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Russia - Caucasus

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
News up to:
aina.org Russia 'Kills 8 ISIS Militants' in Caucasus Raid 08/04
nzherald.co.nz Chechnya opens its first beach for women 08/04
dnaindia.com Russia says security forces kill 14 Islamist militants 08/03
globalsecurity.org Russia forces kill 6 more militants in North Caucasus 08/03
tribune.com.pk Russian security forces ‘kill 14 Islamic State militants’ 08/03
stripes.com Russian forces kill 6 suspected militants in North Caucasus 08/03
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Law enforcers search for militants on Chechen-Ingush border 08/03
rferl.org Six Militants Killed In Russia's Kabardino-Balkaria 08/03
foxnews.com Russian security forces kill 8 suspected Islamic State militants in Russia's North Caucasus 08/02
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru NAC states liquidation of eight IS militants in Ingushetia 08/02
stripes.com Chechen women allegedly bilk Islamic State recruiters 08/02
nzherald.co.nz Russian forces kill 8 suspected IS members in North Caucasus 08/02
independent.co.uk Russian authorities say they have killed eight suspected Isis members in North Caucasus 08/02
dw.com Russia 'kills eight "Islamic State" militants' close to Chechnya 08/02
dw.com Russia 'kills eight "Islamic State" militants' close to Chechnya 08/02
stripes.com Russian forces kill 8 suspected Islamic State members in North Caucasus 08/02
rt.com 8 ISIS supporters killed in N. Caucasus special op 08/02
csmonitor.com Young women 'catfished' ISIS out of $3,300. Will they be punished? 07/30
tribune.com.pk Chechen women posed as ‘jihadi brides’ to scam IS recruiters out of thousands of pounds 07/30
sputniknews.com Chechnya Leader Kadyrov Believes ISIL Considers Him 'Enemy Number One' 07/30
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Residents of Chechnya report shootout in republic's east 07/29
english.pravda.ru Britain: MH17 was lead to catastrophe by Americans 07/29
dw.com In Tunisia, many young people heed the call of 'IS' and al Qaeda 07/26
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru ICRF finds action of Stavropol power agents in Chechnya legitimate 07/23
turkishweekly.net Russia: Five militants killed in North Caucasus 07/23
rferl.org Islamic State Group's Growing North Caucasus Contingent Not Just 'Chechens' 07/23
jamestown.org Southern Russia Mobilizes Against Islamic State 07/23
rferl.org Six Killed In Caucasus Counterterror Op 07/23
rferl.org Minibus Crash Kills At Least Seven In Chechnya 07/22
en.people.cn 'Black Wednesday' on Russian roads: 32 killed 07/22
english.pravda.ru Donbass and Chechnya: Incomparable comparison 07/17
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Parishioners demand to recognize articles about conflict in mosque of Nasyr-Kort as extremist 07/17
allafrica.com Africa: The Impact of the Nuclear Deal With Iran Has Obama Finally Earned His Nobel Peace Prize? 07/17
foxnews.com ISIS movement in Russia raises US concern 07/14
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Week in the Caucasus: review of main events of July 6-12 07/13
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Residents of Chechnya report detention of relative by law enforcers 07/11
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Ingush Prosecutor's Office sends application of Alievs' relative for check to MIA 07/10
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Ali Taziev sentenced to second life term 07/09
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Man killed by explosion in Vladikavkaz 07/08
allafrica.com Kenya: Why We Are Not Winning the War Against Terror 07/03
jamestown.org Kadyrov Plays Down Threat of Islamic State in Chechnya 07/02
jamestown.org Russian Counter-Terrorism Operations Return to Ingushetia 07/01
bbc.co.uk Islamic State may threaten Russia's Caucasus 06/29
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Russia's SC reduces prison term of figurant in Politkovskaya's murder case 06/26
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru EJ's editor-in-chief Ryklin tells investigators about Kadyrov's threats to Nemtsov 06/26
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Law enforcers report killing two militants in Grozny 06/26
jamestown.org Two North Caucasus Rebel Leaders Face Off in Islamic State–Caucasus Emirate Dispute 06/26
aljazeera.com Chechnya: The reality behind appearances 06/25
jamestown.org Georgia Arrests Pankisi Gorge Residents Who Allegedly Recruited for Islamic State 06/25
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Video clip about Caucasian militants' oath to al Baghdadi is aimed at young people 06/25
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru "Islamic State" receives pledges of allegiance from North-Caucasian militants 06/24
independent.co.uk Dzhokhar Tsarnaev apologizses to victims and survivors of Boston Marathon bombing before getting death sentence 06/24
rferl.org Russia's Caucasus Islamists 'Pledge Allegiance' To IS 06/24
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru All North-Caucasian militants swear to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, IS announces 06/23
aljazeera.com Ethiopia election: No seat in parliament for opposition 06/23
stripes.com Russian official: Over 1,000 Russians fight with Islamic State 06/22
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Sochi Mayoralty refuses to perpetuate Boris Nemtsov's memory 06/20
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Chechnya receives large archive from France on Civil War history in Caucasus 06/20
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Large cache with weapons and ammunition liquidated in Chechnya 06/19
jamestown.org Is Russia’s Government Planning to Take on Chechnya’s Strongman? 06/17
aljazeera.com Chechnya: War Without Trace 06/17
globalsecurity.org Over 400 people left Chechnya to join ISIL in Syria: Russia 06/16
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru On eve of anniversary of terror act in Budyonnovsk, charges filed against two natives of Chechnya 06/10
rferl.org Russian Paper Appeals To Kremlin Over Chechnya 'Death Threat' 06/10
voanews.com Nemtsov's Daughter Blames Russian State Media in His Death 06/09
bbc.co.uk Nemtsov daughter attacks Russia media 06/09
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Films about Chechnya and Kalmykia presented in "Kinotavr" film contest 06/09
rferl.org Belgium Detains Ethnic Chechens Suspected Of Fighting For IS 06/08
rferl.org 'IS, We're Waiting For You In Chechnya' 06/08
foxnews.com Russia says militant adhering to ISIS killed in Dagestan 06/06
nzherald.co.nz Swiss diplomat Tagliavini to give up Ukraine OSCE role 06/06
rferl.org Swiss Diplomat Tagliavini To Resign From Ukraine OSCE Role 06/06
foxnews.com Swiss diplomat Heidi Tagliavini to give up role as OSCE representative in Ukraine conflict 06/06
rferl.org Russia: IS Member Killed in Daghestan 06/06
stripes.com Russia: Islamic State adherent killed in Dagestan 06/06
nzherald.co.nz Russia: ISIS adherent killed in Dagestan 06/06
hosted.ap.org Russia: ISIS adherent killed in Dagestan 06/06
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Five residents of Chechnya convicted for killing Bashkir OMON fighters in 2012 06/04
realclearworld.com Are Chechens Gearing Up to Fight Russia Again? 06/04
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Two suspected militants helpers detained in Chechnya 06/03
foxnews.com Human rights activists' office in Chechnya attacked by masked men 06/03
nzherald.co.nz Office of rights activists in Chechnya attacked by mob 06/03
voanews.com Chechnya Rights Activists' Office Attacked by Mob 06/03
csmonitor.com Boston Marathon bomber's friend sentenced to 6 years 06/02
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Taziev's trial arouses no public interest 06/02
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Two suspected militants' helpers detained in Chechnya 05/28
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Resident of Chechnya sentenced to 5 years of imprisonment for taking part in war in Syria 05/28
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Dagestan resident accused of aiding militants 05/26
globalsecurity.org Defiant And Mercurial, Chechnya's Kadyrov Flexes His Muscles 05/25
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru "Open Russia" posts film about Ramzan Kadyrov on Internet 05/25
rferl.org Defiant And Mercurial, Chechnya's Kadyrov Flexes His Muscles 05/24
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Women of Northern Caucasus mention unemployment and low wages as their main problems 05/18
realclearworld.com Putin Wants U.S. to Arm Ukraine 05/16
jamestown.org Counter-Terrorism Operations Take Place in Dagestan Virtually Non-Stop 05/15
nzherald.co.nz Timeline of events in 2013 Boston Marathon bombing 05/15
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Jury votes for death sentence to Tsarnaev 05/15
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Alibek Delimkhanov, commander of Chechen battalion "Sever", gets promotion 05/14
strategypage.com RUSSIA: Rehabilitating Imperial Ambitions 05/12
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Week in the Caucasus: review of main events of May 4-10 05/11
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Tsarnaev's trial completes questioning defence witnesses 05/11