2021 was a good year for Russia’s South Caucasus policy

Neil Hauer on how Russia ends 2021 with a stronger hold over security issues across the Caucasus

Russia’s response to Belarus crisis: possible lessons from Abkhazia

Neil Hauer finds Russia’s reactions to popular uprisings in Abkhazia a compelling historical indicator of how Russia might react to the anti-Lukashenko protests in Belarus

Big Trouble in Little Chechnya

Neil Hauer on how Ramzan Kadyrov’s new round of purges reveal a deep-rooted insecurity

Ramzan Kadyrov’s Next Target

Chechnya’s recent move to grab territory from a neighbour is unlikely to be its last

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