War and Peace in the Caucasus


    • Carnegie.ru Commentary

    Ramzan Kadyrov as a Federal-Level Politician

    Ramzan Kadyrov, head of the Chechen Republic in the North Caucasus, is now firmly entrenched in Russian politics at the federal-level, and it appears that he is there to stay, because Putin and Kadyrov really need each other.

    • Carnegie.ru Commentary

    Swallowing South Ossetia

    Russia and South Ossetia are about to sign a “Treaty of Alliance and Integration.” However, normalization of relations with Georgia is impossible as long as Moscow continues to strengthen its grip on South Ossetia and Abkhazia.

    • Carnegie.ru Commentary

    Looking Back on 2014 (Part II)

    2014 was a year of crisis. Ebola, ISIS, and Donbas are now part of the global lexicon. Eurasia Outlook experts weigh in on how crises on Russia’s periphery affected the country, and what these developments mean for Moscow in 2015.

    • Carnegie.ru Commentary

    Regime Change Divides East and West

    In the new ideological cleavage that has opened up between Vladimir Putin’s Russia and Western countries, one idea divides them like no other: the meaning of regime change.

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    The Grozny Attack—What’s Next?

    The terrorist attack that shook Grozny during the night of December 4 has put in question the authorities’ ability to control the situation in the North Caucasus, even in the seemingly stable Chechen Republic.

    • Carnegie.ru Commentary

    The Grozny Attacks and Russia’s Relationship with the West

    • Maxim Suchkov
    • December 05, 2014

    One of the most important consequences of the dramatic violence in Grozny may be the impact it has on Russia-Western relations. Amidst a stand-off with the West over Ukraine, the Kremlin may interpret this terrorist acts as “Western attempts to fuel instability inside Russia.”

    • Carnegie.ru Commentary

    Winners and Losers in the Black Sea Gas Game

    Calling time on the South Stream pipeline project, Putin announced a new Black Sea pipeline to Turkey instead. The new project could be a competitor to Azerbaijan gas ambitions, but, at the same time, it may require more collaboration in the future.

    • Carnegie.ru Commentary

    What Do You Expect From Vladimir Putin’s Visit to Turkey?

    • Memduh Karakullukçu, Dmitri Trenin, Ümit Pamir, Adnan Vatansever, Pavel Shlykov
    • December 01, 2014

    In view of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Turkey, Eurasia Outlook asked a few of the authors of the recent paper on Russian-Turkish cooperation what to expect from this visit.

    • Carnegie.ru Commentary

    Abkhazia: Deeper With Russia

    With Russia—for better or worse. That is the message society in Abkhazia is receiving now that a new Abkhaz-Russian treaty has been drafted which could be signed as early as next week.

    • Op-Ed

    Nagorno-Karabakh: Helicopter Downing Threatens Shaky Truce

    The shooting down of an Armenian helicopter on the ceasefire line of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone is the worst incident of its kind in over 20 years.

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