Ongoing Protests in Ingushetia Mean More Political Problems for Moscow

Apr 05, 2019

Ingush leader Yunus-bek Yevkurov has lost his political legitimacy, and all he can do now is consolidate control until the Kremlin appoints a successor. In the autumn of 2018, Chechnya and Ingushetia signed a controversial land deal that established a new border between the two republics. The...

Is Chechnya Redrawing the Map of the North Caucasus?

Dec 11, 2018

Moscow begrudgingly permits regional power play in exchange for North Caucasian security, but at what point will it clash with its internal security framework? Two months of contentious ethno-politics between Chechnya and Ingushetia, which prompted extended public demonstrations in the Ingush...

Kadyrov’s Power Is on Display in Chechnya’s Border Dispute with Ingushetia

Nov 08, 2018

Moscow’s wait-and-see tactics in the North Caucasus have shifted the trajectory of regional politics in favor of the most powerful. There is an ongoing political impasse between the Russian federal republics of Chechnya and Ingushetia. Dissatisfaction among the Ingush over hasty land-swap...

A Border Dispute Threatens the Delicate Balance in the North Caucasus

Oct 08, 2018

Chechen interference in Ingushetia’s domestic affairs has steadily increased in recent years. Numerous ongoing security issues resulted from the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Territorial integrity is the most dynamic challenge that continues to thwart uncomplicated resolutions. While Russia...

Gay in Chechnya: Worse Than War

Apr 18, 2017

Detention, torture and murder of gay men in Chechnya continue the litany of human rights abuses in the country. “Imagine knowing that you’ve ruined not only your own life but the life of your entire family,” Akhmed tells The Guardian. “I’ve always just wanted to make my mother happy...