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Al-Qaeda and Its Heirs

 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

8:30 A.M.–4:00 P.M.

The University Club of Washington, D.C.

Grand Ballroom (2nd Floor)

1135 Sixteenth Street, N.W.

Washington, D.C....


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Two Battalions of Chechens Now Fighting the Russians in Ukraine

November 7, 2014 02:07 PM

Reading the Ukrainian media earlier this year gave one the impression that Ukraine was fighting not Russia, but Chechnya (vesti.ru, May 28). Few doubted that Chechens were fighting on the Russian side in eastern Ukraine, but their numbers were greatly exaggerated. The deployment of Russian military units from Chechnya in Ukraine (kavkazcenter.com, August 8) was perceived as the deployment of Chechen military units even though the percentage of ethnic Chechens in those units barely reached 1...


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Dagestani Militants Suffer Losses Amid Intensified Russian Security Efforts

December 17, 2014

The insurgency in Dagestan was plagued by a series of failures last week. On December 9, the Russian security services killed the leader of the rebels’ Makhachkala sector, 25-year-old Emir Usman (Ruslan Darsamov). The incident took place when law enforcement agents stopped a car for a document check near the medical diagnostic center on Akushinsky Street in Makhachkala. Following the narrative that has become a news cliché in the region, the authorities claimed the car’s driver fired at the...

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

Dagestani Militants Suffer Losses Amid Intensified Russian Security Efforts

December 17, 2014

The insurgency in Dagestan was plagued by a series of failures last week. On December 9, the Russian security services killed the leader of the rebels’ Makhachkala sector, 25-year-old Emir Usman (Ruslan Darsamov). The incident took place when law enforcement agents stopped a car for a document check near the medical diagnostic center on Akushinsky Street in Makhachkala. Following the narrative that has become a news cliché in the region, the authorities claimed the car’s driver fired at the...

Category: North Caucasus Analysis

Experts See Planned Russian Road Connecting Dagestan to Georgia as Threat to Latter

December 15, 2014

The plans to build a road connecting Dagestan to Georgia have caused concern among experts outside Russia (see EDM, October 2). Following its moves in eastern Ukraine, the annexation of Crimea, its war with Georgia in 2008 and other aggressive acts, every move by Russia near its borders is seen through the lens of potential military threats.

In his recent speech on how to contain the aggressive foreign policy behavior of the Russian government led by Vladimir Putin, Andrei Illarionov, the...

Category: North Caucasus Analysis

Experts See Planned Russian Road Connecting Dagestan to Georgia as Threat to Latter

December 15, 2014

The plans to build a road connecting Dagestan to Georgia have caused concern among experts outside Russia (see EDM, October 2). Following its moves in eastern Ukraine, the annexation of Crimea, its war with Georgia in 2008 and other aggressive acts, every move by Russia near its borders is seen through the lens of potential military threats.

In his recent speech on how to contain the aggressive foreign policy behavior of the Russian government led by Vladimir Putin, Andrei Illarionov, the...

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

Rebel Attack on Grozny May Spur Attacks in Other Parts of the North Caucasus

December 12, 2014

The Chechen militant assault on Grozny on December 4 (TASS, December 5) is bound to have an impact on the neighboring republics. What the impact will be and how the other republics will try to prevent similar attacks by the Caucasus Emirate is an important question.

First of all, Ramzan Kadyrov’s vow to take action against the relatives of militants will be further developed and honed in the neighboring republics. After the rebel attack, Kadyrov stated: “I officially declare that an end has...

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Rebel Attack on Grozny May Spur Attacks in Other Parts of the North Caucasus

December 12, 2014

The Chechen militant assault on Grozny on December 4 (TASS, December 5) is bound to have an impact on the neighboring republics. What the impact will be and how the other republics will try to prevent similar attacks by the Caucasus Emirate is an important question.

First of all, Ramzan Kadyrov’s vow to take action against the relatives of militants will be further developed and honed in the neighboring republics. After the rebel attack, Kadyrov stated: “I officially declare that an end has...

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

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Was the December 4 Rebel Attack in Grozny Aimed at Tarnishing the Images of Putin and Kadyrov?

December 11, 2014

The attack by militants in Grozny on December 4 was surprisingly large in scale. The last time Chechen militants launched such a large-scale offensive in Grozny was in October 2010, when three rebels attempted to seize the...

Category: North Caucasus Analysis

Was the December 4 Rebel Attack in Grozny Aimed at Tarnishing the Images of Putin and Kadyrov?

December 11, 2014

The attack by militants in Grozny on December 4 was surprisingly large in scale. The last time Chechen militants launched such a large-scale offensive in Grozny was in October 2010, when three rebels attempted to seize the...

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

Dagestanis Say Russian Government Ignores Their Rights While Voicing Concern Over Rights of Ukraine’s Ethnic Russians

December 10, 2014

On November 26, a counter-terrorist operation regime was lifted in Untsukul district, located in the mountains of Dagestan. Introduced back in March, the regime was lifted, but the Gimry tunnel remains closed for through traffic....

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

Dagestanis Say Russian Government Ignores Their Rights While Voicing Concern Over Rights of Ukraine’s Ethnic Russians

December 10, 2014

On November 26, a counter-terrorist operation regime was lifted in Untsukul district, located in the mountains of Dagestan. Introduced back in March, the regime was lifted, but the Gimry tunnel remains closed for through traffic....

Category: North Caucasus Analysis

Syrian Civil War Fighter from Kabardino-Balkaria Sentenced

December 8, 2014

On November 26, the city court in Nalchik, Kabardino-Balkaria, sentenced a man accused of fighting in the Syrian civil war to four years in prison. This is the first time in Kabardino-Balkaria that a person was convicted and...

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