Making and Escalating the Ukrainian Civil War, West and East

October 07, 2014

Without a positive and constructive effort from the West, Russia and Ukraine might not be able to resolve the current conflict. Brussels, Moscow and Kiev recently announced they would delay implementation of the European Union-Ukrainian agreement for a year and begin talks to resolve trade...

The Subversive Sochi Winter Olympics 2014

August 07, 2013

Political turmoil in the North Caucasus threatens to mar the Sochi Winter Olympics. On July 3, the leader of the Chechen terrorist group "Emirate Caucasus," Doku Umarov, released a video where he urged his supporters to disrupt the 2014 Olympic games in Sochi. In his video, he calls the games a...

Russia’s Separatist Movements

July 12, 2013

It is time Russia found a solution to secessionist movements like Chechnya. Background  Nestling between the Black and Caspian seas, the North Caucasus is home to a number of separatist movements, many of whom have grown into violent struggles over the past few decades and are now...