War and Peace in the Caucasus

 
  • Eurasia Outlook
    A Chechen Dragon Splits Moscow
    Thomas de Waal March 25, 2015

    The Chechen connection to the Nemtsov’s murder has split the ruling elite. Putin’s problem is that Kadyrov has completely cleared Chechnya of all rivals, either Chechen or Russian—having fed and groomed his “dragon,” he has no Plan B in Chechnya.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Will the Chechen Connection Lead to Ramzan Kadyrov?

    Putin and Kadyrov resemble Siamese twins, whose separation will result in complication for both of them, and thus for the country at large. Neither one of them stood to benefit from Boris Nemtsov’s death.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    The Chechen Connection?

    It is impossible to imagine Ramzan Kadyrov calling his subordinates and directly instructing them to commit the murder of Boris Nemtsov. However, the xenophobia and fear of the West characteristic of some segments of Russia’s Muslim community, including Muslims in the North Caucasus, creates a favorable climate for such acts.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Armenia, Turkey Clashing Over April 24
    Thomas de Waal March 11, 2015

    The Turkish government’s decision to hold a ceremony to commemorate the Gallipoli battles on April 24, in competition with the Armenian commemorations in Yerevan, looks like a political mistake.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    A Warning for Moscow: The Armenian-Turkish Protocols
    Maxim Suchkov March 5, 2015

    Russia should be watchful of future Armenian-Turkish relations. It should begin to formulate a long-term strategy that could marry its own interests toward the two important states of Turkey and Armenia.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Economic Turmoil in the Caucasus
    Thomas de Waal February 27, 2015

    Devaluing its currency, Azerbaijan follows its neighbors into a time of economic struggle.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    The Karabakh Truce Under Threat
    Thomas de Waal February 12, 2015

    A worsening pattern of violence on the Karabakh ceasefire line increases the danger of a war by miscalculation in 2015.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Sources of Israel’s Policy in the Caucasus
    Maxim Suchkov February 5, 2015

    Israel’s interests in the Caucasus have three principal dimensions: strategically, as a means of encircling Iran; in the mid-term, as a zone of energy supplies; and in a short-term, as a market for selling high tech arms and ammunition.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Prospects for Turkey’s New “Armenia Opening” and Russia’s Concerns
    Pavel Shlykov January 29, 2015

    Recently the normalization of Turkish-Armenian relations has drawn the attention of both Turkish and world media. However, current activities around the “Armenian question” failed to create solid ground for real compromise between the two states.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Armenia: Aftermath of a Massacre
    Thomas de Waal January 28, 2015

    The political fallout of the horrible murders in Gyumri will not result in a strategic re-orientation by Armenia away from Russia. However, it will undermine public support for Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan and his government.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    A Chechen Dragon Splits Moscow
    Thomas de Waal March 25, 2015

    The Chechen connection to the Nemtsov’s murder has split the ruling elite. Putin’s problem is that Kadyrov has completely cleared Chechnya of all rivals, either Chechen or Russian—having fed and groomed his “dragon,” he has no Plan B in Chechnya.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Will the Chechen Connection Lead to Ramzan Kadyrov?

    Putin and Kadyrov resemble Siamese twins, whose separation will result in complication for both of them, and thus for the country at large. Neither one of them stood to benefit from Boris Nemtsov’s death.

     
  • Article
    Nemtsov’s Murder: The Islamic Connection

    The perpetrators of violence have staked their claim to power, or at least a more active role in formulating the regime’s identity and methods. If we are to assume that the president is not directly linked to Nemtsov’s murder, it seems that someone else wants to push Putin in a more decisive and punitive direction.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    The Chechen Connection?

    It is impossible to imagine Ramzan Kadyrov calling his subordinates and directly instructing them to commit the murder of Boris Nemtsov. However, the xenophobia and fear of the West characteristic of some segments of Russia’s Muslim community, including Muslims in the North Caucasus, creates a favorable climate for such acts.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Armenia, Turkey Clashing Over April 24
    Thomas de Waal March 11, 2015

    The Turkish government’s decision to hold a ceremony to commemorate the Gallipoli battles on April 24, in competition with the Armenian commemorations in Yerevan, looks like a political mistake.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    A Warning for Moscow: The Armenian-Turkish Protocols
    Maxim Suchkov March 5, 2015

    Russia should be watchful of future Armenian-Turkish relations. It should begin to formulate a long-term strategy that could marry its own interests toward the two important states of Turkey and Armenia.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Expanding Its Reach: ISIS and the Caucasus
    Alexey Malashenko March 3, 2015 Mark News Русский

    Many North Caucasus natives have joined the Islamic State, and some are returning home. If the socioeconomic and political situation in the region deteriorates and popular discontent increases, this may lead former Islamic State fighters to join the armed struggle.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Economic Turmoil in the Caucasus
    Thomas de Waal February 27, 2015

    Devaluing its currency, Azerbaijan follows its neighbors into a time of economic struggle.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    The Karabakh Truce Under Threat
    Thomas de Waal February 12, 2015

    A worsening pattern of violence on the Karabakh ceasefire line increases the danger of a war by miscalculation in 2015.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Sources of Israel’s Policy in the Caucasus
    Maxim Suchkov February 5, 2015

    Israel’s interests in the Caucasus have three principal dimensions: strategically, as a means of encircling Iran; in the mid-term, as a zone of energy supplies; and in a short-term, as a market for selling high tech arms and ammunition.

     

Carnegie Experts on War and Peace in the Caucasus

  • Alexander Baunov
    Senior Associate
    Editor in Chief of Carnegie.ru
    Moscow Center

    Baunov is a senior associate at the Carnegie Moscow Center and editor in chief of Carnegie.ru.

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  • Alexey Malashenko
    Scholar in Residence
    Religion, Society, and Security Program
    Moscow Center

    Malashenko is the chair of the Carnegie Moscow Center’s Religion, Society, and Security Program. He also taught at the Higher School of Economics from 2007 to 2008 and was a professor at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations from 2000 to 2006.

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  • Dmitri Trenin
    Director
    Moscow Center

    Trenin, director of the Carnegie Moscow Center, has been with the center since its inception. He also chairs the research council and the Foreign and Security Policy Program.

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