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FSB Director Says Islamic State fighters Include 1,700 Russian Citizens

February 26, 2015

As elements of the Islamic State (IS) infiltrate the territory of the North Caucasus, the looming question is whether the caliphate will have an actual impact on the situation in the region. As of now, it can be said with...

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

Chechen Conscripts and Their Russian Commanders—Irreconcilable Differences?

February 25, 2015

Following a series of fistfights between Chechen conscripts and other draftees in the Russian Armed Forces, a public scandal broke out in the 205th Motorized Rifle Brigade, based in the Stavropol region city of Budyonnovsk. On...

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

Dagestan Risks Becoming a ‘Yugoslavia in the Caucasus’

February 24, 2015

Dagestan, the most ethnically complex republic in the North Caucasus, faces an ever greater risk that it will disintegrate as Yugoslavia did. This growing danger exists both because of the changing demographics and power...

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

Ukrainian Parliament Member Initiates Legislation to Recognize Circassian ‘Genocide’

February 23, 2015

Circassian activists and their supporters in Ukraine continue working on a project for recognition of the Circassian “genocide.” On February 13, Dmitro Linko, a member of the Radical Party of Oleg Lyashko, registered the new...

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

Caucasus Emirate Loyalist Picked as New Militant Leader in Dagestan

February 20, 2015

Sheikh Ali Abu-Muhammad has been the amir (leader) of the Caucasus Emirate (CE) since March 2014 (Kavkazsky Uzel, December 28, 2014). Now, Abu-Muhammad, who is number 1,642 on the Russian Service for Financial Monitoring list of...

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

‘Good Tsar, Bad Boyars’: Popular Attitudes and Azerbaijan’s Future

February 18, 2015

A commonly held view in Russia is that the government consists of “a good tsar and bad boyars.” That is, the population tends to have a positive attitude about whoever sits at the top of the ruling hierarchy; while most, or even...

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

Marginal Political Groups in Georgia Try to Fill the Political Vacuum in the Country

February 13, 2015

On January 31, several thousand protesters gathered in downtown Tbilisi. They demanded that the government more actively pursue the prosecution of high-ranking members of the United National Movement (UNM) party for their alleged...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, The Caucasus, South Caucasus , Georgia

Caucasus Emirate and Islamic State Split Slows Militant Activities in North Caucasus

February 13, 2015

Since last November, the commanders of the North Caucasus jamaats, one after another, have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State and its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (see EDM, January 16).

It is well known that the Caucasus...

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

Fate of Ingush Opposition Leader Sparks Struggle Between Kadyrov and Yevkurov

February 12, 2015

Shortly after the governor of Ingushetia, Yunus-bek Yevkurov, said he intended to do away with everyone connected to the armed opposition in the republic (Kavkasia.net, December 30, 2014), it started to become apparent that his...

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

After Two Years as Dagestan’s Governor, Abdulatipov Has Little Economic Success to Show

February 11, 2015

Dagestani experts say the republic’s governor, Ramazan Abdulatipov, has managed to disrupt Dagestan’s existing bureaucratic structures but failed to build a better system of governance. Abdulatipov has succeeded in centralizing...

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

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FSB Director Says Islamic State fighters Include 1,700 Russian Citizens

February 26, 2015 06:33 PM

As elements of the Islamic State (IS) infiltrate the territory of the North Caucasus, the looming question is whether the caliphate will have an actual impact on the situation in the region. As of...


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Georgia

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Marginal Political Groups in Georgia Try to Fill the Political Vacuum in the Country

February 13, 2015 08:30 PM

On January 31, several thousand protesters gathered in downtown Tbilisi. They demanded that the government more actively pursue the prosecution of high-ranking members of the United National Movement...


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Azerbaijan

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‘Good Tsar, Bad Boyars’: Popular Attitudes and Azerbaijan’s Future

February 18, 2015 02:03 PM

A commonly held view in Russia is that the government consists of “a good tsar and bad boyars.” That is, the population tends to have a positive attitude about whoever sits at the top of the ruling...


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Armenia and NATO Reaffirm Their Cooperation

February 4, 2015 05:16 PM

On January 15, the President of Armenia, Serzh Sargsyan received James Appathurai, the NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central Asia. They expressed satisfaction...


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