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Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Repercussions for Moldova and the South Caucasus

June 16, 2014 06:00 AM

The Jamestown Foundation invites you to attend a conference exploring the profound effect the Russia-Ukraine conflict has had on Moldova and the South Caucasus. Our panelists will examine current...


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New Caucasus Emirate Leader Takes Hard Line Stance Against Suicide Bombing

July 10, 2014

Last month, the newly appointed leader of the Caucasus Emirate, Abu Muhammad, explained why Muslims should not support the head of the al-Qaeda breakaway group—the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Abu Bakr...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Terrorism, The Caucasus, North Caucasus

Is Georgia getting closer to the EU, but farther from NATO?

July 3, 2014

On June 27, Georgian Prime Minister Irakly Garibashvili signed a historic Association Agreement between Georgia and the European Union (EU). People in Tbilisi celebrated this event as a national holiday. Political forces in the...

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

Statement by New Leader of Caucasus Emirate Creates Rift Among Chechen Groups Operating in Syria

July 3, 2014

From the start of the second Russian-Chechen war in 1999, everybody has been trying to find connections between the Chechens and al-Qaeda (rg.ru, May 24, 2000). That effort suited Moscow, since the Russian authorities wanted to...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Terrorism, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Russia

Circassian Group Seeks Government Funds to Counter Other Circassian Groups

July 1, 2014

On June 24, Circassian activist Andzor Kabard exposed the International Circassian Association (ICA) for having applied for Russian government funding to challenge other Circassian organizations. In revealing this fact, Kabard...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, The Caucasus, North Caucasus

Russian Legislators Move to Undermine Status of Minority Languages

June 30, 2014

Russia’s State Duma is expected to pass a law on how languages are taught in the country’s state schools. The proposed changes may have a significant impact on the ethnic republics within the Russian Federation. Intentionally...

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

FSB Veterans Unhappy about New Special Forces Training Center in Chechnya

June 26, 2014

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov stated recently that a new training center for special forces will be built on the territory of the Chechen Republic. Russian forces are expected to use the facility for training (rg.ru, June 21)....

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

Georgia’s Local Elections Signal Changes to the Country’s Political Landscape

June 25, 2014

On June 15, Georgia held local elections. Hundreds of seats on the councils (sakrebulos) of 59 counties (municipalities) and positions for 59 county governors (gamgebeli) and 12 city mayors were contested at the polls....

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

Kremlin Pushes Dagestani Billionaires to Invest in Dagestan

June 25, 2014

The return of controversial billionaire Suleiman Kerimov to Dagestan was this month’s big news in the republic. International Airport Makhachkala, a company affiliated with Kerimov, acquired a majority stake in the Makhachkala...

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

Moscow’s Ministers Descend on Baku

June 25, 2014

During June 2014, Russian ministers and high-level officials descended on Baku to pursue Russia’s lengthening agenda with Azerbaijan. At the beginning of the month, Economic Minister Alexei Ulyukaev came to discuss economic...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Foreign Policy, The Caucasus, South Caucasus , Azerbaijan , Russia

Ukraine Shows Readiness to Pay More Attention to Oppressed Groups in Russia

June 23, 2014

On June 15, Ukrainian parliamentary deputy Oleg Lyashko initiated a bill on recognizing the Circassian genocide, citing the long period of subjugation and oppression of the Circassians by the Tsarist forces in the 18th and 19th...

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

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North Caucasus

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Authorities in Dagestan Fail to Achieve Tangible Results in Combatting Extremism

July 11, 2014 01:58 PM

For the past 15 years, bloodshed has been commonplace in the North Caucasus and illegal actions by the regional authorities have not been considered criminal. And during that whole period, regional...


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Georgia

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Russian-backed Abkhaz Separatist Regime Steps Up Discrimination of Ethnic Georgians

July 9, 2014 05:33 PM

On June 30, the Abkhaz separatist regime announced that it would remove from the voter lists 22,787 ethnic Georgians living in the Russian-occupied Abkhazia. The separatist regime officials claimed...


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Azerbaijan

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Moscow’s Ministers Descend on Baku

June 25, 2014 03:28 PM

During June 2014, Russian ministers and high-level officials descended on Baku to pursue Russia’s lengthening agenda with Azerbaijan. At the beginning of the month, Economic Minister Alexei Ulyukaev...


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Armenia

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Russia, the West, and the Security Vacuum in Europe’s East (Part One)

April 4, 2014 06:27 AM

Russia’s seizure of Crimea from Ukraine, and Western hand-wringing in response, demonstrate the depth of the security vacuum in Europe’s East. Comprising Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia,...


Cat: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Vlad’s Corner, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, The Caucasus, South Caucasus , Azerbaijan , Georgia, Armenia
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