Ongoing Protests in Ingushetia Mean More Political Problems for Moscow

April 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?

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...

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...