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The Jamestown Foundation is proud to announce that the Sixth Annual China Defense and Security Conference  will be held on May 12th. The conference will feature a number of the best China...


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Investigative Report Suggests Russian Security Services Pushing North Caucasus Militants to Flee to Middle East

August 3, 2015 04:53 PM

Russia’s policy toward the Islamic State (IS) group in the Middle East is controversial. On the one hand, involvement in IS activities officially became a crime in Russia in February 2015 (Rossiyskaya Gazeta, February 27). On the other hand, Russia does not seem to have taken the appropriate steps to stem the outflow of volunteer fighters to the Middle East. Given the powers of the Russian state to control the movement of its citizens, there are few if any indications that the government is...


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Kabardino-Balkaria’s Governor Says Militants Returning From Syria Represent Real Threat

April 28, 2016

In Kabardino-Balkaria, as in other republics of the North Caucasus, public debate intensifies from time to time regarding republican residents going off to fight in the Syrian civil war on the side of the rebels. But at the same time, the republic is still dealing with the remaining members of Yarmuk, Kabardino-Balkaria’s home grown Islamist opposition group. According to the head of the republican branch of the Federal Security Service (FSB), Oleg Usov, the security services killed one leader...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Military/Security, Terrorism, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Middle East, Syria

Ingush Authorities Offer Rosy Picture of Fight Against Terrorism

April 22, 2016

In his recent speech, the head of the Republic of Ingushetia, Yunus-Bek Yevkurov, said that several terrorism-related draft bills are under consideration in the Russian State Duma. He noted that it was important to provide a legal definition of a new type of crime—international terrorism. “It is the type of threat that our country has encountered for the past 20 years, but we have not given it a legal definition,” Yevkurov said (vestikavkaza.ru, April 8). The new legislation will specify the...

Category: North Caucasus Analysis

Ingush Authorities Offer Rosy Picture of Fight Against Terrorism

April 22, 2016

In his recent speech, the head of the Republic of Ingushetia, Yunus-Bek Yevkurov, said that several terrorism-related draft bills are under consideration in the Russian State Duma. He noted that it was important to provide a legal definition of a new type of crime—international terrorism. “It is the type of threat that our country has encountered for the past 20 years, but we have not given it a legal definition,” Yevkurov said (vestikavkaza.ru, April 8). The new legislation will specify the...

Category: North Caucasus Analysis

Murder of Chechen in Turkey Just Latest in Series of Apparent Russian Killings Abroad

April 21, 2016

According to open media sources, over the past five years, five representatives of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria and the Caucasus Emirate have been killed in Turkey. All five were actively involved in the ongoing armed conflict in the North Caucasus (Kavkazsky Uzel, April 15). After one recent such assassination, the Turkish authorities detained an ethnic Chechen from Georgia’s Pankisi, Temur Makhauri. The Turkish authorities suspected Makhauri of ties to Russia’s Federal Security Service...

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Murder of Chechen in Turkey Just Latest in Series of Apparent Russian Killings Abroad

April 21, 2016

According to open media sources, over the past five years, five representatives of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria and the Caucasus Emirate have been killed in Turkey. All five were actively involved in the ongoing armed conflict in the North Caucasus (Kavkazsky Uzel, April 15). After one recent such assassination, the Turkish authorities detained an ethnic Chechen from Georgia’s Pankisi, Temur Makhauri. The Turkish authorities suspected Makhauri of ties to Russia’s Federal Security Service...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Military/Security, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Russia, Turkey

Experts Warn Dagestani Authorities’ Crackdown on Salafists Could Backfire

April 20, 2016

On April 15, the Dagestani newspaper Novoe Delo reported that police had cracked down on mosque parishioners in Makhachkala. According to the newspaper’s sources among the congregation of the mosque on Vengerskikh Boitsov Street, the police randomly detained up to 200 people. Dozens of police officers reportedly surrounded the mosque and arrested people without any obvious reason (Novoe Delo, April 15).

On April 14, the police searched the Vostochnaya (“Eastern”) mosque in Khasavyurt. They...

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Resistance to Re-Imposition of Russian Draft in North Caucasus Growing

April 19, 2016

No region of the Russian Federation has a greater number of young men who could qualify to serve in the Russian military than does the North Caucasus, the combined result of rapid demographic growth and the absence of a Russian...

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Resistance to Re-Imposition of Russian Draft in North Caucasus Growing

April 19, 2016

No region of the Russian Federation has a greater number of young men who could qualify to serve in the Russian military than does the North Caucasus, the combined result of rapid demographic growth and the absence of a Russian...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Military/Security, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Russia

Creation of Russian National Guard Could Affect Kremlin Policies in the North Caucasus

April 18, 2016

On April 5, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree establishing a new federal security service, the Russian National Guard, which largely inherits the troops from the Ministry of Interior. The director of the new...

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Reports of IS Suicide Bombers Targeting Police in Stavropol Lack Credibility

April 15, 2016

On April 11, the Russian state news agency RIA Novosti quoted a government official as saying that “according to the preliminary information, three suicide bombers blew themselves up near the Novoselitsky district police station...

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One Year Later: Islamic State Continues to Expand Inside Russia

April 14, 2016

The so-called Islamic State (IS) is increasingly infiltrating Russia, threatening its security (Lenta.ru, June 24, 2015). It has been less than one year since the IS claimed to have a “province” in the North Caucasus (Polit.ru,...

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