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The Rise, Fall and Future of Jihad in the North Caucasus

Aleksandre Kvakhadze
RUSI Newsbrief, 4 April 2019
Terrorism, Tackling Extremism, Russia, Counterinsurgency, Global Security Issues, Terrorism
Since the beginning of armed conflict in Syria and Iraq, thousands of militants from the Caucasus region have participated in the war. However, dislodging Daesh and a collapse of the insurgency in the North Caucasus have substantially diminished the capacities of North Caucasian jihadi groups. Nevertheless, militancy in the region has potential.

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