Tag: Chechen wars

Unrest isn’t ‘Spreading’ from Chechnya Across the North Caucasus; It’s Been There All Along

December 7, 2014

Staunton, December 6 – The violence in Chechnya this week has led many Russian and Western commentators to suggest that the unrest there is about to spread to other parts of the North Caucasus, but such analyses are wrong: unrest throughout the region has been there all along. It has only been exacerbated in recent […]

15 Years On, Suspicions About Putin’s Involvement in Apartment Bombings Linger in Russia

September 8, 2014

Staunton, September 6 – This month marks the 15th anniversary of the 1999 apartment bombings in Russia that sparked the rise of Vladimir Putin to the Russian presidency and the opening of a new Russian war against Chechnya. Moscow’s failure to investigate fully what happened means that suspicions about the authorship of these terrorist acts […]

Rostov Journalist Outlines Five Scenarios for Ukraine’s Disintegration

July 2, 2014

Staunton, July 1 – In the wake of the Crimean Anschluss, many Russians have predicted and many Ukrainians have been fearful that Ukraine could disintegrate as a country as a result of the actions of the Russian government and its agents in Eastern Ukraine. Exactly how that might happen and thus what Ukraine should do […]