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The Third Chechen War? The Islamic State’s Imagined Qoqaz Caliphate and Russia’s Fractious Ciscaucasia

John R. Haines · ·

Until the outbreak of civil disorder in Ukraine last year, Europe's most violent, if less noticed armed conflict was in Russia's Ciscaucasia region. Located a quarter-turn east of Ukraine on the compass face of the Black Sea, Ciscaucasia is Russia's only direct link to recently annexed Crimea, and faces Ukraine's Donetsk and Lugansk oblasts in the contentious Donbas across the...

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Can Afghanistan Survive its Presidential Election?

Richard Kraemer · ·

Nearly thirteen years since the United States and its allies undertook one of the largest efforts at nation building in recent history, prospects for Afghanistan’s future peace and prosperity are facing critical threats. The Taliban and affiliated insurgent groups continue to destabilize much of the countryside.

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More Faith, Less Fear: Islam, Islamism, and the Future of the West

Ronald J. Granieri · ·

These are difficult times for anyone who wants to believe in a free and pluralist society. The brutal ethnic and religious cleansing perpetrated by ISIS in Iraq, combined with the stories of young men from Western countries traveling to Syria to join the jihad in the Middle East, has sown fear and suspicion about Islam. Such fears have been further stoked by a disturbing rise in anti-Semitic...

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Michael Hayden to Keynote FPRI's Annual Dinner and Receive 10th Annual Benjamin Franklin Award

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The Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) is proud to announce that Gen. (Ret.) Michael Hayden, former Director of the CIA and NSA, will receive the 10th Annual Benjamin Franklin Award for Public Service at the organization’s 2014 Annual Dinner. General Hayden will also deliver the keynote address at the event, which will be held in Philadelphia on Wednesday, November 19, 2014.

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