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Ninth Annual Terrorism Conference The War in Syria, Islamic State and the Changing Landscape of Asymmetric Threats

December 8, 2015 08:30 AM

Ninth Annual Terrorism Conference: The War in Syria, Islamic State and the Changing Landscape of Asymmetric Threats

 

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 8:30 A.M.–4:15 P.M.

The University Club of...


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Khasavyurt Protest Shows Growing Power of Salafists in Dagestan

February 5, 2016

Two months ago (December 2015), authorities in Dagestan attempted to shut down mosques in the capital Makhachkala that they did not control. The attempt ended in an embarrassing defeat for the authorities and the official mufti...

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

Georgian President, US Ambassador Deny Russian Claim That Terrorists Are in Pankisi Gorge

February 4, 2016

Speaking at a press conference reviewing the year 2015, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov unexpectedly revived a question thought to have been closed long ago. “We are receiving news that members of ISIS [Islamic State of...

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

Moscow Uses Cossacks to Establish Tighter Control Over Kabardino-Balkaria

February 3, 2016

On January 12, Kabardino-Balkaria’s governor, Yuri Kokov, met with the ataman (head) of the Terek Cossack Force, Aleksandr Zhuravsky. The governor’s official website pithily said that the two discussed issues pertaining to the...

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New Economic Data Show Georgia’s Deepening Economic Malaise

February 2, 2016

On January 29, the National Statistics Office (NSO) of Georgia released new economic data, which shows that in 2015, the country’s GDP grew by just 2.8 percent, significantly less than its 4.6 percent growth from 2014...

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

Protests in Azerbaijan: A Political and Economic Watershed

February 1, 2016

Following the devaluation of Azerbaijan’s national currency, the manat, in December 2015—the second in a year—the public has struggled to understand how this policy will affect their daily lives. The impact has become clearer...

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Competition Over Ethnic Titles and History Unfolds in the North Caucasus

February 1, 2016

A new type of conflict is brewing between Ingushetia and North Ossetia. This time it is over the historical legacies of the Ingushetian and Ossetian people. In December, the government of Ingushetia erected the “Alania Gates” in...

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Russia’s Economic Decline Puts the Armenian Government Under Pressure

January 28, 2016

As oil prices have gone down significantly, the consequences may go well beyond the depreciation of the Russian ruble and Russia’s economic decline. Armenian Deputy Minister of Finance, Pavel Safaryan, recently stated that some...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Armenia, Russia, Home Page, The Caucasus, South Caucasus , Domestic/Social, Economics

Insurgents and Security Forces Continue to Battle in Dagestan

January 28, 2016

Since the start of the year, military exercises have taken place in both Chechnya and Dagestan. News reports emphasize that the exercises have been taking place in the mountains. According to the Russian Defense Ministry,...

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

Gazprom Presents Harsh Ultimatum to Georgia

January 27, 2016

The Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Energy of Georgia, Kakha Kaladze, and a top official at the Russian energy giant Gazprom, Yelena Burmistrova, failed to reach an agreement during the latest round of talks in Vienna...

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Karachaevo-Cherkessia Faces Economic Uncertainty

January 27, 2016

On January 19, President Vladimir Putin met with the governor of Karachaevo-Cherkessia, Rashid Temrezov, in Moscow. Temrezov reported that the republic reduced its dependence on the Russian federal budget in 2015, and that tax...

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Khasavyurt Protest Shows Growing Power of Salafists in Dagestan

February 5, 2016 05:48 PM

Two months ago (December 2015), authorities in Dagestan attempted to shut down mosques in the capital Makhachkala that they did not control. The attempt ended in an embarrassing defeat for the...


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Georgian President, US Ambassador Deny Russian Claim That Terrorists Are in Pankisi Gorge

February 4, 2016 04:57 PM

Speaking at a press conference reviewing the year 2015, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov unexpectedly revived a question thought to have been closed long ago. “We are receiving news that...


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Protests in Azerbaijan: A Political and Economic Watershed

February 1, 2016 04:24 PM

Following the devaluation of Azerbaijan’s national currency, the manat, in December 2015—the second in a year—the public has struggled to understand how this policy will affect their daily lives. The...


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Russia’s Economic Decline Puts the Armenian Government Under Pressure

January 28, 2016 05:08 PM

As oil prices have gone down significantly, the consequences may go well beyond the depreciation of the Russian ruble and Russia’s economic decline. Armenian Deputy Minister of Finance, Pavel...


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