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The insurgency in Chechnya and the North Caucasus [electronic resource] : from gazavat to jihad / Robert W. Schaefer.

By: Schaefer, Robert W.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger Security International, c2010Description: 1 online resource (x, 303 p.) : ill., maps.ISBN: 9780313386350 (ebk.); 0313386358 (ebk.).Subject(s): Insurgency -- Russia (Federation) -- Chechn�i�a | Insurgency -- Russia (Federation) -- Caucasus, Northern | Counterinsurgency -- Russia (Federation) -- Chechn�i�a | Counterinsurgency -- Russia (Federation) -- Caucasus, Northern | Counterinsurgency -- Russia (Federation) | Chechn�i�a (Russia) -- History, Military | Caucasus, Northern (Russia) -- History, Military | Chechn�i�a (Russia) -- Politics and government | Caucasus, Northern (Russia) -- Politics and government | Russia (Federation) -- Politics and government -- 1991- | 1991- | Caucasus, Northern (Russia) | Caucasus, Northern | Chechni?a (Russia) | Chechni?a | Counterinsurgency | History, Military | Insurgency | Politics and government | Russia (Federation) | History | HISTORYGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: No titleDDC classification: 947.086 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Insurgency -- Terrorism -- Histories, narratives, and legends -- Revolutions, total wars, and final solutions -- The Chechen Republic of Ichkeria -- From gazavat to jihad, the role of Islamic fundamentalism in the Chechen insurgency -- The empire strikes back -- The Russian counterinsurgency campaign, 1999-2005 -- The rise of the Caucasus Emirate : 2005 to the present -- Conclusions, the future.
Summary: The unique geopolitical characteristics of the North Caucasus has made it a site of conflict for thousands of years. It was, in many ways, the testing and training grounds for today's conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Understanding this volatile region is especially important now in light of President Obama's effort to "reset" the relationship between Russia and the United States.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [283]-293) and index.

Insurgency -- Terrorism -- Histories, narratives, and legends -- Revolutions, total wars, and final solutions -- The Chechen Republic of Ichkeria -- From gazavat to jihad, the role of Islamic fundamentalism in the Chechen insurgency -- The empire strikes back -- The Russian counterinsurgency campaign, 1999-2005 -- The rise of the Caucasus Emirate : 2005 to the present -- Conclusions, the future.

The unique geopolitical characteristics of the North Caucasus has made it a site of conflict for thousands of years. It was, in many ways, the testing and training grounds for today's conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Understanding this volatile region is especially important now in light of President Obama's effort to "reset" the relationship between Russia and the United States.

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