Cory Welt
(Center for American Progress) In the days following the dramatic manhunt in Boston for surviving terrorism suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, questions have multiplied regarding the significance of the Tsarnaev brothers’ Chechen roots. Thus far, it isn’t clear whether this connection played any role in...
Sufian Zhemukhov
After one of the suspects of the terrorist attack in Boston, 19 year-old Chechen-American Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was arrested, President Barack Obama asked a question that many Americans were asking, “Why did young men who grew up and studied here, as part of our communities and our country, resort to...
Mark Kramer
(University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China) The two bombings on 15 April at the finish line of the Boston Marathon were not the first time that Boston has known Islamic terrorists on its soil.  At least five of the September 2001 al Qaeda terrorists had ties to the Boston area (including two who had...
Joshua Tucker
(The Monkey Cage) I have been debating whether to write this post for the last few hours since rumors regarding the identity of the Boston marathon bombers and their Chechen origin began to spread.  On the one hand, I still think it is completely possible that the motivations of the bombers will...
Sean Roberts
Recently, I wrote a PONARS Eurasia policy memo about what I termed an “unlikely succession struggle” in Kazakhstan. In this paper, I noted that, despite the popularity of President Nursultan Nazarbayev and the fact that he recently won another term as president, Kazakhstan’s public has become...
Arkady Moshes
Since Vladimir Putin’s return as Russian president, Ukraine has been a target of Moscow’s attempts to have it accede to the Eurasian Customs Union. The Ukrainian opposition and national-minded analysts have expressed concerns that President Viktor Yanukovych may cede to the pressure, whether to...
Sergey Markedonov
The problem of military service for North Caucasian recruits in the Russian army has been discussed for some time already. General-colonel Vasilii Smirnov, the Russian General Staff Deputy Chief, said that the military draft of young men from the North Caucasus will increase. One-hundred-fifty...

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