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Allure of Islamic State’s Media Machine Attracts New Generation of Chechen Recruits

April 17, 2015

Emotions ran high in the Chechen community once again with the news that two school children from Pankisi, Georgia, went to Syria to fight, presumably alongside the Islamic State organization (see EDM, April 16). Earlier in...

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

Tide of Support for Islamic State in the North Caucasus Causes Alarm in Moscow

April 16, 2015

Russia watchers can hardly fail to notice that Moscow often reacts to events in the North Caucasus after a significant time lag. Several amirs of the Caucasus Emirate pledged allegiance to the so-called Islamic State back in...

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

Moscow Is Ready to Supply Iran With Powerful S-300 Missiles

April 16, 2015

This week (April 13), President Vladimir Putin signed an ukaz (presidential decree) to allow the export of S-300 anti-aircraft missiles to Iran. Putin’s decision overruled a previous ukaz signed by then-president Dmitry Medvedev,...

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

Rebel Forces Prepare Spring Offensive in Ukraine

April 14, 2015

All parties to the Minsk Two agreement, which has resulted in a shaky ceasefire in southeastern Ukraine since February 12, express varying levels of concern about a possible full resumption of hostilities. On April 10, the...

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

Steppe Eagle- 2015 Exercise Unites CSTO and NATO forces in Kazakhstan

April 13, 2015

On April 6, the military exercise Steppe Eagle–2015 officially began with an opening ceremony at Kazakhstan’s Ilisky Training Area. Kazakhstan’s Airmobile Forces commander General-Major Daulet Ospanov remarked, “The experience...

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

Russia and Yemen's Agony

April 13, 2015

Russia’s position on the fighting in Yemen needs to be understood in terms of its overall approach to the Middle East. And Moscow’s approach to the region has become more confident and strident, as Washington’s has become ever...

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

Security Service Suspects Moscow Behind Explosions Shaking Ukrainian Cities

April 10, 2015

Although, for now, the ceasefire agreements reached in February 2015 appear to be mostly holding in eastern Ukraine, nationwide feelings of anxiety and stress persist. This is not only due to the fear that Vladimir Putin may...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Terrorism, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, Domestic/Social, Europe, Ukraine, Crimea

Are Russian Military Exercises in the North Caucasus a Signal to Azerbaijan and Georgia?

April 10, 2015

Russian defense and interior ministry troops have each staged large-scale military exercises, one after another. Military drills take place across Russia practically year-round, but what was interesting about a recent series of...

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

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