Setting the North Caucasus Ablaze is Easy; Putting Out the Flames is Hard

Monday, September 24, 2018

Setting the North Caucasus Ablaze is Easy; Putting Out the Flames is Hard

Paul Goble

            Staunton, September 23 – Because of its earlier bitter experience, Moscow’s policy in the North Caucasus over the last decade has been to use subsidies and force to make sure that ethnic and religious conflicts do not break out in the region since setting the North Caucasus ablaze is easy – there is a lot of “dry tinder” around – but putting out the conflagration is hard.

            That makes some of Moscow’s recent actions, including both intentional moves and failures, surprising and has led some to ask this week “why did the powers that be allow the outburst of the Kabardino-Balkar conflict?” (onkavkaz.com/news/2403-v-kbr-promorgali-konflikt-pochemu-vlasti-dopustili-vspyshku-kabardino-balkarskogo-protivostojan.html). Read more

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Ever More Russians Say Stalin was Right to Deport North Caucasians

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Ever More Russians Say Stalin was Right to Deport North Caucasians

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Moscow Unwittingly Promoting Broader Anti-Russian Identities in the North Caucasus

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Moscow Unwittingly Promoting Broader Anti-Russian Identities in the North Caucasus

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Another ‘Forgotten’ Russian War Where Violence is on the Rise – the North Caucasus

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Another ‘Forgotten’ Russian War Where Violence is on the Rise – the North Caucasus

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Iraq’s Caucasus national minorities demand formal recognition

 14, December, 2016

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Russian Pressure Leading More North Caucasians to Fear War and Think about Independence, Shmulyevich Says

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Russian Pressure Leading More North Caucasians to Fear War and Think about Independence, Shmulyevich Says

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The 1944 Chechen Deportation Commemoration

The 1944 Chechen Deportation Commemoration

By: Adel Bashqawi

21, February, 2016 Read more

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