Terrorism in the North Caucasus
The possibility that Sayfullo Saipov was radicalized in Uzbekistan should surprise no one.
This series takes a country-by-country look at the geopolitical competition between China and Russia in Central Asia.
Russia’s three-pronged anti-terrorism strategy seems to be bearing fruit just as the threat of Syria-based terrorists is growing.
Diego Solis recounts stories and lessons learned in his travels through the hinterlands of the Russian Caucasus.
A budgetary crisis in Moscow risks reigniting long-dormant insurgencies across the North Caucasus.
In a move echoing the administrative and social media focus of Islamic State, the new leader of CE has called on fighters to engage in conflict on a political, economic, and informational front - not just a military one.
Chechnya has been home to a power struggle between Russians and Chechens for centuries, and it could be the next region to fall under Islamic State’s expanding global shadow.
Russia is facing the unsettling prospect of a wave of well-trained and battle-hardened foreign fighters returning to resume the insurgency in the North Caucuses.
Some view Moscow’s involvement in eastern Ukraine as proof of a resurgent Russia. But a look back at the Chechnya conflict would suggest otherwise.
The Geopoliticalmonitor’s Laurent Vinatier discusses the possibility of an attack by a Caucasus-based terrorist group on the Sochi Olympics.