September 23, 2010

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Russian Navy and Defense Industry: Anxious August and Sober September

September 22, 2010 02:24 PM 
August was the cruelest month for the Russian navy in recent years. Not since the loss of the SSNM Kursk had the news been so bad. Moscow and much of central Russia had suffered through a seemingly unending heat wave that had made life miserable for all and started large- scale fires that proved difficult to control. Military units were deployed to fight the many fires. For the navy those fires brought material losses, embarrassment and a presidential reprimand. The cause of this were the materi...

Cat: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Russia, Military/Security, Featured
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Turkey Bolsters Ties With Turkic States

September 22, 2010 
Turkey hosted the tenth summit of Turkic-speaking countries in Istanbul on September 16. The Istanbul summit, bringing together Turkish, Kazakh, Azeri, Kyrgyz and Turkmen leaders, took steps towards furthering institutionalizing...
Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Turkey, Foreign Policy, Central Asia, Azerbaijan

Ukraine’s Oligarchs and Democratic Regression: Why Are They Silent?

September 22, 2010
 
The image of the Viktor Yanukovych administration continues to deteriorate in the eyes of Ukrainians and Europe, as seen in opinion polls and a September 13 statement by the Political Assembly of the center-right European Peoples...
Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Domestic/Social, Home Page, Ukraine, Europe, Elite

Ukrainian Government Can Call The Bluff On Gazprom’s South Stream Project

September 21, 2010
 
The Ukrainian government is stepping up its own efforts to discourage Gazprom’s South Stream project. Overestimating Russia’s capacity to implement it, Kyiv fears that Moscow would shift the gas transit to Europe into South...
Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Vlad’s Corner, Home Page, Energy, Foreign Policy, Ukraine, Russia

Gazprom’s South Stream Set Back On Several Fronts

September 21, 2010

Turkmen President, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov’s, September 16 statement, explicitly linking the Turkmen East-West gas pipeline with the European Union-backed Nabucco project (EDM, September 17), is not only a boost for Nabucco,...
Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Vlad’s Corner, Home Page, Energy, Turkmenistan, Russia, Central Asia