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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Georgia cuts diplomatic relations with Syria after it recognises Abkhazia and South Ossetia

Georgia cuts diplomatic relations with Syria after it recognises Abkhazia and South Ossetia

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A Baker’s Double Dozen of Neglected Russian Stories – No. 90

Saturday, July 8, 2017

A Baker’s Double Dozen of Neglected Russian Stories – No. 90

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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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More Protests in North Caucasus Likely Given Collapse in Economy and Political Authority, Expert Says

Thursday, March 23, 2017

More Protests in North Caucasus Likely Given Collapse in Economy and Political Authority, Expert Says

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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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Гвоздь в гроб РФ: ЕСПЧ признал, что заложников в Беслане в 2004 г. убил спецназ, а не террористы

Гвоздь в гроб РФ: ЕСПЧ признал, что заложников в Беслане в 2004 г. убил спецназ, а не террористы

03.07.2015 | 07:39 (Киев) | joinfo.ua

Европейский суд по правам человека в Страсбурге принял решение о правильности почти всех основных пунктов жалобы по Бесланской трагедии. Read more

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