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Updated - Sixth Annual China Defense and Security Conference

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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Militarization of the Caspian Sea: A Zero-Sum Game?

July 25, 2016

On July 13, in the capital city of Astana, Kazakhstan hosted a meeting of the foreign ministers of the five Caspian littoral states. The officials gathered to discuss a draft convention on the legal status of the Caspian Sea and...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Military/Security, The Caucasus, South Caucasus , Azerbaijan , Central Asia, Kazakhstan , Turkmenistan, Middle East

Circassians Divided Over Turkish Coup Attempt and Its Aftermath

July 25, 2016

Many from Turkey’s North Caucasian diaspora supported President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan during the failed July 15 coup. At least some North Caucasians, however, have doubts about extending their support to the Turkish president. The...

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

Non-Chechen Candidates from Moscow Plans to Run for Seats Representing the North Caucasus in Upcoming Parliamentary Elections

July 22, 2016

On September 18, 2016, Chechnya along with the rest of Russia will vote in the elections to the Russian State Duma. Chechens will also elect the governor of their republic, where the only plausible candidate is Ramzan Kadyrov....

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

Chechens in Syria May Quit Islamic State After Death of Umar Shishani

July 21, 2016

People in Georgia’s Pankisi Gorge have been going quietly, one by one, to Tengiz Batirashvili, the younger brother of Umar Shishani (Batirashvili), to express their condolences in connection with Umar Shishani’s death. Unlike his...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Terrorism, The Caucasus, South Caucasus , Georgia, Middle East, Syria

Oscillating Between Israel and Iran, Will Georgia Tilt Toward the Islamic Republic?

July 20, 2016

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming trip to Azerbaijan (APA, July 6) highlights his country’s growing interest in the nearby South Caucasus region. And indeed, the Republic of Georgia often boasts of its own...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Foreign Policy, The Caucasus, South Caucasus , Georgia, Middle East, Iran

Rights Activists: Police Zeal in Prosecuting Suspected Rebels Violates Laws and Common Sense

July 20, 2016

Rights activists of Kabardino-Balkaria have challenged official estimates of the number of militants from the republic believed to be fighting in Syria. In April, Kabardino-Balkaria’s Deputy Interior Minister Kazbek Tatuev stated...

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

Moscow ‘Bypassing’ Armenia to Reach Azerbaijan, Iran and India

July 19, 2016

Perhaps the most important geopolitical development of mid-July 2016 was not the continuing conflict in the South China Sea, the failed coup in Turkey, or terrorist violence in France—all of which attracted considerable...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Transit, The Caucasus, South Caucasus , Azerbaijan , Middle East, Iran, South Asia, India

Georgia Receives ‘Maximum Possible’ at NATO’s Warsaw Summit

July 18, 2016

Several paragraphs of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) final Warsaw Summit communiqué (July 9) refer to long-time NATO-aspirant Georgia (Nato.int, July 9). The Alliance expressed its readiness to ramp up dialogue...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Military/Security, Foreign Policy, The Caucasus, South Caucasus , Georgia, Europe

Major Mudslide Forces Consideration of Alternative Transportation Routes Across Great Caucasus Ridge

July 18, 2016

On June 23, the Terek River flooded and destroyed part of the Georgian Military Highway (Voyenno-Gruzinskaya doroga). The highway, which connects Russia to Georgia and Armenia, was closed. The flood caused mudslides and destroyed...

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

Russian Security Services Target Muslim Cleric

July 15, 2016

Police in Moscow this week arrested the imam of one of the city’s mosques, Makhmud Velitov. The authorities accused the cleric of “public justification of terrorism” as described in Article 205.2, Part 1 of the Russian Criminal...

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

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Circassians Divided Over Turkish Coup Attempt and Its Aftermath

July 25, 2016 04:20 PM

Many from Turkey’s North Caucasian diaspora supported President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan during the failed July 15 coup. At least some North Caucasians, however, have doubts about extending their support...


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Chechens in Syria May Quit Islamic State After Death of Umar Shishani

July 21, 2016 04:13 PM

People in Georgia’s Pankisi Gorge have been going quietly, one by one, to Tengiz Batirashvili, the younger brother of Umar Shishani (Batirashvili), to express their condolences in connection with...


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Militarization of the Caspian Sea: A Zero-Sum Game?

July 25, 2016 04:23 PM

On July 13, in the capital city of Astana, Kazakhstan hosted a meeting of the foreign ministers of the five Caspian littoral states. The officials gathered to discuss a draft convention on the legal...


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Moscow ‘Bypassing’ Armenia to Reach Azerbaijan, Iran and India

July 19, 2016 05:28 PM

Perhaps the most important geopolitical development of mid-July 2016 was not the continuing conflict in the South China Sea, the failed coup in Turkey, or terrorist violence in France—all of which...


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