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Eighth Annual Terrorism Conference

October 20, 2014 02:59 PM

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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Russia May Use North Caucasians for Hybrid Warfare in Central Asian and European Conflicts

October 8, 2014 03:00 PM

On September 30, President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on the fall 2014 Russian military draft. The government is expected to draft 154,100 men, the same number as in the spring 2014 draft campaign. The Russian laws on the draft will be extended to newly-annexed Crimea in 2015, making residents of the peninsula effectively Russian subjects. The unusual feature of the latest military call up is that the draft is being conducted in Chechnya for the first time. Indeed, 500 young men will become...


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Moscow Suddenly Shows Concern About the Growing Influence in Russia of Islamic State

October 31, 2014

The recent meeting between US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Paris, on October 15, concluded on a positive note, according to the participants themselves. Secretary Kerry announced that Russia and the United States had agreed to an exchange of information about the Islamic State (IS) organization (Golos Ameriki, October 15). Ten days later, however, the foreign minister brusquely contradicted his US colleague’s statement (Interfax, October 25)....

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Moscow Suddenly Shows Concern About the Growing Influence in Russia of Islamic State

October 31, 2014

The recent meeting between US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Paris, on October 15, concluded on a positive note, according to the participants themselves. Secretary Kerry announced that Russia and the United States had agreed to an exchange of information about the Islamic State (IS) organization (Golos Ameriki, October 15). Ten days later, however, the foreign minister brusquely contradicted his US colleague’s statement (Interfax, October 25)....

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Insurgency Reemerges in Kabardino-Balkaria

October 30, 2014

Nine years since the militants of Shamil Basaev and Anzor Astemirov ransacked Nalchik, the capital of Kabardino-Balkaria (RIA Novosti, September 7, 2013), on October 13, 2005, this republic remains a territory in a precarious security situation (newsru.com, accessed October 30). The ongoing trial of 57 suspects allegedly involved in that 2005 attack on Nalchik is doing nothing to reduce tensions in this Northwest Caucasus region.

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Insurgency Reemerges in Kabardino-Balkaria

October 30, 2014

Nine years since the militants of Shamil Basaev and Anzor Astemirov ransacked Nalchik, the capital of Kabardino-Balkaria (RIA Novosti, September 7, 2013), on October 13, 2005, this republic remains a territory in a precarious security situation (newsru.com, accessed October 30). The ongoing trial of 57 suspects allegedly involved in that 2005 attack on Nalchik is doing nothing to reduce tensions in this Northwest Caucasus region.

All events in Kabardino-Balkaria usually follow the same...

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

Analyst from Tatarstan Asserts That the West Wants to Destabilize the Republic Using Islamists

October 29, 2014

The notoriously well-known analyst from Tatarstan, Rais Suleimanov, has attacked the West for alleged support of Islamists in the republic. In his controversial and contradictory report, Suleimanov accuses the West of supporting Tatar nationalism and Islamism, but in the process he exposes his apparent close ties to the Russian security services. In particular, the analyst recalls the details of visits by Western journalists and diplomats to Tatarstan that could hardly be known to anyone apart...

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Analyst from Tatarstan Asserts That the West Wants to Destabilize the Republic Using Islamists

October 29, 2014

The notoriously well-known analyst from Tatarstan, Rais Suleimanov, has attacked the West for alleged support of Islamists in the republic. In his controversial and contradictory report, Suleimanov accuses the West of supporting Tatar nationalism and Islamism, but in the process he exposes his apparent close ties to the Russian security services. In particular, the analyst recalls the details of visits by Western journalists and diplomats to Tatarstan that could hardly be known to anyone apart...

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Dagestani Clans Replicate Themselves Despite Government Efforts to Eliminate Them

October 27, 2014

On October 21, the authorities in Dagestan announced that the head of the Dagestani branch of the Russian Federal Service for State Registration, Cadaster and Cartography, Adam Amirilaev, had stepped down from his position and...

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Dagestani Clans Replicate Themselves Despite Government Efforts to Eliminate Them

October 27, 2014

On October 21, the authorities in Dagestan announced that the head of the Dagestani branch of the Russian Federal Service for State Registration, Cadaster and Cartography, Adam Amirilaev, had stepped down from his position and...

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

Number of Disillusioned North Caucasian Militants Returning From Syria Increases

October 24, 2014

International observers have paid much attention to the fact that many foreigners are fighting against the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad. Tunisia holds first place among the countries of Asia and Africa, supplying volunteer...

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Number of Disillusioned North Caucasian Militants Returning From Syria Increases

October 24, 2014

International observers have paid much attention to the fact that many foreigners are fighting against the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad. Tunisia holds first place among the countries of Asia and Africa, supplying volunteer...

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Grozny Suicide Bombing: A ‘Lone Wolf’ or Signs of a New Militant Group Operating in Chechnya?

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The suicide bombing in the capital of Chechnya (RIA Novosti, October 5) carried out by 19-year-old Apti Mudarov (vesti.ru, October 5) during Grozny’s City Day celebrations on October 5 (Kommersant, October 6), which was also...

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