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Author: Kroupenev, Artem

Russia’s Policy vis-à-vis Iran and Hezbollah

Today, the Middle East remains vital for the realization of Russia’s interests in the southern part of its post-Soviet territories. This article discusses Iran and Hezbollah in the context of Russia’s tactical and strategic considerations and foreign policy interests in the Middle East.

Radical Islam in Chechnya

The permeation of radical Islam in Chechnya has served a multi-faceted function. It has been the vehicle of separatist resistance, a platform of political strife and conflict, a source of funding and external support and a unifying ideological principle that, in its various interpretations, has