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Ukraine’s Security Challenges in the East and Military Reform

July 15, 2015 02:00 PM

 

On July 27, 2015, The Jamestown Foundation hosted former Ukrainian Deputy Minister of Defense, Admiral Ihor Kabanenko, and Vice President of Kyiv-based high-technology firm KM Core, Bohdan Kupych....


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Russia Distorts News of Turkish Investment in Crimea

August 7, 2015

In early July 2015, news emerged that a group of Turkish businessmen had come to Crimea to discuss capital investment on the annexed peninsula. According to Russian and Turkish press covering this visit, the Turkish businessmen...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Economics, Foreign Policy, Info Warfare/Media, Europe, Ukraine, Crimea, Russia, South Asia

A Profile of Bangladesh’s Ansarullah Bangla Team

August 7, 2015

On May 25, the Bangladesh government banned the Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) organization under the country’s 2013 anti-terrorism laws. The ABT was behind the recent killing of three secular/atheist bloggers—Avijit Roy, Washiqur...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Global Terrorism Analysis, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Military/Security, South Asia

Southern Gas Corridor’s Advances Cool off Energy Cooperation Between Italy and Russia

August 3, 2015

The European Union–backed Southern Gas Corridor (SGC) project continues to gain traction against the Moscow-led Turkish Stream natural gas pipeline initiative. The game-changer in the Euro-Russian “battle” for pipelines and...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Economics, Energy, Transit, Foreign Policy, The Caucasus, Georgia, Azerbaijan , Central Asia

Investigative Report Suggests Russian Security Services Pushing North Caucasus Militants to Flee to Middle East

August 3, 2015

Russia’s policy toward the Islamic State (IS) group in the Middle East is controversial. On the one hand, involvement in IS activities officially became a crime in Russia in February 2015 (Rossiyskaya Gazeta, February 27). On the...

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

India Covets Comprehensive Reengagement With Central Asia

July 28, 2015

On July 6, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi kicked off his eight-day tour of Central Asia, visiting the region for the first time since taking office last May. The first country he arrived in was Uzbekistan. “I started my trip...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Economics, Military/Security, Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan , Kazakhstan

Turkmenistan Boosts Ties With Georgia in Anticipation of Strategic Transit Corridor

July 22, 2015

Turkmenistan’s President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov paid his first official visit to Georgia on July 2–3. The most important topics of the meeting between Berdimuhamedov and his Georgian counterpart, Giorgi Margvelashvili,...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Economics, Transit, Energy, Foreign Policy, The Caucasus, Georgia, Azerbaijan , Central Asia

Why Is AGRI Back on Europe’s Energy Security Agenda?

July 15, 2015

The Azerbaijan-Georgia-Romania Interconnector (AGRI)—a liquefied natural gas (LNG) project, which aims to bring Azerbaijani gas and, in the future, gas from Turkmenistan to Romania and Hungary by way of Georgia and across the...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Economics, Energy, Transit, Foreign Policy, The Caucasus, Azerbaijan , Georgia, Europe

BRICS for Greece

July 13, 2015

It appeared too great a temptation to pass up for the Kremlin when Greece’s impending default and exit from the Eurozone or even the European Union (the so-called Grexit) occurred simultaneously with the annual BRICS summit, this...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Economics, Foreign Policy, Energy, Transit, China and the Asia-Pacific, China, Russia

Italy’s Energy Policy Untouched by Turkish Stream’s Flop

July 10, 2015

In a surprising turn of events, on July 8, the Russian state-run natural gas monopoly Gazprom canceled a contract with the Italian oil and gas services group Saipem. The two companies were supposed to jointly build the first line...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Economics, Foreign Policy, Energy, Transit, Europe, Ukraine, Western Europe, Russia

Russia’s New Energy Accords: Are They for Real?

July 1, 2015

Given the centrality of energy to the Russian economy and the withering impact of continuing low energy prices and sanctions, Russia has ample reason to promote energy deals with anyone it can find. The annual St. Petersburg...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Featured, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Economics, Energy, Transit, Europe, Balkans, Austria

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BRIEFS

August 7, 2015 03:44 PM

BOKO HARAM SURVIVES REGIONAL OFFENSIVES AND STRIKES BACK

James Brandon

Rumors of the demise of the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram appear to have been greatly exaggerated, as indicated by a...


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China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: Road to Riches?

July 31, 2015 09:12 AM

On April 20, Sino-Pakistan relations took a great leap forward as Chinese President Xi Jinping unveiled plans for investment of $46 billion in the Pakistani leg of the China-Pakistan Economic...


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India Faces Up to Growing Islamic State Threat

August 21, 2015 04:41 PM

One of the first indications of the Islamic State’s potential appeal in India occurred in late 2014, when Aarif Majeed, a youth from the state of Maharashtra, returned to the country from Iraq, where...


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