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Updated - Sixth Annual China Defense and Security Conference

May 12, 2016 09:00 AM

The Jamestown Foundation is proud to announce that the Sixth Annual China Defense and Security Conference will be held at the University Club (1135 16th St NW)on May 12th. The conference will feature...


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Ethnic Russians Sound Alarm About Declining Russian Presence in Tuva

May 25, 2016 04:20 PM

On May 18, the authoritative Russian newspaper Kommersant published an unexpected appeal on behalf of ethnic Russians living in Siberia’s Republic of Tuva. Rossiyane, a union of Russian-speaking citizens in the republic, complained to President Vladimir Putin that ethnic Russians in the republic are victims of discrimination. The appeal’s signatories, including Zinaida Dekhtyar, a former deputy in the regional parliament and a school teacher, said that residents of Tuva learn Russian as a...


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Sufi-Salafist Tension Rises as Insurgent Violence Decreases in North Caucasus

May 27, 2016

A well-known and popular Salafist preacher, Khamzat Chumakov, continues to spark controversy in Ingushetia. Chumakov responds to accusations made against him in Chechnya with lengthy rebuttals and comments made during his sermons. Chumakov’s followers regard him as an independent Muslim figure and attend his Friday sermons at the Nasyrkort mosque, expecting he will harshly criticize his opponents in both Chechnya and Ingushetia. His latest target was Adam Shakhidov, an aide to Chechen ruler...

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

Sufi-Salafist Tension Rises as Insurgent Violence Decreases in North Caucasus

May 27, 2016

A well-known and popular Salafist preacher, Khamzat Chumakov, continues to spark controversy in Ingushetia. Chumakov responds to accusations made against him in Chechnya with lengthy rebuttals and comments made during his sermons. Chumakov’s followers regard him as an independent Muslim figure and attend his Friday sermons at the Nasyrkort mosque, expecting he will harshly criticize his opponents in both Chechnya and Ingushetia. His latest target was Adam Shakhidov, an aide to Chechen ruler...

Category: North Caucasus Analysis

Russian Authorities Appear to Exaggerate Level of IS Activity

May 26, 2016

On May 21, Russian media reported that a group of young people with ties to the so-called Islamic State (IS) had been detained. According to the police, “the group consisted of four residents of Ingushetia and was established to carry out attacks on representatives of government bodies, law enforcement officials, and supporters of traditional Islam” (Regnum, May 21).

The most surprising aspect of the news was that the group was captured alive, given that there have been only handful of cases...

Category: North Caucasus Analysis

Russian Authorities Appear to Exaggerate Level of IS Activity

May 26, 2016

On May 21, Russian media reported that a group of young people with ties to the so-called Islamic State (IS) had been detained. According to the police, “the group consisted of four residents of Ingushetia and was established to carry out attacks on representatives of government bodies, law enforcement officials, and supporters of traditional Islam” (Regnum, May 21).

The most surprising aspect of the news was that the group was captured alive, given that there have been only handful of cases...

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

Ethnic Russians Sound Alarm About Declining Russian Presence in Tuva

May 25, 2016

On May 18, the authoritative Russian newspaper Kommersant published an unexpected appeal on behalf of ethnic Russians living in Siberia’s Republic of Tuva. Rossiyane, a union of Russian-speaking citizens in the republic, complained to President Vladimir Putin that ethnic Russians in the republic are victims of discrimination. The appeal’s signatories, including Zinaida Dekhtyar, a former deputy in the regional parliament and a school teacher, said that residents of Tuva learn Russian as a...

Category: North Caucasus Analysis

Ethnic Russians Sound Alarm About Declining Russian Presence in Tuva

May 25, 2016

On May 18, the authoritative Russian newspaper Kommersant published an unexpected appeal on behalf of ethnic Russians living in Siberia’s Republic of Tuva. Rossiyane, a union of Russian-speaking citizens in the republic, complained to President Vladimir Putin that ethnic Russians in the republic are victims of discrimination. The appeal’s signatories, including Zinaida Dekhtyar, a former deputy in the regional parliament and a school teacher, said that residents of Tuva learn Russian as a...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Featured, Russia, Far East/Siberia

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Moscow Heightens Pressure on Circassian Activists on Their Remembrance Day

May 23, 2016

In 1990, Circassian activists designated May 21 as the Day of Mourning and Remembrance to commemorate the final destruction of their nation in 1864 by the Russian Empire. Since then, Circassians in the North Caucasus and outside...

Category: North Caucasus Analysis

Moscow Heightens Pressure on Circassian Activists on Their Remembrance Day

May 23, 2016

In 1990, Circassian activists designated May 21 as the Day of Mourning and Remembrance to commemorate the final destruction of their nation in 1864 by the Russian Empire. Since then, Circassians in the North Caucasus and outside...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Russia, Middle East

In New Video, Georgian-Born Muslim al-Shishani Discusses Russian Presence in Syria

May 20, 2016

Muslim al-Shishani is the nom de guerre of Murad Margoshvili, commander of the Junud al-Sham (“Soldiers of Syria”) insurgent group operating in Syria. Margoshivili is a Georgian national, but he is also an ethnic Kist, a member...

Category: North Caucasus Analysis

In New Video, Georgian-Born Muslim al-Shishani Discusses Russian Presence in Syria

May 20, 2016

Muslim al-Shishani is the nom de guerre of Murad Margoshvili, commander of the Junud al-Sham (“Soldiers of Syria”) insurgent group operating in Syria. Margoshivili is a Georgian national, but he is also an ethnic Kist, a member...

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

Police Suffer Losses in Islamic State–Inspired Attack in Southern Dagestan

May 19, 2016

A recent police operation against militants in the Dagestani city of Derbent was so bloody that even the Islamic State (IS) mentioned it. The clash started as police were checking out several homes after receiving a tip...

Category: North Caucasus Analysis

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