Prisoners of the Caucasus

International Herald Tribune (with Rajan Menon)

When Russian leaders speak of security threats, they tend to mention NATO expansion and the U.S. missile defense program in Eastern Europe

“But the unremitting violence in Russia’s North Caucasus region — a sliver of land sandwiched between the Black and Caspian seas and inhabited primarily by Muslims whose lands the Russian Empire conquered in the 19th century — shows that dire dangers lurk at home.”