The Targets of Terrorism and the Aims of Counter-Terrorism in Moscow, Chechnya and the North Caucasus

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Baev, Pavel K. 2007 The Targets of Terrorism and the Aims of Counter-Terrorism in Moscow, Chechnya and the North Caucasus, presented at the 48th Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, , 28 February–3 March.

Terrorism caused a crucial turn in Russia’s political trajectory in autumn 1999, and counter-terrorism has been President Putin’s trade-mark security theme and the instrument of choice for political mobilization.

Terrorism and Russian Security: State Policy and State Capacity The counter-terrorist strategy that aims to exploit simultaneously the dark fears and the short memory in the society traumatized by multiple acts of brutal terror and mesmerized by propaganda of ‘victory’ cannot be sustainable even in the mid-term.

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