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War on the Edge of Europe: the Chechen conflict in a new light?

Krieg am Rande Europas: der Tschetschenienkonflikt in neuem Licht?

Halbach, Uwe

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Corporate Editor Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik -SWP- Deutsches Institut für Internationale Politik und Sicherheit
Abstract The Moscow hostage drama has brought the war in Chechnya back into public discussion. Spectacular kidnappings with large numbers of casualties were a feature of the escalation of violence in the North Caucasus in the past. But never did the outpouring of violence from the war in Chechnya strike Russia and the rest of the world as directly as it did this time. The Russian Government’s official position on the act of terrorism in Moscow, and its alleged link with international terrorism, is an occasion to re-examine some aspects of the long war in the North Caucasus region. (author's abstract)
Keywords terrorism; fight against terrorism; separatism; Taliban; Russia; domestic policy; political conflict; warfare; hostage-taking; political violence; Islam; geopolitics; negotiation; conflict management; radicalism
Classification Peace and Conflict Research, International Conflicts, Security Policy
Free Keywords Cecnja (Respublika); politisch motivierte Gewaltanwendung; Militanter Islam; Wahhabismus; Heiliger Krieg (Islam); Basaev, Samil; Gelaev, Ruslan; Maschadov, Aslan
Document language English
Publication Year 2002
City Berlin
Page/Pages 8 p.
Series SWP Comments, 04/2002
Status Published Version; reviewed
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications