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Russia’s War against Terror: the North Caucasus and Beyond

While the West is anxiously following Russia’s moves in Syria, the Russian government has once again declared its readiness to support the global struggle against terrorists. Dr. Elena Pokalova addressed Russia’s experience combating terrorism in the North Caucasus, as well as the Kremlin’s participation in the global war on terror. The author further analyzed Russia’s current counter-terrorist dynamics in the light of the conflict in Ukraine, economic sanctions, and the war in Syria.

Date & Time

Oct. 5, 2015
11:30am – 12:30pm

Location

6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Russia’s War against Terror: the North Caucasus and Beyond

While the West is anxiously following Russia’s moves in Syria, the Russian government has once again declared its readiness to support the global struggle against terrorists. Dr. Elena Pokalova addressed Russia’s experience combating terrorism in the North Caucasus, as well as the Kremlin’s participation in the global war on terror. The author further analyzed Russia’s current counter-terrorist dynamics in the light of the conflict in Ukraine, economic sanctions, and the war in Syria.

Speaker

Elena Pokalova

Associate Professor of International Security Studies, College of International Security Affairs, National Defense 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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