Caucasus

The War on Terrorism … or Whatever

“U.S. hopes of winning more influence over Syria’s divided rebel movement faded Wednesday after 11 of the biggest armed factions repudiated the Western-backed political opposition coalition and announced the formation of an alliance dedicated to creating an Islamist state. The al-Qaeda-affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra, designated a terrorist organization by the United […]

Geopolitics and Islam

The geopolitical changes that have taken place at the beginning of the 21st century within the nations of the Islamic world, and which would appear to be the culmination of many spontaneous factors, are, in fact, a manifestation of a very complex qualitative shift in the global balance of power.  […]

Finland: A Terrorist Haven

Finnish officials started to interact with Chechen terrorists as far back as 1999. Rene Nyberg, a high standing official from Finnish Foreign Ministry, first met Chechen representatives at the Helsinki EU summit by the end of 1999. When the criminal gangs of Basayev and Khattab invaded Dagestan from the territory […]

CIA Troublemaking in Caucasus

It is clear that Russia’s arrest and expulsion of two CIA agents who were trying to recruit members of the Russian intelligence service fighting against Salafist separatists in the Caucasus is part of a Russian mopping-up operation directed at the CIA’s decades-long covert support for terrorists operating in the Northern […]

Boston Echoes in Finland

What happened in Boston is still rather opaque, but new facts are being revealed. The terrorists from «Iranian branch» of Al Qaeda are on the wanted list in Canada for allegedly trying to do the same thing there. The Tsarnaev brothers have hit the pages of world media. The messages […]

Washington’s «Civil Society» and CIA Financing of Chechen and Other Caucasus Regional Terrorists

Through a myriad of «civil society» organizations, the United States has been financing Chechen groups inside the autonomous republic, in Russia, and abroad. However, large portions of U.S. assistance money has «bled» over to support Chechen and other North Caucasus terrorist groups, which the U.S. State Department and U.S. intelligence […]