Welcome to Chechnya.
Documentary film Welcome to Chechnya looks at the government-sanctioned torture and murder of LGBTQ people in Chechnya – and the activists trying to help them escape.
Vladimir Putin: 20 years at the helm.
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Putin's rule has defined what political power means in post-Soviet Russia, with important consequences for the rest of the world.
East meets east: Russian and Syrian troops.
By sending troops from the North Caucasus to Syria, Russia is returning to its old habits.
Protests in Paris.
The Chechen government must be made to answer for its role in an appalling campaign of anti-gay persecution.
From the Islamic State to North Caucasian rebels and far-right nationalists, Russia is facing overlapping extremist threats.
The heavy truck that was driven into a crowd at high speed killing scores on Bastille Day in Nice.
The Bastille Day attack in Nice – committed by an individual unknown to French security services – marks the evolution of radicalisation in many ways.
Vladimir Putin and friends at the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) summit in September 2015.
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A renewed security focus on Afghanistan is part of Vladimir Putin's plan to re-energise Russia's vision of a 'Greater Eurasia'.
Moroccan woman Samira Yerou is arrested at Barcelona airport in March on suspicion of attempting to join IS militants in Syria.
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Western media tropes of black widows, deviant sexuality and unthinking compliance fail to explain why violence crosses the gender divide.
Putin’s pals are pushing his buttons.
Rivalry between the Russian president's allies could be making his life hard.
Tamerlan Eskerkhanov, one of the suspects, is taken into custody.
Prime suspect has retracted his confession, yet the Chechen Republic
Circassian history lives on, but not at the Winter Olympics.
The Sochi Olympics shines a spotlight on the forgotten history of the Caucasus, but one group of people has not made news headlines in the same way as neighbouring Chechnya or Dagestan. The Circassian…
Faster, Higher, Stronger … Safer?
One thing dominates the Sochi Olympics as nothing else: the towering summits of the Caucasus mountains. To begin with, it may strike a first-time visitor as strange that this seaside resort is to host…
Thermal imaging of Dzhokhar Tsaeraev hiding from police in a boat in a Boston backyard. But was he motivated in his attacks by the war in his native Chechnya?
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The received wisdom is that the Tsarnaev brothers launched their attack on the Boston Marathon to advance the cause of their fellow Chechens. But is this correct? Two notable Chechens are absent from the…