Is Chechnya Redrawing the Map of the North Caucasus?

December 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

November 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

October 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...