Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

North Caucasus a Fertile Ground for Extremism

Posted by Info on 18/08/2009

Robert Amsterdam: Our findings suggested that the North Caucasus is fertile ground for terrorist recruiters promising to provide for this young, disaffected population. In fact, North Caucasians already serve as a recruitment pool for militias fighting outside of Russia and against the United States in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Socioeconomic deprivation plays in driving people to terrorist causes. The North Caucasus is a hot zone — Russia’s most pressing domestic problem and a burgeoning international concern.

Therefore, getting targeted assistance to the region, including job creation, should be of the highest importance to the White House and as well as European governments.

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