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Central Asians Fighting in Ukraine May Lead to Tensions With Russia

March 26, 2015

On March 17, the Russian and Kyrgyzstani services of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) published a long interview with a citizen of Kyrgyzstan identified as Manas (not his real name), who said he had fought alongside the...

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

Security Operation in Dagestan Apparently Kills Rebels and Bystanders Alike

March 26, 2015

During the past 16 years of battling militants in the North Caucasus, Russia’s security services and police have generally avoided taking prisoners among the insurgents. This tendency was recently displayed once again in an...

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

The Kremlin’s Game of Threats

March 26, 2015

Last week (March 19), speaking at an annual conference of the Union of Russian Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)—Russia’s main business lobbying group—President Vladimir Putin promoted a previously announced financial...

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

Is Moscow Preparing for a New War Against Georgia?

March 24, 2015

President Vladimir Putin has been organizing so many military exercises in so many parts of the Russian Federation (see EDM, March 19)—a process that has required Moscow to shift units from one area to another—that it is...

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

Expert: North Caucasus May Start Exporting Instability to Other Parts of Russia

March 23, 2015

A well-known Russian expert on the North Caucasus, Konstantin Kazenin, has warned that the paramilitary groups of North Caucasus leaders may end up destabilizing the Russian Federation. According to Kazenin, several leaders from...

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

Moscow Begins to Grasp the Threat Posed by Islamic State

March 20, 2015

As the militants of the armed Islamic resistance in the North Caucasus began taking oaths of allegiance to the so-called Islamic State (see EDM, January 30), the Russian authorities began looking for ways to confront them. On...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Terrorism, Military/Security, Foreign Policy, Regions, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Russia, North Caucasus Analysis

Putin Mobilizes Forces Preparing to Fight With NATO and US

March 19, 2015

This week (March 16–21), the Russian military began massive, “sudden” military exercises (“vnezapnaya proverka”). The authorities initially announced that the “sudden exercises” are intended to check out the battle readiness of...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Military/Security, Domestic/Social, Russia, Arctic/High North

Leadership Change in Terek Cossack Military Points to Increasing Government Role

March 18, 2015

The Terek Cossack Military is undergoing profound changes as its leaders are systematically replaced with new figures, backed by the government. The change is especially visible in the largest part of the Terek Cossack force, the...

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

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