Chechnya’s Terrorist Network: The Evolution of Terrorism in by Elena Pokalova

By Elena Pokalova

This expert's view into the strategic instructions, strategies, leaders, and critical assaults hooked up to Chechen and North Caucasus terrorists examines the network's operations in addition to the good fortune of Russia's counterterrorist responses.

This authoritative account lines the emergence of terrorism within the risky area of the North Caucasus from its origins within the early Nineteen Nineties throughout the latest. It provides a close exam of neighborhood and worldwide counterterrorism strategies—everything from army strength, to international relations, to politicization—providing beneficial perception into powerful equipment for struggling with terrorism the following and around the globe.

This candid paintings uncovers the roots of Russian terrorism and offers a old evaluation of the stipulations that complex terrorism and its unparalleled battle practices, together with radioactive assaults and suicide assaults by means of ladies. writer and local Russian speaker, Elena Pokalova, analyzes sought after terrorist teams comparable to Islamic foreign Peacekeeping Brigade, Riyad us-Saliheyn Martyrs' Brigade, and unique goal Islamic Regiment, and divulges the local and worldwide impression of the Caucasus Emirate at the circulation.

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59 After their departure from the Karachai region, the territory was divided between Russia’s Stavropol and Krasnodar regions, and parts of the Karachai mountainous areas were transferred to the Georgian SSR. The next to be deported were the Chechen and Ingush populations. Their deportation plan was approved in 1943. On January 31, 1944, the State Committee on Defense issued a decree confirming the Chechen and Ingush deportation to the Kazakh and Kyrgyz SSRs. This deportation was overseen by Lavrentiy Beria, who served as the commissar responsible for dealing with ethnic minorities under Stalin.

During the second Congress of the Caucasus peoples that took place in October 1990 in Nalchik, Kabardino-Balkaria, the Confederation was announced as a successor state to the Mountainous Republic of 1918. The Confederation was conceived as a sovereign nation-state that would defy Russia’s federal arrangement. During the third Congress in November 1991, representatives of 14 peoples of the North Caucasus republics signed a confederate treaty formally founding the Confederation. The representatives included peoples from the territories of Chechnya, Dagestan, Ingushetia, Kabardino-Balkaria, and North Ossetia, as well as Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

Just as in the Prigorodnii issue, the Novolakskii dispute has persisted and has created significant grievances in the region. Notably, the Novolakskii grievance was exploited by Chechen separatists in 1999. In September 1999 Chechnya’s Shamil Basayev and Khattab led their armed divisions to the Novolakskii district of Dagestan hoping that the disgruntled Chechens of the district would join forces with them. The collapse of the Soviet Union was accompanied by renewed turbulence in the North Caucasus.

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