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We Are Not Safer

Larry Strauss | Posted 01.30.2017 | Politics
Larry Strauss

“You are cultured and intelligent, Ivan, and you surely understand that the world is not destroyed by villains and conflagrations, but by hate and m...

If Putin Wants to Stoke Chaos and Discord in the West, Trump is His Man

Garry Kasparov | Posted 11.07.2016 | World
Garry Kasparov

SPLIT, Croatia -- A "Manchurian candidate" Trump may or may not be, but there is no doubt he is extraordinarily disruptive and unpredictable. He already has American allies around the world nervously making plans in case he's elected.

How A Cat Sparked A Fight Between John Oliver And The Leader Of Chechnya

The Huffington Post | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 05.24.2016 | World

Comedian John Oliver has found himself in the middle of an online feud with a violence-prone, Kremlin-backed dictator who has repeatedly been accused ...

Chechen Strongman Issues Instagram Plea To Find His Missing Cat

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 05.23.2016 | World

Chechnya's strongman leader Ramzan Kadyrov likes to project an image of strength. A quick glance through the autocratic ruler's Instagram account show...

Putin Ally Posts Video Showing Opposition Leader Through Sniper Lens

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 02.01.2016 | World

"Касьянов приехал в Страсбург за деньгами для российской оппозиции".💰💰💰💰 КТО ...

Cover-Up Suspected As Russia Names 'Mastermind' Behind Critic's Assassination

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 01.10.2017 | World

MOSCOW, Dec 29 (Reuters) - Russian police named a Chechen man as the alleged mastermind behind the high-profile murder of opposition leader Boris Nemt...

The Syrian Dilemma

Carlo Jose Vicente Caro | Posted 12.15.2016 | World
Carlo Jose Vicente Caro

Source: Reuters It's been almost two weeks since the downing of the Russian fighter jet at the Turkish-Syrian border. Many hawks who have been aga...

GIve Us Your "Huddled Masses," but "Syrians Need Not Apply!"

Brian Glyn Williams | Posted 11.20.2016 | World
Brian Glyn Williams

We need to face the reality that we played a significant role in creating the refugee crisis by overthrowing the Iraqi government in 2003 destabilizing the region. We now have a moral responsibility to those who are fleeing the warzones in Iraq and Syria.

André Glucksmann: The Consummate Contemporary

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 11.11.2016 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Swirling around my head since this morning are the many André Glucksmanns that I have known. Caroming, they send me into zones of memory that I had not expected to revisit so soon.

Syria vs Chechnya - West Has to Learn From Putin

Elena Ulansky | Posted 10.15.2016 | World
Elena Ulansky

Putin has done something close to impossible by "taming" the Chechen nation, and keeping them peaceful for more than a decade. Perhaps it makes sense to listen to his position on Syria.

The Kadyrov Factor: Why Putin Must Keep a Close Eye on His Chechen Strongman

Samuel Ramani | Posted 08.21.2016 | World
Samuel Ramani

Putin's support for Kadyrov should be conditional. However, Russia's reliance on the Chechen leader to provide security in the North Caucasus and to restrict ISIS's growth in that region makes it very difficult for Putin to change his Chechnya policy.

Chechnya Leader Urges Men To Lock Up Their Wives, Ban Them From WhatsApp

Reuters | Kieran Guilbert | Posted 05.20.2015 | World

LONDON, May 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The leader of Russia's southern region of Chechnya has urged men to lock up their wives and ban them fro...

Chechen Teen Bride Scandal Puts Putin In Bind

Posted 05.20.2015 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — The groom is approaching 50, a silver-haired boss in the Chechen strongman's feared police force. The bride is 17, a shy beauty report...

Chechen President Posts Speculation About Boston Bombing Trial On Instagram

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 05.18.2015 | World

Two days after a U.S. court handed the death sentence to Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov took to his infamo...

Whether Marathon Bomber Lives May Depend on Whether Jury Understands His Complicated Political and Religious Beliefs

Anne Stevenson | Posted 05.18.2015 | Politics
Anne Stevenson

Although Jahar may have had plenty of axes to grind with the US government, CBS News reported that he took the oath to become an American citizen on Sept. 11, 2012. Seven months later, Jahar was identified as the suspect in the Marathon Bombings.

Russia's Investigation Of Opposition Murders Does Not Bode Well For Nemtsov Case

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 03.07.2015 | World

Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story's ba...

Russian-Speaking Jihadists

Inna Naroditskaya | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Inna Naroditskaya

While there are tensions between Russia and the U.S., there still must be coordinated communication among data analysts, media producers, psychologists and secret services in these countries, and others, to exchange, share, and collaborate their efforts to stop ISIL.

Boris Nemtsov: Alive in Death

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.02.2015 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Far from falling back into line and yielding to terror, tens of thousands of Russian men and women, in the manner of the French who so recently proclaimed "Je suis Charlie," came out to shout "I am Boris" into the ears of Vladimir Putin, who has never faced an adversary as vibrantly alive as this newly dead man.

NATO's Future Rises to Focus of U.S. Presidential Election 2016?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 03.22.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

NATO was critical to the shaping of the "new Europe" two decades earlier after the fall of the Iron Curtain. Similar and new challenges have emerged where once again NATO may be a defining factor in the future of Europe as well as the Euro-Atlantic family.

France Arrests 5 Chechens Suspected Of Planning Attack

Reuters | Posted 01.20.2015 | World

PARIS, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Police arrested five Chechens in southern France on suspicion of preparing an attack, a police source said on Tuesday, nearl...

School Shootings by Terrorists Fail to Achieve Their Political Goals

John A. Tures | Posted 02.15.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

We've been told that terrorism is hard to fight because while you can kill a person, it is hard to kill an idea. By the same token, terrorists can kill people, but also fail to destroy ideas.

USSR 2.0 From Grozny to Moscow

Evgeniya Melnikova | Posted 02.03.2015 | World
Evgeniya Melnikova

When the darkness came on the night of December 4th, Islamist militants attacked the capital of Chechnya-Grozny. They seized a publishing house and later moved to an empty school. At least 10 policemen were killed, about 28 were injured during a long shootout.

Ebola and National Security

Daniel Wagner | Posted 12.10.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

The discussions quietly occurring in the corridors of the White House, CIA, Pentagon, and in other capitals throughout the world certainly point to grave concern on the part of policy and decision makers about the possibility of a worst-case scenario becoming reality.

Deadly Suicide Bombing In Chechnya, Russian News Agencies Report

Reuters | Posted 12.05.2014 | World

By Thomas Grove MOSCOW, Oct 5 (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed at least five police officers and wounded 12 others on Sunday during...

Chechen Leader Ramzan Kadyrov Takes Losing His Phone Very Seriously

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.25.2014 | World

The autocratic Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov really loves his phone. While ruling over the region with an iron fist, he lives out his colorful lifesty...