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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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Young North Caucasus Muslims Oppose Russia’s Air Strikes in Syria

June 27, 2016

A recent poll among North Caucasian youth by the Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VTsIOM) found that many young people in the region disapprove of the Russian air strikes in Syria. The finding is even more surprising...

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

Sixteen Rebels Killed in North Caucasus in Just One Week

June 24, 2016

After the armed Islamist underground movement in southern Dagestan lost ten militants, including the group’s amir, Abu Yasir (Gasan Abdullaev) (see EDM, June 23), the militants of the armed underground movement in...

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

Russian Authorities Destroy Southern Dagestani Jamaat

June 23, 2016

Russian security services conducted a special operation, on June 16–17, against militants in southern Dagestan’s Suleiman-Stalsky and Tabasaran districts. During the operation, the security forces located ten armed men in the...

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

Abkhazia Seeks Membership in International Soccer Association

June 22, 2016

In late May–early June, the “world championship” of the Confederation of Independent Football Associations (CONIFA) took place in the breakaway Georgian territory of Abkhazia. Twelve soccer teams from internationally unrecognized...

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

Dispute Over Armenian Historical Figure Disrupts Talks on Joint Russian-Armenian Air Defense System

June 20, 2016

On June 3, the Armenian National Assembly’s (parliament) Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs approved the draft agreement with Russia on establishing a joint regional air defense system (see EDM, November 18, 2015). The...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, The Caucasus, South Caucasus , Armenia, Russia

Chechen Government May Be Winner in Dispute Between Dagestani Oligarchs

June 20, 2016

An epic struggle between two Russian billionaires of Dagestani origin is unfolding in Dagestan. Suleiman Kerimov and Ziyavudin Magomedov are sparring over control of Makhachkala’s commercial seaport on the Caspian Sea. On May 27,...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, North Caucasus Analysis, Economics, Transit, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Russia, Featured

Disappearances in Dagestan Connected to Police Campaign Against Salafists

June 17, 2016

The Memorial human rights center has monitored the situation in the North Caucasus since the start of the first Russian-Chechen War, in 1994. Memorial’s latest report, which covers the past two and a half years in the North...

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

Fight Over Control of Georgian Opposition TV Channel Grinds On

June 17, 2016

The Tbilisi Court of Appeals upheld, on June 10, the earlier decision of the city court mandating changing the ownership of the prominent Georgian opposition TV channel, Rustavi 2. The media outlet, which is closely connected to...

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

Southern Gas Corridor Gains New Momentum

June 16, 2016

Work on the Southern Gas Corridor’s (SGC) implementation intensified to an unprecedented degree in recent months. On March 17 and May 17, the ground breaking ceremonies of two key constituent parts of the Southern Corridor—the...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Energy, The Caucasus, South Caucasus , Azerbaijan , Europe, Balkans, Russia

Rebels in Ingushetia Step up Their Activities

June 16, 2016

The end of May–beginning of June turned out to be quite a tense period in Ingushetia, with the armed Islamist opposition suddenly becoming more active than in previous years. The authorities announced the elimination of suspected...

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

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Young North Caucasus Muslims Oppose Russia’s Air Strikes in Syria

June 27, 2016 04:40 PM

A recent poll among North Caucasian youth by the Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VTsIOM) found that many young people in the region disapprove of the Russian air strikes in Syria. The finding...


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Georgia

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Abkhazia Seeks Membership in International Soccer Association

June 22, 2016 05:34 PM

In late May–early June, the “world championship” of the Confederation of Independent Football Associations (CONIFA) took place in the breakaway Georgian territory of Abkhazia. Twelve soccer teams...


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Azerbaijan

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Southern Gas Corridor Gains New Momentum

June 16, 2016 06:05 PM

Work on the Southern Gas Corridor’s (SGC) implementation intensified to an unprecedented degree in recent months. On March 17 and May 17, the ground breaking ceremonies of two key constituent parts...


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Dispute Over Armenian Historical Figure Disrupts Talks on Joint Russian-Armenian Air Defense System

June 20, 2016 04:33 PM

On June 3, the Armenian National Assembly’s (parliament) Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs approved the draft agreement with Russia on establishing a joint regional air defense system (see EDM,...


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