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Baltic Defense & Security After Ukraine: New Challenges, New Threats

April 30, 2015 09:00 AM

To commemorate 25 years of Baltic independence, The Jamestown Foundation is proud to announce that, on April 30, it will organize a conference entitled, “Baltic Defense & Security After Ukraine:...


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European Union Snubs Georgia on Visa Free Travel Rules, as Pro-Russian Sentiments Grow in the Country

May 29, 2015

At the Eastern Partnership summit, held on May 21–22, in Riga, Latvia, the European Union delayed granting Georgia (along with it Ukraine) visa free travel rules for its citizens. Although Georgians were highly hopeful that their...

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

Islam Is Seeking a Greater Role in Russia

May 29, 2015

Since the second half of the 18th century, when Catherine the Great realized that Russia would not be able to Christianize the Muslims in its conquered territories, the Russian government decided to give some autonomy to Muslims....

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

Popular North Caucasian Islamic Preacher Turns Up in the Middle East and Joins Islamic State

May 28, 2015

One of the most “fashionable” Islamic preachers in the North Caucasus, Nadir Medetov, has unexpectedly surfaced in the ranks of the Islamic State (IS) in the Middle East after being put under house arrest by the Russian security...

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

Moscow Plans to Increase Pressure on Ethnic Minority Languages

May 27, 2015

On May 19, President Vladimir Putin addressed a joint meeting of the Council for Interethnic Relations and the Council for Russian Language. “The preservation and development of the Russian language and all the languages of the...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, North Caucasus Analysis, Domestic/Social, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Russia, Middle Volga, Far East/Siberia

Circassians Mark Anniversary of Their Historical Homeland’s Destruction

May 26, 2015

The annual Circassian Day of Remembrance and Mourning was marked, on May 21, by Circassians across the North Caucasus and outside Russia. A large procession took place in Maikop, the capital of Adygea (Natpressru.info, May 22)....

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

Chechens React to Boston Marathon Bombing Verdict

May 22, 2015

Immediately after Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was arrested for carrying out the deadly bombing of the 2013 Boston Marathon, multiple support groups mushroomed online, particularly on Russian social media. In the two years since Tsarnaev’s...

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

What Does the Arrival of American Military Equipment in Georgia Mean?

May 21, 2015

On May 11, an unprecedented two-week military exercise, “Noble Partner 2015,” began at the former Russian military base, Vaziani, in the suburb of the Georgian capital of Tbilisi. Russia withdrew its last military forces from...

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

North Caucasus Builds More and Bigger Mosques

May 21, 2015

After the demise of the Soviet state with its atheist policies, a massive process of rebuilding old and building new mosques started across the North Caucasus. Today, Chechnya has nearly 1,000 mosques and Dagestan has two or...

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

Victory Day Brings up Issue of Settling Old Scores in the North Caucasus

May 20, 2015

Victory Day in Russia was celebrated with especially great pomp this past May 9. An estimated 1.5 million people participated in marches across the country. The anniversary had some distinct novelties this year, such as the...

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

Pressure on Salafists in Dagestan Could Have Unpredictable Results

May 19, 2015

Mass arrests of Muslims in mosques have become a hallmark of the Dagestani head Ramazan Abdulatipov’s policies. While Abdulatipov’s predecessor Magomedsalam Magomedov engaged in a negotiating process and dialogue with the...

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

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Islam Is Seeking a Greater Role in Russia

May 29, 2015 03:11 PM

Since the second half of the 18th century, when Catherine the Great realized that Russia would not be able to Christianize the Muslims in its conquered territories, the Russian government decided to...


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Georgia

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European Union Snubs Georgia on Visa Free Travel Rules, as Pro-Russian Sentiments Grow in the Country

May 29, 2015 03:19 PM

At the Eastern Partnership summit, held on May 21–22, in Riga, Latvia, the European Union delayed granting Georgia (along with it Ukraine) visa free travel rules for its citizens. Although Georgians...


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Azerbaijan

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Will Turkey Choose the European or Eurasian Energy Union?

April 17, 2015 06:19 PM

The sixth meeting of the World Forum on Energy Regulation is scheduled to be held on May 25–28, in Istanbul, and is being organized by the office of the prime minister of the Turkish Republic. The...


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Armenia

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New Strains in Armenian-Georgian Relations

May 12, 2015 05:13 PM

Information published earlier this month on the website of the de facto parliament of the separatist Georgian region of South Ossetia caused a diplomatic scandal between Yerevan and Tbilisi....


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