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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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aina.org Captured IS Suicide Bomber Reveals Threat 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
bbc.co.uk Chechnya 'has no troops in Ukraine' 05/28
foxnews.com Chechnya's leader denies sending his men to fight alongside pro-Russia rebels in Ukraine 05/28
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru In Dagestan, explosion occurs near house of head of regional power supply organization 05/28
jamestown.org Was Russian Commander in Eastern Ukraine Involved in Crimes Against Civilians in Chechnya? 05/28
vancouversun.com Chechen troops suspected of helping pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine 05/28
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Ingush leader promises to punish relatives of militants who refuse to surrender 05/28
en.ria.ru Politkovskaya Murder Case Prosecutor Urges Life Sentence for Killer 05/27
reuters.com Russia seeks life sentences for men convicted of killing Anna Politkovskaya 05/27
northosetia.eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Alikhan Kuzgov: Sagopshi villagers ignore authorities' call to confess of their help to militants 05/27
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Week in the Caucasus: review of main events of May 19-25 05/26
stripes.com Doubts cast on China's counter-terrorism abilities 05/26
english.pravda.ru Ukraine holds presidential vote amid ongoing punitive operation 05/25
rferl.org Five Killed In Operation In Ingushetia 05/24
reuters.com Seven militants die in battle with Russian forces in North Caucasus 05/24
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Bokov: "Emir of Ingushetia" Getagazhev identified among casualties of special operation 05/24
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Bokov: casualties of special operation in Ingushetia prepared terror acts for Republic Day 05/24
reuters.com Seven militants killed by Russian forces in North Caucasus 05/24
rt.com Russian security forces eliminate southern republic’s militant leader 05/24
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Ingushetia: PSA agent killed in shootout with locals 05/23
sky.com Politkovskaya Murder: Five Men Convicted 05/21
voanews.com Chechnya Film Booed, Cheered at Cannes, Godard Back at 83 05/21
csmonitor.com Anna Politkovskaya: Moscow jury convicts five for her murder 05/21
npr.org Five Convicted In 2006 Killing Of Famed Russian Journalist 05/21
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Politkovskaya's children demand to collect 5 million roubles from defendants 05/21
npr.org The Secret Players In The Russia-Ukraine Game 05/20
foxnews.com Moscow court convicts 5 in murder of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya 05/20