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The Islamic State and Chechnya: Disturbing Similarities

... difference is that in the Chechen case the Saudi government did not have a direct interest in weakening Russia, and help was provided by individual Wahhabi supporters. As for Iraq, the Saudi officials explicitly announced the need for a “massive Saudi intervention” in order to protect the Sunni population from an alleged Shia aggression. However, Gulf monarchies’ sponsorship was not the only material incentive. Both ISIS and Chechen insurgents were making money by kidnapping foreigners,...

Ильин Алексей
11.11.2014 00:39:00

Russia-U.S. Standoff over Syria: Why a Peaceful Deal with Assad Is the Only Way out

... the renewed presense of the U.S. in the region, they are Iran and Lebanon's Hezbollah. There is no doubt that in the event of the operation the two will engage in conflict as well and their primary target would be Israel. The potential U.S. intervention will be free of any serious tactical aviation, and Joint Direct Attack Munition will not be used. The operation will rely on long-range cruise missiles and will bear a resemblance to the 1998 bombing of Iraq by the U.S. and the UK (Operation ...

Бармин Юрий
15.09.2013 21:16:00

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