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'Creeping' civil war in the North Caucasus
'Creeping' civil war in the North Caucasus

Author(s): Wojciech Górecki
Subject(s): Security and defense, Military policy, Developing nations, Peace and Conflict Studies
Published by: Ośrodek Studiów Wschodnich im. Marka Karpia
Keywords: civil war; North Caucasus
Summary/Abstract: Over the last year, the situation in Russia’s North Caucasus has become further destabilised. Attacks and armed clashes happen daily, and destabilisation is spreading to an increasingly large area. The extent of violence in the region is so great that it can already be stated that a de facto civil war is taking place, the warring parties being the Islamic armed underground movement which operates under the banner of the so-called Emirate of the North Caucasus, and the secular governments of the individual republics, who are supported by local and federal branches of the Russian Federation’s Interior Ministry and Federal Security Service.

  • Page Count: 8
  • Publication Year: 2011
  • Language: English