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Caucasus Studies

Added March 31, 2014
Type: Monograph
Russia's Counterinsurgency in North Caucasus: Performance and Consequences. Authored by Dr. Ariel Cohen.
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Understanding the conflict in North Caucasus may be the key to understanding the future of the post-communist Russian state and its interaction with Islam, as well as regional mountainous insurgencies. The region’s turbulent past and present make it a potential source of future waves of instability both within Russia and abroad—especially if the Kremlin and the Russian and local elites fail to deal with accumulating local economic, social, religious, and political pressures.