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Eighth Annual Terrorism Conference

October 20, 2014 02:59 PM

Al-Qaeda and Its Heirs

 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

8:30 A.M.–4:00 P.M.

The University Club of Washington, D.C.

Grand Ballroom (2nd Floor)

1135 Sixteenth Street, N.W.

Washington, D.C....


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Another Clash Reported Between Security Forces and Rebels in Chechnya

November 21, 2014

As he has done for years, Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov was the first to announce the latest government operation against rebel militants in Chechnya. Kadyrov stated on his personal Instagram webpage that government forces had...

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

Conflicts Involving North Caucasians Erupt Inside Russian Army

November 20, 2014

The tradition of North Caucasus mountaineers serving in the Russian army goes back 150 years. In the 1870s, the Russian Empire tried to tie the mountaineers to the Russian system of governance by forming ethnic-based volunteer...

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

Government’s Inability to Resolve Dagestan’s Problems Gives Rise to Muslim Capitalist Class

November 19, 2014

As Russia’s economic stagnation reverberates in the North Caucasus, the regional elites have begun to scramble for local resources. An uncharacteristically open discussion erupted in Dagestan’s republican parliament in...

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

Radio Appendage of ‘Russia Today’ Appears in Georgia

November 19, 2014

As of several weeks ago, the station Radio-Sputnik has begun broadcasting in Georgia from its studio located on Ateni Street in downtown Tbilisi. It prepares radio programs for the agency News Georgia, which, in turn, is a...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Info Warfare/Media, The Caucasus, South Caucasus , Georgia, Russia

Iranian-Turkish Relations Vis-à-Vis Turkey’s Energy Transit Policy

November 14, 2014

Despite Western economic sanctions, Iranian-Turkish relations have been developing in many different directions in recent years. Illustratively, on October 24–25, the Eastern Anatolia Development Agency (DAKA), Iran’s Foreign...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Economics, Energy, Transit, The Caucasus, Azerbaijan , South Caucasus , Middle East, Iran

Dagestan’s Insurgency Carries out an Orderly Reorganization

November 14, 2014

After the recent death of another leader of Dagestan’s Aukhov jamaat, the press service of the Dagestani Liberation Front posted a video recording of the address of the emir of the Northern Sector, Islam Abu Ibragim (a. k. a....

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

Qatari Sheikh Becomes Tool for Kremlin in Struggle Against North Caucasus Militants

November 13, 2014

Moscow has been quite benevolent toward the International Union of Muslim Scholars, headed by its general secretary, Dr. Ali Muhiddin al-Qaradaghi. This international, non-governmental pan-Islamic organization was established in...

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

Moscow Fails to Deliver on Promises of Investment in the North Caucasus

November 12, 2014

Moscow’s ability to finance the North Caucasus republics took a substantial hit in 2014 as the financial situation in the country deteriorated. Out of roughly $1 billion in investments in infrastructure projects planned for the...

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

Moscow Seeks to Upgrade the Status of Donetsk-Luhansk in Negotiating Formats (Part One)

November 12, 2014

Russia’s position has always been one of creative ambiguity regarding the recognition of territorial secessions from countries in Europe’s East (Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine). In each case, Russian military forces (already in place...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Vlad’s Corner, Home Page, Featured, Foreign Policy, Europe, Ukraine, The Caucasus, South Caucasus , Georgia

Defense Minister Alasania’s Ouster Underlines Profound Crisis of Georgia’s Political Elites

November 11, 2014

The November 4 sacking of Georgian Defense Minister Irakli Alasania by Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili (Imedi TV; Rustavi 2, November 4; see EDM, November 5) and Alasania’s Our Georgia–Free Democrats party’s subsequent...

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Another Clash Reported Between Security Forces and Rebels in Chechnya

November 21, 2014 02:59 PM

As he has done for years, Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov was the first to announce the latest government operation against rebel militants in Chechnya. Kadyrov stated on his personal Instagram webpage...


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Georgia

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Radio Appendage of ‘Russia Today’ Appears in Georgia

November 19, 2014 03:31 PM

As of several weeks ago, the station Radio-Sputnik has begun broadcasting in Georgia from its studio located on Ateni Street in downtown Tbilisi. It prepares radio programs for the agency News...


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Iranian-Turkish Relations Vis-à-Vis Turkey’s Energy Transit Policy

November 14, 2014 04:22 PM

Despite Western economic sanctions, Iranian-Turkish relations have been developing in many different directions in recent years. Illustratively, on October 24–25, the Eastern Anatolia Development...


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Iranian Rail Links and the Geopolitics of the South Caucasus

September 25, 2014 03:57 PM

Both Armenia and Azerbaijan are seeking to link their national railways with those of Iran, something that could be an economic lifesaver for Yerevan and an additional outlet for Baku’s exports of...


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