November 12, 2012

Russia's Home Grown Insurgency

Strategic Studies Institute, Strategic Studies Institute

AP Photo

The three papers offered in this monograph provide a detailed analysis of the insurgency and counterinsurgency campaigns being conducted by Islamist rebels against Russia in the North Caucasus. This conflict is Russia’s primary security threat, but it has barely registered on Western minds and is hardly reported in the West as well. To overcome this neglect, these three papers go into great detail concerning the nature of the Islamist challenge, the Russian response, and the implications of this conflict. This monograph, in keeping with SSI’s objectives, provides a basis for dialogue among U.S., European, and Russian experts concerning insurgency and counterinsurgency, which will certainly prove useful to all of these nations, since they will continue to be challenged by...

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: Terrorism, Caucasus, Russia

RECOMMENDED ARTICLES

November 7, 2012
Welcome to Syria, the New Jihadist Paradise
Ayham Kamel, The Call
During their fight for the White House, President Obama and Governor Romney made clear they do not believe Syria poses a substantial enough threat beyond its borders to require direct foreign intervention on the ground. Take a... more ››
November 9, 2012
GOP Needs Foreign Policy of Victory
Caroline Glick, National Review
Next to the American people themselves, Israel is no doubt the biggest immediate loser in the U.S. presidential election. President Obama’s foreign policy is predicated on the false notion that the U.S. and Israel themselves... more ››
October 30, 2012
Russia, China on Wrong Side of Arab History
Chuck Freilich, Diplomat
The Middle East is undergoing a historic transformation. Parts of the region are up in flames, and Asia's primary powers either have no role or a destructive one. Pakistan, Indonesia and other Asian Muslim countries, as well... more ››
October 30, 2012
Kidnapping Dissenters an Old KGB Trick
Victor Davidoff, Moscow Times
On the morning of Oct. 19, Leonid Razvozzhayev, an activist in the Left Front movement, arrived at the Kiev office of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, or HIAS, for a consultation on applying for political asylum ... more ››