Tag Archives: Foreign relations of Russia

A Chechen fighter runs past a burnt Russian armoured personnel vehicle (BMP-2) during the battle for Grozny during the first Chechen war in 1995. Photo courtesy of Mikhail Evstafiev.

From Nationalism to Islamism: Separatism in Post-Soviet Chechnya (Part Two)

This is Part Two of a three-part series on the evolution of separatism in Chechnya in the post-Soviet era. You can find Part One here. Thank you for reading. Eric Jones Foreign Intrigue   The First Chechen War (1994-1996): Nationalism Erupts into War for Independence The first war between Chechnya and the Russian Federation was […]

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Geopolitcs of South Russia, according with the CIA facts books, (without arrows and red star) courtesy of Spiridon Ion Cepleanu and Wikimedia Commons.

Russia and Frozen Conflicts: Security and Strategy (Part Three)

Below is Part Three of this series on Russian security strategy in support of separatists in the conflict zones of Eastern Europe and the Caucasus. In Part One, I introduced the overarching purpose of the series, an explanatory analysis of Russian support for separatism in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus.  In Part Two, I examined the first of two […]

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Featured photo courtesy of NASA (2002).

Russia and Frozen Conflicts: Security and Strategy (Part Two)

In Part One of this three-part series, I introduced the issue of Russian support for separatism in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus as a strategy to combat perceived encirclement by Western-dominated European organizations, notably the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. In Part Two, I examine one of two variables that will demonstrates […]

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