Chechnya - Russia's 'War on Terror'

Chechnya - Russia's 'War on Terror'

by John Russell
     
 

The Russo-Chechen conflict has been the bloodiest war in Europe since the Second World War. It continues to drag on, despite the fact that it hits the headlines only when there is some 'terrorist spectacular'.

Providing a comprehensive overview of the war and the issues connected with it, the author examines the origins of the conflict historically and traces

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Overview

The Russo-Chechen conflict has been the bloodiest war in Europe since the Second World War. It continues to drag on, despite the fact that it hits the headlines only when there is some 'terrorist spectacular'.

Providing a comprehensive overview of the war and the issues connected with it, the author examines the origins of the conflict historically and traces how both sides were dragged inexorably into war in the early 1990s. The book discusses the two wars (1994-96 and 1999 to date), the intervening truce and shows how a downward spiral of violence has led to a mutually-damaging impasse from which neither side has been able to remove itself. It applies theories of conflict, especially theories of terrorism and counter-terrorism and concludes by proposing some alternative resolutions that might lead to a just and lasting peace in the region.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415380645
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/15/2007
Series:
BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies Series
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

A Tragic History: Unresolved conflicts in the Russo-Chechen relationship

Demonisation in the Russo-Chechen confrontation

Yeltin's Restoration of Constitutional Order and Putin's Counter-terrorist Operation

Russia's 'Unjust War'

9/11, Chechnya and the War on Terror

Counter-terrorist strategies in Chechnya

International Dimensions

Conclusions

Bibliography

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