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Russia"s security interest in the North Caucasus

Russia"s security interest in the North Caucasus

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Published by Conflict Studies Research Centre in Camberley .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Dated December 1998.

StatementTracey German.
SeriesConflict Studies Research Centre -- P28
ContributionsGerman, Tracey., Conflict Studies Research Centre.
The Physical Object
Pagination23p. ;
Number of Pages23
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20130764M

  Human Rights Watch has been documenting human rights violations in Russia’s turbulent North Caucasus region for close to two decades. There . It begins by analyzing the history of the bloody and contentious relations between the Russian and the North Caucasus Muslim nations, focusing specifically on the process of subjugating the region by the Russian Empire; the Caucasus wars of the 19th century; and the two Chechen wars and their aftermath, beginning in until today.

This book examines the evolution of Russia’s security policy under Putin in the 21st century, using a critical security studies approach. Drawing on critical approaches to security the book investigates the interrelationship between the internal-external nexus and the politics of (in)security and regime-building in Putin’s Russia. Indeed, according to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, the greatest domestic threat to Russia's security is the ongoing insurgency in the North Caucasus. This insurgency grew out of Russia's wars in Chechnya and has gone on for several years, with no end in sight. Yet it is hardly known in the West and barely covered even by by: 1.

Other groups inside Russia also heeded Adnani's call. In June , Amir Khamzat, one of the most wanted Islamist rebels in the North Caucasus, defected from a group previously linked to Al-Qaeda. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.


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The insurgency in the North Caucasus was a low-level armed conflict between Russia and militants associated with the Caucasus Emirate and, since JuneIslamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) groups. It followed the official end of the decade-long Second Chechen War on 16 April It attracted people from the Middle East, North Africa, Europe, and Central Asia, who then participated Location: Russia, North Caucasian Federal.

Russia Sees a Threat in Its Converts to Islam. Muslim Caucasus but throughout European Russia and as far north as Novy Urengoi, just below the. The North Caucasus has a notorious reputation of being Russia's volatile frontier and what security experts have come to call an “arc of instability”.

The region’s rich conflict potential and troubled socio-economic dynamics constantly keep Moscow on its toes. For president Vladimir Putin, whose career was in large part boosted in the late s – early s by his ability to put the.

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