Neal Rauhauser: Understanding The Caucasus

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Neal Rauhauser
Neal Rauhauser

Understanding The Caucasus

The news that Boston’s bombers were ethnic Chechens was a bit surprising to me, as the signature of the strike was closer to domestic right wing extremists.

I wasn’t that surprised, because I have collected maps of the Caucasus region, written about past and anticipated future conflicts there, and I spent some time abusing RecordedFuture in an attempt to fish out information on the remote, restive republics and oblasts of the Caucasus. I will be working through the weekend to provide a solid update. This post is sticky – it’s an index to prior work and anything new that I do.

Here are a few snapshots from my crystal ball that date back two to four months:

Four Places You Have Never Heard Of – Abkhazia, Ingushetia, South Ossetia, and Nagorno-Karabhak. (12/19/2012)

North Caucasus Update – Karachay-Cherkessia, Kabardino-Balkaria, Ingushetia, Ossetia, Dagestan, and Chechnya (2/14/2013).

Recorded Future vs. North Caucasus Republics – applying RecordedFuture to a region that is difficult to cover. (2/14/2013)

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