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Lingering insurgency in Chechnya, Ingushetia, and Dagestan

Summary

Russian troops established control of Chechnya in large-scale fighting in 2000; from 2000 to 2009 an insurgency was active. The insurgency continues at a small scale.
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Stats:

Fund for Peace (FfP) Failed States Index: 79.7 Warning (worst is 120)
HIIK Conflict Barometer 2008: 4
WFP Hunger Map: 2 % undernourished (overall for Russia)
Economist Intelligence Unit Sovereign Ratings: Rating BBB
International Crisis Group Crisis Watch: Unchanged
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eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Entrepreneur's house in Makhachkala shelled from grenade launcher 09/20
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Russian MoD intends to recruit 500 soldiers from Chechnya 09/18
jamestown.org Under Two Flags: Chechen Fighters in Eastern Ukraine 09/18
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru US Prosecutor's Office demands Tsarnaev's presence at trial 09/18
stripes.com Ukraine cease-fire in peril; Merkel urges Putin to respect it 09/16
stripes.com 3 killed, 5 wounded in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine 09/16
english.people.com.cn China Voice: Growing terror threats require enhanced SCO cooperation 09/14
stripes.com As leaders talk peace, some Ukrainians contemplate guerrilla war 09/13
globalvoicesonline.org North Caucasians’ Sad, Paradoxical Fight in Eastern Ukraine 09/12
jamestown.org The North Caucasus Insurgency: One Year Without Doku Umarov 09/12
reuters.com Special Report: Moscow stifles dissent as soldiers return in coffins 09/12
globalsecurity.org Kerry to VOA: IS Represents Threat to Russia 09/12
nzherald.co.nz Leaders talk peace, some Ukrainians contemplate guerrilla war 09/12
rferl.org One Year After Leader’s Death, North Caucasus Insurgency Soldiers On 09/07
jamestown.org Dagestan Remains the Epicenter of the North Caucasus Insurgency 09/05
rferl.org Sex, Torture, And Chechnya: New Depardieu Movie Hits Russian Theaters 09/05
jamestown.org Recruits From Chechnya and Central Asia Bolster Ranks of Islamic State 09/04
rferl.org Police Seek Militants In Russia's Daghestan After Five Bodies Found 09/03
rferl.org IS Militants Reportedly Threaten War In Russia's Caucasus 09/03
vanguardngr.com IS militants vow to ‘de-throne’ Putin over Syria support 09/03
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Mother of soldier of motorized rifle division deployed in Chechnya reports death of her son and his colleagues near Donetsk 09/03
timeslive.co.za We are coming for you Putin: IS militants 09/03
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru "Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant" disseminates video with threat to expand combat operations to Caucasus 09/02
rferl.org Thousands Gather 10 Years After Beslan School Attack In Russia 09/01
sky.com Captured IS Suicide Bomber Talks To Sky News 09/01
news.com.au Inside the mind of a suicide bomber 09/01
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru NAC: militants' summer camps found in vicinity of two Ingush villages 09/01
rt.com 3 days in hell: Russia mourns Beslan school siege victims 10 years on 08/31
telegraph.co.uk We must confront the enemy in our midst 08/21
turkishweekly.net Ethnic conflict in China’s Xinjiang: Reasons behind it and proposals for solution 08/20
realclearworld.com Why a China-South Korea Alliance Won't Happen 08/20
aljazeera.com Islamic State 'has 50,000 fighters in Syria' 08/19
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Chechen Prosecutor's Office demands to reopen investigation into kidnapping of MIA's employee in 2004 08/16
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Rights defenders call on Ingush authorities not to duplicate public organizations by creating Committee of Soldiers' Fathers 08/14
ndtv.com Igor Strelkov: Mysterious Russian Who Led Ukraine Rebels Quits 08/14
realclearworld.com Can China Legitimate Its Would-Be Hegemony? 08/14
realclearworld.com In China, Climate Change Is Already Here 08/13
israelnationalnews.com Is this william a Good Schabas or a bad schabas? 08/13
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru In Ingushetia, investigators combine cases on shelling of soldiers and on local resident's murder 08/11
jamestown.org Rebels in Chechnya Regroup in Rare Meeting of Field Commanders 08/08
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Today is fifteen years after attack of Basaev and Khattab militants on Dagestan 08/07
strategypage.com COUNTER-TERRORISM: Morocco Had A Plan And It Worked 08/05
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru During week of July 28-August 3, 2014, 9 persons fell victim to armed conflict in Northern Caucasus 08/04
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Father of sentenced KChR resident complains about falsifications in his son's case 08/03
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Bamut villager detained on suspicion of aiding militants in Chechnya 08/02
jamestown.org Ingushetia’s Yevkurov Appears to Back Blood Revenge Against Militants’ Relatives 07/31
israelnationalnews.com Gaza - this is who we are. 07/30
csmonitor.com Countering a digital jihad 07/28
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Local executed by unidentified persons in Nazran District of Ingushetia 07/28
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru During week of July 21-27, 2014, 6 persons fell victim to armed conflict in Northern Caucasus 07/28
hosted.ap.org Obama, senior EU officials barred from Chechnya 07/26
rediff.com Is Lashkar training ISIS militants? 07/26
allafrica.com Rescue of Chibok Girls - We Are Trying to Avoid the Chechnya Experience, Says Presidency 07/25
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Heads of Chechnya and Krasnodar Territory are on EU's sanctions list 07/25
jamestown.org The Kremlin ‘Specialist for Creating New Independent States’ Moves to Eastern Ukraine 07/21
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Ukrainian authorities announce capturing 23 Russians, including natives of Chechnya, near Lugansk 07/21
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru North-Caucasian militants released video evidence of Umarov's death 07/21
panorama.am Chechnya’s head publishes proofs terrorist Doku Umarov is dead 07/19
csmonitor.com Tsarnaev friend trial: Deliberations continue for man accused of helping terror suspect 07/17
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Ingush authorities decide to bury unidentified militants' bodies 07/17
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru In Chechnya, two locals suspected of aiding armed underground 07/15
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Today is five years after death of Natalia Estemirova 07/15
rferl.org Activists Commemorate Slain Rights Defender Estemirova 07/15
csmonitor.com Testimony ends in Boston Marathon bombing suspect friend's trial 07/14
allafrica.com Nigeria: How Not to Tackle Terrorism in Nigeria 07/13
euronews.com Kremlin critic and political activist Valeria Novodvorskaya dies aged 64 07/12
csmonitor.com FBI agent: Tsarnaev spoke of martyrdom and bomb-making with friends 07/11
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru In Chechnya, people expel family members of suspected policeman's killer from their village, district administration asserts 07/10
worldpoliticsreview.com Growing Threat of European Fighters in Syria Highlights Need for EU Cooperation 07/09
telegraph.co.uk Gerard Depardieu to open three restaurants in his adopted Russia 07/04
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Supposed killer of policeman identified in Chechnya, MIA reports 07/04
en.ria.ru ANALYSIS: Chechen Fighters Joining Iraqi Jihad is Western Plot 07/04
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Evkurov updates to "Caucasian Knot" information of "Kommersant" on militants' adaptation 07/02
rferl.org Car Belonging To Ingush Mufti Attacked In Moscow 06/30
voanews.com Russian Social Media Fortify Rebellion in Eastern Ukraine 06/30
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Rights defenders: Chechen practice of rewarding for help in solving crimes is fraught with bad consequences 06/26
jamestown.org FSB Veterans Unhappy about New Special Forces Training Center in Chechnya 06/26
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Two suspected militants killed in Chechnya 06/23
jamestown.org Virtually All Abductions in North Caucasus Carried out by Authorities 06/19
csmonitor.com Tsarnaev judge jettisons 'betrayal' of US as grounds for death penalty (+video) 06/18
nzherald.co.nz US urge 25-year term in Connecticut terror case 06/18
dw.de Who are the masked mercenaries in Ukraine? 06/05
voanews.com Ukraine Rebels Killed Near Donetsk Airport 05/31
aljazeera.com Ukraine leader promises to punish separatists 05/30
timeslive.co.za Rebels down Ukraine chopper 05/30
rferl.org Pro-Russian Troops Reportedly Evict Other Rebels From Donetsk HQ 05/30
ndtv.com Ukraine Forces 'Completely Clear' Part of Separatist East from Rebels 05/30
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Ramzan Kadyrov: four natives of Chechnya wounded in Ukraine 05/30
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Chechen combatants killed in Ukraine are buried in private, locals report 05/30
turkishweekly.net Chechen leader denies sending fighters to Ukraine 05/29
nzherald.co.nz Ukraine rebels down army helicopter killing 12 troops 05/29
telegraph.co.uk 14 Ukrainian troops killed after rebels shoot down helicopter 05/29
stripes.com US: Russia pulling most of its forces away from Ukraine border 05/29
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Residents of Chechnya: dozens of bodies of locals killed in battles in Ukraine brought home 05/29
nzherald.co.nz Chechen leader says he sent no troops to Ukraine 05/28
voanews.com Analyst: Chechen Fighters Sent to Ukraine On Russian Orders 05/28
dw.de Chechen leader denies sending troops to Ukraine 05/28
stripes.com Ukraine sees Russia as source of insurgent threat 05/28
voanews.com Chechen Leader Denies Sending Fighters to Ukraine 05/28
npr.org Ukraine Promises To Crush Insurgency; Chechnya Denies Sending Troops 05/28