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As Russia sinks deeper into economic crisis, the political games being played in that country have become increasingly alarming and difficult to interpret. The latest is a series of pointed threats against the political opposition, issued by Ramzan Kadyrov, the hardline leader of Chechnya. What is Mr. Kadyrov playing at, what does he hope to gain, and why does the ...
Professor Stefan Hedlund
Bubbling insurgencies are likely to loom in former Soviet states as Russia – struggling with its economic crisis - becomes less able to fund their regimes. President Vladimir Putin will have to take a hard look at the Kremlin’s commitments to see whether it can continue to finance troubled areas in the Caucasus and breakaway provinces, and also sustain both Crimea ...