The assassination of Shamil Basayev marked a watershed of success for Russia’s counter-terrorism efforts in the North Caucasus. However, the turmoil in Chechnya is far from over.
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.
This article discusses the ramifications of Aslan Maskhadov’s assasination by Russian Forces 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