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Russia / Ukraine: Crimea as a new hotbed of radical Islam in post-Soviet space
In a video that was recently posted on Youtube and on Russian jihadist websites emir of Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar (JMA), Batallion of foreign fighters in Syria, Salahuddin Shishani, and his naib Abdul-Kerim Krimsky (Crimean) addressed to Muslims...
Will the Crimean crisis reinvigorate transatlantic security?
Since the end of the Cold War the two sides of the Atlantic have been gone through an identity crisis, similar to that experienced by NATO...
Ukraine: On the verge of civil war
Thursday, February 20, 2014, will certainly be remembered as one the bloodiest day in Ukraine’s most recent history. The final death toll of this week’s clashes between protesters and governmental forces is still uncertain, although early estimates refer that more than 100 people were killed and more than 500 were wounded...
Russia: Unconfirmed reports about the death of Doku Umarov several weeks ahead of Winter Olympic Games in Sochi
A video, posted on Youtube and on numerous jihadist websites on Thursday, triggered a wave of rumors about alleged death of the leader of Imarat Kavkaz, Doku Umarov aka Emir Abu Usman.
Ukraine: caught between a rock and a hard place
Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians have been taking the streets since November 21st, when President Viktor Yanukovych took the decision of not signing an association agreement with the European Union (EU) that would have enhanced cooperation between Kiev and Brussels. In an atmosphere of growing tension, Prime Minister Mykola Azarov stated that the situation is serious and the protests have «all the signs of a coup»...
Syria: Free Syrian Army set conditions to participate in Geneva II peace talks
On Monday, November 11th, 2013, the Free Syrian Army (FSA) set its conditions to participate to the Geneva II Middle East Peace Conference (hereinafter Geneva II), which is expected to take place by the end of the year. With all parties now declaring their willingness to take part to the Conference, several issues have still to be solved by sherpas before its beginning. [...]
Boston attacks [update] state of the play at 01:30 pm GMT and first profiles of the two suspects
It is confirmed that the incidents in MTI and Watertown, last night and early this morning were all linked to Monday’s terrorist attacks.
Moscow attack could be linked to "succession war" in Chechen terrorism; it questions security level in Russia and in Airports (Worldwide)
An explosion obviously linked with terrorism occurred today in Domodedovo airport, near Moscow (...)
Russia: terrorism trends show extension of threat far beyond Northern Caucasus
The growing number of terrorist attacks reported over the last months in Northern Caucasus Federal reflected alarming trends (...)
Premières leçons de l’affaire des « illégaux » russes aux Etats-Unis
On ne fait que commencer à tirer les enseignements de l’affaire d’espionnage qui vient d’être révélée aux Etats-Unis (...)
First lessons from the affair of the Russian ‘illegals’ in the United States
We are just beginning to draw some conclusions from the espionage scandal which has developed in the United States (...)


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