EURASIA LIFT

Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

Audio: The North Caucasus: Russia’s Volatile Frontier

Posted by Info on 06/04/2011

AUDIO 1 hour 36 minutes HERE
Presenters:
Sergey Markedonov, Visiting Fellow,CSIS
Andrew Kuchins, Director and Senior Fellow, CSIS
with commentary by:
Thomas de Waal, Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment

Charles King, Professor of Government, Georgetown University
The continued violence and unrest in the North Caucasus has created a major area of instability for the Russian Federation. While Chechnya is currently relatively more stable under the brutal dictatorship of Ramzan Kadyrov, the neighboring republics of Ingushetia, Dagestan, and Kabardino-Balkaria have experienced significant increases in the frequency of violence.

This roundtable discussion examines factors, including the socio-economic trends in the region; the role of Islam and rise of radicalism throughout the Caucasus; nationalism; and growing ethnic tensions in the regions.

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