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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
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01/22 Relatives of Alikhan Tochiev, killed in Nalchik, report he was kidnapped before special operation 01/22 10 killed in Charlie Hebdo protests 01/21 Sandcrawler PSA: The Group Who Wants to Retire the A-10 The Mostest 01/21 10 die in Charlie Hebdo protests 01/20 German police launch sting operation on terror suspects 01/20 EU call for anti-terror alliance 01/20 EU ministers call for alliance with Muslim countries to fight terrorism 01/19 Leaders Hail Muslim Prophet, Assail West At Huge Chechnya Rally 01/19 Week in the Caucasus: review of main events of January 12-18 01/19 Thousands gather to protest caricatures in Russia's Caucasus 01/19 Russia's Ingushetia Joins Protests Against Prophet Mohammed Cartoons 01/17 One hundred conscripts from Chechnya start their service in Russia's Interior Troops 01/17 Chechen leader targets families as insurgents swear loyalty to leader of Islamic State 01/17 Massive Police Raid Nets Two Suspected Islamist Militants in Berlin 01/16 Two Arrested In Berlin On Suspicion Of Supporting Terrorism 01/16 Two arrested as German police raid Islamists in Berlin 01/16 Will the Islamic State Overplay Its Hand in the North Caucasus? 01/15 How Russia Fights its Information War 01/14 Georgia to imprison citizens for illegal fighting abroad 01/14 Russian Duma To Consider Criminal Accountability For Militant Families 01/13 Austrian police detain 2 teenage girls allegedly looking to take Islamic militant husbands 01/11 Foreign passport to Diana Ramazova was not issued in Chechnya, said MIA source 01/09 After Khodorkovsky's reaction to terror attack in Paris, Kadyrov declares former Yukos boss his personal enemy 01/08 Coming Soon: The Russian Foreign Legion 01/06 Experts treat situation in Northern Caucasus as dangerous and predict escalation of conflict 01/06 Jury Selection Begins for Boston Marathon Bombing Trial 01/05 Chechen Leader Kadyrov Doesn't Consider IS A Threat To Russia 01/05 Week in the Caucasus: review of main events of December 29, 2014, to January 4, 2015 01/05 Jury selection starts in Boston Marathon bombing trial 01/05 Boston Marathon bombing trial set to begin monday 01/05 Defenders of Johar Tsarnaev fail to conclude plea agreement with prosecutors in case of Boston terror act 01/05 Boston Marathon Bombing Trial Set to Begin Monday 01/04 On December 29-January 4, at least 6 persons fell victim to armed conflict in Northern Caucasus 01/04 Kadyrov Says IS Militants Pose Little Threat To Caucasus 01/04 Maikop residents paid tribute to victims of local conflicts 01/03 Veteran Chechen IS Militant Reported Killed In Kobani 01/02 Four power agents wounded in special operation in Naur District of Chechnya 01/02 Chechen Commanders Tasked With Tracking Specific Suspects 01/02 Notorious Bandit Group Leader Killed in Chechnya: Republic's Head 01/01 Chronology of news events in 2014 12/31 Russia Sees 15 Years Since Yeltsin's Handover of Power to Putin 12/31 Militants killed in Ingushetia had been preparing terror act, said Security Council 12/30 Two militants, gang leader killed in Ingushetia 12/29