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A Guide to Conflict in the North Caucasus

The Caucasus are restive. In the North Caucasus conflicts, according to International Crisis Group: “Overall in 2011, more than 750 security personnel, insurgents and civilians were killed and at least 628 were injured in the region. In the first nine months of 2012, 574 people were killed and 422 wounded.” There are active terrorist groups, […]

Northern Caucasus are roiling as Dagestan’s violence spills into Georgia and Tatarstan

The past month has brought a surge in reporting on conflicts, skirmishes and violence in the Caucasus region of southern Russia. These are not only insurgencies against Russia, but also a hostage situation in Georgia. As always, reports are inconclusive and questions always remain about motivation and who exactly is fighting whom. Much of the […]