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Ukraine’s Security Challenges in the East and Military Reform

July 15, 2015 02:00 PM

 

On July 27, 2015, The Jamestown Foundation hosted former Ukrainian Deputy Minister of Defense, Admiral Ihor Kabanenko, and Vice President of Kyiv-based high-technology firm KM Core, Bohdan Kupych....


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Russia Threatens Georgia With Renewed Trade War

August 14, 2015

The Russian government regularly uses its agency for consumer protection, Rospotrebnadzor, for trade discrimination and blocking imports from countries whose policies Moscow does not like (see EDM, March 28, 2006; October 11,...

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

After Loss of Three Senior Commanders, Is the Caucasus Emirate on the Ropes?

August 14, 2015

The forces trying to prolong the life of the Caucasus Emirate (CE) have suffered a major setback. This third blow in nearly six months may put an end to this organization in the North Caucasus.

At the end of 2014, a wave of...

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

Two Chechen Battalions Are Fighting in Ukraine on Kyiv’s Side

August 13, 2015

It did not come as much of a surprise when the leader of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, acknowledged that pro-Russian Chechens were involved in the conflict in Ukraine. This was something that everybody knew, but no Russian official...

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

China Makes Inroads Into Strategically Located North Caucasus Republic

August 12, 2015

On July 27, Ingushetia’s governor, Yunus-Bek Yevkurov, met members of two Chinese delegations in the republic’s capital, Magas. Chinese investors have reportedly expressed interest in some of the republic’s old oil fields that...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Economics, Foreign Policy, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , China and the Asia-Pacific, China

Emergence of a Russian ‘Fifth Column’ and Propaganda Machine Inside Azerbaijan

August 10, 2015

The recent intensification of high-level exchanges between the governments of Azerbaijan and Russia—most recently exemplified by the visits of the Azerbaijani foreign and defense ministers to Moscow (TASS, July 17; APA, July...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, Info Warfare/Media, The Caucasus, Azerbaijan , Russia

Arrests of Dagestani Officials Signal Republic’s Leadership May Soon Be Replaced

August 10, 2015

Russian authorities have unexpectedly continued a series of arrests of Dagestani officials. On August 2, the Federal Security Service (FSB) arrested the head of Buinaksk district, Daniyal Shihsaidov, after which the security...

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

Russia’s Reputation Sinks Precipitously in International Opinion Polls

August 10, 2015

While breaking the norms of international behavior at its own discretion, Russia may fancy itself a champion of change in the world order; but in fact, it is increasingly seen as an arrogant maverick and a sore loser. Russian...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Economics, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, The Caucasus, Georgia, China and the Asia-Pacific, China

Moscow Launches Operations Against Suspected Pro-IS forces in Ingushetia, Kabardino-Balkaria

August 7, 2015

The militant underground movement in the North Caucasus suffered large losses in Chechnya and Kabardino-Balkaria at the start of August 2015. On August 2, special forces of the Federal Security Service (FSB), the military and the...

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

Islamic State Threat Forces Caucasus Emirate to Undergo Major Restructuring

August 6, 2015

Events at the end of 2014 appeared to indicate that the end of the Caucasus Emirate (CE) was near. That was when the leaders of the CE regional branches in Dagestan, Chechnya and Ingushetia switched sides by taking an oath of...

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

Political Bickering Over Georgian Financial Regulations Highlights Weaknesses in Country’s Political Culture

August 5, 2015

On July 31, Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili announced, with some degree of pomp and theatrical showmanship, that he was vetoing a highly controversial and widely debated bill on banking supervision (Channel 1, Maestro...

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After Loss of Three Senior Commanders, Is the Caucasus Emirate on the Ropes?

August 14, 2015 04:11 PM

The forces trying to prolong the life of the Caucasus Emirate (CE) have suffered a major setback. This third blow in nearly six months may put an end to this organization in the North Caucasus.

At...


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Georgia

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Russia Threatens Georgia With Renewed Trade War

August 14, 2015 04:13 PM

The Russian government regularly uses its agency for consumer protection, Rospotrebnadzor, for trade discrimination and blocking imports from countries whose policies Moscow does not like (see EDM,...


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Azerbaijan

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Emergence of a Russian ‘Fifth Column’ and Propaganda Machine Inside Azerbaijan

August 10, 2015 05:31 PM

The recent intensification of high-level exchanges between the governments of Azerbaijan and Russia—most recently exemplified by the visits of the Azerbaijani foreign and defense ministers to Moscow...


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Armenia

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The Protests and Energy Interdependence in Armenia: View From Baku

July 7, 2015 05:52 PM

The protests in Yerevan against rising electricity prices have sparked a debate over the motives, expectations, and impact of this public outcry (see EDM, June 27). Energy shortfalls and crises have...


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