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Russia - Caucasus

Lingering insurgency in Chechnya, Ingushetia, and Dagestan


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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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
News up to: Russia as saviour of the world? 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Caucasus special op 08/02 Young women 'catfished' ISIS out of $3,300. Will they be punished? 07/30 Chechen women posed as ‘jihadi brides’ to scam IS recruiters out of thousands of pounds 07/30 Chechnya Leader Kadyrov Believes ISIL Considers Him 'Enemy Number One' 07/30 Residents of Chechnya report shootout in republic's east 07/29 Britain: MH17 was lead to catastrophe by Americans 07/29 In Tunisia, many young people heed the call of 'IS' and al Qaeda 07/26 ICRF finds action of Stavropol power agents in Chechnya legitimate 07/23 Russia: Five militants killed in North Caucasus 07/23 Islamic State Group's Growing North Caucasus Contingent Not Just 'Chechens' 07/23 Southern Russia Mobilizes Against Islamic State 07/23 Six Killed In Caucasus Counterterror Op 07/23 Minibus Crash Kills At Least Seven In Chechnya 07/22 'Black Wednesday' on Russian roads: 32 killed 07/22 Donbass and Chechnya: Incomparable comparison 07/17 Parishioners demand to recognize articles about conflict in mosque of Nasyr-Kort as extremist 07/17 Africa: The Impact of the Nuclear Deal With Iran Has Obama Finally Earned His Nobel Peace Prize? 07/17 ISIS movement in Russia raises US concern 07/14 Week in the Caucasus: review of main events of July 6-12 07/13 Residents of Chechnya report detention of relative by law enforcers 07/11 Ingush Prosecutor's Office sends application of Alievs' relative for check to MIA 07/10 Ali Taziev sentenced to second life term 07/09 Man killed by explosion in Vladikavkaz 07/08 Kenya: Why We Are Not Winning the War Against Terror 07/03 Kadyrov Plays Down Threat of Islamic State in Chechnya 07/02 Russian Counter-Terrorism Operations Return to Ingushetia 07/01 Islamic State may threaten Russia's Caucasus 06/29 Russia's SC reduces prison term of figurant in Politkovskaya's murder case 06/26 EJ's editor-in-chief Ryklin tells investigators about Kadyrov's threats to Nemtsov 06/26 Law enforcers report killing two militants in Grozny 06/26 Two North Caucasus Rebel Leaders Face Off in Islamic State–Caucasus Emirate Dispute 06/26 Chechnya: The reality behind appearances 06/25 Georgia Arrests Pankisi Gorge Residents Who Allegedly Recruited for Islamic State 06/25 Video clip about Caucasian militants' oath to al Baghdadi is aimed at young people 06/25 "Islamic State" receives pledges of allegiance from North-Caucasian militants 06/24 Dzhokhar Tsarnaev apologizses to victims and survivors of Boston Marathon bombing before getting death sentence 06/24 Russia's Caucasus Islamists 'Pledge Allegiance' To IS 06/24 All North-Caucasian militants swear to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, IS announces 06/23 Ethiopia election: No seat in parliament for opposition 06/23 Russian official: Over 1,000 Russians fight with Islamic State 06/22