Listen to John Batchelor‘s News Talk 77 WABC New York interview with Dr. Paul J. Murphy, author of the book Allah’s Angel’s Chechen Women in War, about the terror attack at Moscow’s Domodedovo’s airport.
To ensure that all material in this FORUM is archived, I have divided the FORUM into parts. To find Parts I and II simply scroll down the page -the Administration.
In order to ensure that all material in this FORUM is properly archived, I am dividing the FORUM into parts. To find Part I simply scroll down the page until you find "FORUM (Part I) – NORTH CAUCASUS MILITANT LEADERSHIP" and click on it.—the Administration.
On 2 and 8 June RETWA published two lists (see below) of Chechen and
One of our readers has asked RETWA to comment on the 27 July Jamestown Foundation article by Andrew McGregor which, the reader writes, “attempts to discredit Russia’s offer of amnesty to North Caucasus militants who lay down their arms as just (quoting from the Jamestown article) ‘a new Russian tactic’ to ensure ‘Russian rule in the North Caucasus.’ ”
Unfortunately, McGregor’s article “The Amnesty Offensive: Breaking Down Basaev’s Network” does little to shed light on the genuine goal of the amnesty program--which is to save lives—nor the results yielded to date. So what RETWA would like to do in response to the reader's request is focus on the life saving value and the results of
Report on North Caucasus Militants Who Were Killed, Taken Into Custody, or Voluntarily Surrendered in the Month of May 2006 (Copyright Paul Murphy 2006)
RETWA publishes an end of month summary of North Caucasus militants who have been killed, taken into custody, or voluntarily surrendered to police. This brief is the fifth of 12 installments containing statistics and other data drawn from RETWA’s daily reporting.
Please note that this brief was earlier published in the news section, but not in the analysis section in order to give the excellent article on Sadaluyev's death and Umarov's ascendancy by Gordon Hahn the longest possible run time in the analysis window.
SADULAYEV’S DEATH, UMAROV’S ASCENDANCY AND IMPLICATIONS FOR JIHADIST TERRORISM IN RUSSIA (Copyright Gordon Hahn and RETWA, 2006)
RETWA welcomes short, quality analytical contributions from its readers. The following article was written for RETWA by Gordon M. Hahn, a Senior Researcher at the Center for Terrorism and Intelligence Studies, Akribis Group, and author of Russia’s Revolution From Above (Transaction, 2002) and The Bear and the Crescent: Russia’s Unknown Jihad and Its Implications for International and U.S. National Security (forthcoming, Yale University Press, 2006). RETWA would welcome further discussion and comments on this article which may be sent to us at the “Contact RETWA” link on the homepage or directly to the author at email@example.com
Report on North Caucasus Militants Who Were Killed, Taken Into Custody or Voluntarily Surrendered in the Month of April 2006 (Copyright Paul Murphy 2006)
RETWA announced at the beginning of the year that it would publish an end of month summary of North Caucasus militants who had been killed in police operations, taken into custody, or who voluntarily surrendered. This brief is the fourth of 12 installments containing statistics and other data drawn from RETWA’s daily reporting.
Vachagayev’s Predicament (copyright Paul Murphy, 2006)
On 14 April, Mairbek Vachagayev, the former spokesman of the now deceased President of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria Aslan Maskhadov, spoke on the subject of “Chechen Resistance: New Faces, New Strategies” at a Jamestown Foundation conference held in
The following figures drawn from RETWA’s daily reporting concern the number of people killed and wounded by roadside bombs, landmines, assassinations, ambushes, and other violent acts committed by suspected North Caucasus Islamic militants in the month of March 2006. Casualties (except militant) resulting from police operations are also included.
The statistics presented below are broken down by republic with the following casualty categories: Civilians, Government Officials, Policemen, Russian Ministry of Defense Personnel, and Russian Interior Ministry Troops Servicemen. Note that militant casualties are not included here. They can be found in RETWA Analysis Brief No.4.
This analysis brief consists of two parts: Part I is our regular monthly “Report on
PART I :
Paris Trial Reveals Plot to Use Chemical and Bacterialogical Weapons Against Russia in France (copyright Paul Murphy, 2006)
Russia has long alleged the international connection of Chechen terrorists—allegations which more often than not have been dismissed by those in the West distrustful of Russia’s intentions.
For skeptics, evidence of international connections holds more credibility when presented in a non-Russian setting. Such is the case in the evidence being presented this week in a Paris court room against members of an Islamic extremist group called the “Chechen Network” (sometimes also called the “Chechen Cell”)
RETWA announced at the beginning of the year that it would publish an end of month summary of
RETWA announced at the beginning of the year that it would publish an end of month summary on
CHECHNYA - In a recent report by Amina Visaeva for the Institute
for War and Peace Reporting, Ms. Visaeva states there is an alarming increase in
severe illnesses to babies born in