The book includes numerous examples of the tyranny of the generals and the disorderliness of the Caucasus
4) The Caucasus
Emirate has now been subsumed into the Islamic State's sphere as a province that would be known as Vilayat Kavkaz or Wilayat Qawqaz in Arabic.
Members of the Caucasus
Emirate, an extremist organization established in 2007 in the North Caucasus, have also started moving to the Middle East to fight for ISIS.
Russia's current policy toward the Caucasus
seems similar to the Soviet nationalities policy, which entailed redrawing maps based on ethnic relocation and the creation of enclaves within countries.
Georgy Mirsky, a respected Russian expert on the Middle East, said the video reflected the increasingly close ties between Jihadists in the Caucasus
Emirate's military branch, known as the Caucasian Front organization, has been designated by the Russian and United States governments as a terrorist organization.
Putin has promised to hunt down Russia's most wanted man, the self-styled Amir of the Caucasus
Emirate Doku Umarov.
But the Caucasus
, though in the former Soviet Union, was not, in the core geographical and demographic sense, part of the Russia of Shelley's time.
States, like other entries in the Global Security Watch series, is designed to survey important security issues of the region, principally from a 'widener' perspective, that is, a perspective that goes beyond the traditional emphasis on military and political dynamics to include dimensions such as the economic and societal (this perspective is seen in the work of scholars like Barry Buzan and Ole Waver).
The unrest in the Caucasus
shows no signs of easing, with attacks on officials and police a near-daily occurrence.
Writing a history of the Caucasus
is a no-win proposition.
Muslims of the Caucasus
were at war with the Russian occupation army in the name of Allah to defend Islam and the people's right to dignity, to liberate the land of Caucasus Muslims, and to establish law and justice," the website quoted Umarov, as saying.