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The Jamestown Foundation

Founded in 1984, The Jamestown Foundation is an independent, non-partisan research institution dedicated to providing timely information concerning critical political and strategic developments in China, Russia, Eurasia and the world of terrorism. Jamestown produces three periodic publications: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Terrorism Monitor and China Brief. Jamestown research and analysis is available to the public free of charge via Jamestown’s website, www.jamestown.org.

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  • Moscow Braces For More U.S. Sanctions

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  • Putin Aims To Profit From China’s Silk Road Initiative

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  • Rosneft Looks To Expand Its South American Portfolio

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  • Erdogan And Putin Expand Military, Economic And Energy Relations

    Published 05 August 2017 | viewed 9,446 times

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  • Ukraine Aims To Join European Power Grid

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  • Middle East Tensions Put China In A Difficult Position

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    On June 5, Saudi Arabia announced it was cutting diplomatic ties with Qatar and closing its land border in response to Qatar “supporting terrorism.” Bahrain,…

  • Armenia To Choose Between Energy Diversification And Loyalty To Russia

    Published 01 July 2017 | viewed 13,737 times

    In mid-June, the CEO of Russia’s gas monopolist Gazprom, Alexei Miller, paid a spontaneous visit to Yerevan, where he met with Armenia’s Prime Minister Karen…

  • Russian Cyber Strength Pushes EU Into The Modern Era

    Published 25 June 2017 | viewed 12,972 times

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