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Chechens Now Fighting On Both Sides In Ukraine

Chechens Now Fighting On Both Sides In Ukraine

By Liz Fuller via RFE/ RL Eighteen years after the signing of the Khasavyurt Accord that ended the 1994-96 Chechen war, a veteran Chechen field commander has issued a timely reminder that…

Is Russia Replacing US in Iraq?

Is Russia Replacing US in Iraq?

By Juan Cole Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Thursday told BBC Arabic that he was buying used fighter jets from the Russian Federation and from Belorussia. He said it had been…

Crimean Tatars fear Russian Rule

Crimean Tatars fear Russian Rule

Crimean Tatars fear a future under Russia (via GlobalPost) BAKHCHYSARAI, Ukraine — Crimean Tatars know a few things about oppression. In the past two or so centuries, this tight-knit Muslim group has…

A Russo-Iranian Bloc against the United States?

A Russo-Iranian Bloc against the United States?

(By Juan Cole) Russian President Vladimir Putin called his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on Thursday, according to PressTV. The Russian press added that “A Kremlin statement said Putin had underlined to Rouhani…