin Becomes Hostage to Its Own Imperial Propaganda

February 5, 2016

In January 2016, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced the formation of three new divisions in the Western Military District of Russia. Two of them will be located near the border with Ukraine and one—near the...

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

Georgian President, US Ambassador Deny Russian Claim That Terrorists Are in Pankisi Gorge

February 4, 2016

Speaking at a press conference reviewing the year 2015, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov unexpectedly revived a question thought to have been closed long ago. “We are receiving news that members of ISIS [Islamic State of...

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

Russian-Led forces Advance to Secure Syrian Borders With Turkey and Jordan

February 4, 2016

The Syria peace talks in Geneva, which are sponsored by the United Nations, have been postponed for three weeks by UN envoy Staffan de Mistura. The talks between the Damascus government of President Bashar al-Assad and the Syrian...

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

Moscow Adjusts Nuclear Modernization in Response to US Missile Defense

February 2, 2016

Russia’s national security documents have long made clear the extent to which the state relies upon nuclear deterrence to guarantee the survival of the Russian Federation. Consequently, a key component in its military...

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

Russia’s Air Operations in Syria Expose Problems

January 26, 2016

Moscow’s military operations in Ukraine and Syria expose a fundamental distinction in approach: trying to extract itself from the former while showing no sign of applying that strategy to the latter. Officially, an “all is well”...

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

Salafists Join Ingushetia’s Government in Opposing Republican Mufti

January 21, 2016

Since the conquest of the North Caucasus in the 19th century, Russian politicians have generally failed to understand the essence of Islam and repeatedly tried to create a pro-Russian Muslim clergy that would represent the...

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

Donbas Fields Have Frozen Over, but for Now the Ceasefire Holds

January 21, 2016

One year ago, bloody battles raged throughout the eastern Ukrainian region of Donbas. The traditional autumn “rasputitsa” (mud season) usually ends by January: The dirt freezes, allowing trucks, troops and heavy military...

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

Russia Strengthens Western Military District

January 19, 2016

Russia’s defense leadership has signaled that among its priorities for 2016 will be the creation of “three divisions” in the Western Military District (MD): a move sure to ignite further speculation concerning Moscow’s intentions...

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

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