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A Path Through the Mountains: Islam and Nationalism in the Caucasus

Sufian Zhemukhov will discuss the development of post-Soviet nationalism and political Islam and their interaction with the state in Russia’s North Caucasus.

Date & Time

Feb. 21, 2020
10:00am – 11:00am

Location

5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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A Path Through the Mountains: Islam and Nationalism in the Caucasus

The revival of post-Soviet movements in Muslim-majority regions in Russia highlights a reinvention of new ethnic traditions and the rejection of preexisting religious trends. However, the Kremlin has not exercised a uniform policy toward political Islam or nationalism in Russia. Instead, it has pursued different approaches in every region along with different combinations of hard and soft power. Sufian Zhemukhov will discuss the development of post-Soviet nationalism and political Islam and their interaction with the state in Russia’s North Caucasus.

Speaker

Sufian Zhemukhov

Sufian Zhemukhov

Former Fulbright-Kennan Institute Research Scholar,
Associate Research Professor of International Affairs at George Washington University
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Kennan Institute

The Kennan Institute is the premier U.S. center for advanced research on Russia and Eurasia and the oldest and largest regional program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Kennan Institute is committed to improving American expertise and knowledge of Russia, Ukraine, and the region. Through its residential fellowship programs, public lectures, workshops, and publications, the Institute strives to attract, publicize, and integrate new research into the policy community.  Read more

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