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Chechnya: Ground Realities After 9/11

It is incredible that Chechnya with an insignificant population has been waging a protracted battle for independence against a one time superpower without visible or legitimate outside support. What is the nature of support for the Chechens especially after 9/11? What is the nature of this war? Given its regional and Islamic ramifications, the Chechen case fits well into the global war scenario against terror headed by the US and supported by Russia. The issues and problems of Chechnya, therefore, ought to be addressed largely in a global context and not from a narrow regional perspective of the Caucasus or Russia.

Turning the Indifferent to Anger

Power is the power to kill, to lay waste, and with impunity. And that power is embedded in states, in armies, and the police. The majority - in the US, India or Russia - are indifferent and obey orders. They are no longer citizens, but passive instruments of the state machine.

Russia: Crashing into the Modern World

Stripping off the Soviet packaging has revealed startling continuities with old Tsarism, not least in agriculture. In the larger cities, however, the new economy is beginning to emerge.
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