Russia and the North Caucus Insurgency


Matthieu Durand (Editor)

Series: Russian Political, Economic, and Security Issues, Caucasus Region Political, Economic, and Security Issues
BISAC: HIS032000

The United States has had a bitter set of experiences with insurgencies and counterinsurgency operations, but it is by no means alone in having to confront such threats and challenges. Indeed, according to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, the greatest domestic threat to Russia’s security is the ongoing insurgency in the North Caucasus.

This insurgency grew out of Russia’s wars in Chechnya and has gone on for several years, with no end in sight. Yet, it is hardly known in the West and barely covered even by experts. In view of this insurgency’s strategic importance and the fact that the U.S. military can and must learn from other contemporary wars, the Strategic Studies Institute brings attention to the war in this book, to shed more light upon both sides, the Islamist (and nationalist) rebels and Russia, as they wage either an insurgency or counterinsurgency campaign. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Russia’s Homegrown Insurgency: Jihad in the North Caucasus
(Stephen J. Blank, Strategic Studies Institute)

Russian Political, Economic, and Security Issues and U.S. Interests
(Jim Nichol, CRS)


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