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The Jamestown Foundation

The Jamestown Foundation

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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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    Published 23 February 2016 | viewed 9,221 times

    Chechnya is gearing up to establish control over its oil-extracting business. The procedure for handing over the Rosneft affiliate Chechenneftekhimprom to the Chechen authorities is…

  • Gazprom Ups Pressure On Georgia With New Gas Transit Deal

    Published 28 January 2016 | viewed 4,124 times

    The Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Energy of Georgia, Kakha Kaladze, and a top official at the Russian energy giant Gazprom, Yelena Burmistrova, failed…

  • Russia Fights To Maintain Energy Dominance In The Caucasus

    Published 23 January 2016 | viewed 6,237 times

    Tbilisi and Moscow’s negotiations over the expansion of Russian Gazprom’s share of the Georgian energy market heightened the political fever in the country over the…

  • Kyrgyzstan Pursues Hydropower Plans Without Russian Support

    Published 20 January 2016 | viewed 3,566 times

    Until the close of 2015, Russia was the sole investor in two planned hydro-electric power projects in Kyrgyzstan: the Upper-Naryn cascade project and the Kambar-Ata-1…

  • Russia And Turkey: Teetering On The Brink

    Published 05 December 2015 | viewed 13,221 times

      (Source: BBC News)The Russian state-run propaganda machine is currently fanning anti-Turkish vitriol full-time. Economic ties between Russia and Turkey are being effectively severed, while…

  • Ukraine’s Naftohaz To Sue Russia Over Crimean Assets

    Published 14 November 2015 | viewed 3,943 times

    The Ukrainian national oil and gas company, Naftohaz Ukrainy, plans to sue Russia over the assets lost in Crimea following the peninsula’s annexation by Russia…

  • Gazprom Tries To Tempt Georgia Away From Azeri Gas

    Published 10 November 2015 | viewed 5,536 times

    The leader of Azerbaijan, President Ilham Aliyev, arrived in Georgia, on November 5, for a two-day official visit (Vestnik Kavkaza, November 5). This was Aliyev’s…

  • Georgia Could Rue Potential Deal With Gazprom

    Published 24 October 2015 | viewed 3,637 times

    For the last several weeks, political life in Tbilisi has been largely dominated by ongoing negotiations between the governments of Russia and Georgia regarding Russian…

  • Russia Is Still Limited In What It Can Achieve In Syria

    Published 16 October 2015 | viewed 8,013 times

    The Russian air bombing campaign in Syria began on September 30, with about 20 sorties a day. The bombing drastically increased on October 8, to…

  • Ukraine To Resume Gas Purchases From Russia This Fall

    Published 03 October 2015 | viewed 5,685 times

    On September 25, Russia, Ukraine and the European Commission (EC), which has been acting as a mediator in the energy talks between Moscow and Kyiv,…

  • Could Russia Have Had A Role In Recent PKK Attacks On Turkish Pipelines?

    Published 26 September 2015 | viewed 5,703 times

    On August 25, an explosion occurred on the South Caucasus Pipeline (also known as the Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum pipeline), which transports natural gas from Azerbaijan, through Georgia,…

  • Kazakhstan Joins The List Of Suffering Oil Exporters

    Published 22 September 2015 | viewed 10,373 times

    On August 20, the National Bank of Kazakhstan (NBK) came forward with a surprise announcement. The central bank’s chairman, Kairat Kelimbetov, made official the immediate…

  • Ukraine Finds Itself Sidelined As Gazprom Advances With Nord Stream Two

    Published 22 September 2015 | viewed 7,974 times

    At Russia’s initiative, the Nord Stream Two natural gas pipeline project has advanced from agreements of intent to a binding agreement; and Gazprom has formed…

  • Ukraine’s Shale Dream Falls Apart

    Published 05 June 2015 | viewed 5,593 times

    Ukraine’s hopes to cut its dependence on gas imports from Russia through shale gas development have been dashed. The two multinationals that won government tenders…

  • Does Turkey Prefer A European Or Eurasian Energy Union?

    Published 30 April 2015 | viewed 12,898 times

    The sixth meeting of the World Forum on Energy Regulation is scheduled to be held on May 25–28, in Istanbul, and is being organized by…

  • Ukraine Turning Its Back On Gazprom

    Published 13 April 2015 | viewed 5,244 times

    Quantitative indicators show a dramatic reorientation of Ukraine’s natural gas supply strategy. Dependence on Gazprom has become a thing of the past. Kyiv is demonstrating…

  • Islamic State To Target Saudi Arabia Next

    Published 10 March 2015 | viewed 14,886 times

    The meteoric rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, which has since styled itself the Islamic State in an affirmation of its broader…

  • Russia Is Not Bluffing With Turkish Stream Project

    Published 25 February 2015 | viewed 18,308 times

    During his visit to Ankara in December 2014, Vladimir Putin announced that South Stream—a large pipeline that would have carried Europe-bound Russian gas under the…

  • Kazakhstan Facing Serious Challenges From Low Oil Prices

    Published 17 January 2015 | viewed 11,880 times

    In the current volatile energy market, Italy has again bet big on hydrocarbon-rich Kazakhstan, trying to re-cement its cooperation with the Central Asian republic. The…

  • How Effective Are The Attacks On Islamic State Oil Production?

    Published 14 January 2015 | viewed 7,766 times

    U.S. airstrikes launched on August 23 signaled the start of Operation Inherent Resolve. This is intended to eliminate the Islamic State terrorist group and the…

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