The Rise of the Russian Spetsnaz University

Harold Chambers looks into how Chechnya’s main training base has taken on a symbolic and strategic role for Ramzan Kadyrov

2022, Chechnya’s Seismic Year

Harold Chambers looks at how the last twelve months have seen frenetic changes to Ramzan Kadyrov’s regime -- mostly because of the war in Ukraine

Mobilization in the North Caucasus

Harold Chambers looks into how months of casualties — and now the prospect of punitive conscription measures — are fueling major resistance movements across the North Caucasus

Moving Beyond the Chechen Troika

Harold Chambers investigates how internal power dynamics are shifting in Grozny since the outbreak of war in Ukraine

The Ingush Question

Harold Chambers describes how Ingushetia is willing to defy power brokers in Moscow and Grozny

How Kadyrov is financing war efforts in Ukraine

Harold Chambers on the way Akhmat Kadyrov Fund is used to finance propaganda and war

The price of protest in Chechnya

Harold Chambers on why there has been an escalation of Chechen-related violence

Chechnya’s memory wars

Harold Chambers describes how Ramzan Kadyrov’s historical vendettas are threatening the Kremlin and Chechnya’s neighbors

Spiralling radicalisation in the North Caucasus

Harold Chambers warns how heavy handed security service crackdowns are galvanising islamic radicalisation in the North Caucasus