The Caucasus

Circassians call for boycott of Sochi Olympics

Circassians are calling for a boycott of the Sochi Winter Olympics, demanding that Russia's 19th-century military campaign against their people be recognized as a genocide.

The Caucasus

Chechnya war comes to Boston —or not?

Voices on the left seek to play down jihadist involvement in the Chechen struggle, while the neocon right plays it up—ironically in line with Moscow's propaganda.

The Caucasus

Eid terror in Ingushetia

A deadly suicide attack on the funeral of a police officer killed the previous day in a firefight with militants may signal a new advance of the Chechen insurgency into the Ingush Republic.

The Caucasus

Deadly repression as Georgians march against Saakashvili

At least two are reported dead in the Georgian capital Tbilisi as riot police used tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannon to disperse hundreds of demonstrators demanding resignation of President Mikheil Saakashvili.

The Caucasus

Dagestan link seen in Moscow airport blast

Russian authorities say the deadly Moscow airport blast was masterminded from Dagestan—as terror continues within Dagestan itself, winning few international headlines.

The Caucasus

Protests follow terror blast in South Ossetia

The aftermath of a deadly bomb blast in the Georgian separatist enclave of South Ossetia has seen a wave of protests against ethnic Ingush, who are being blamed in the attack.