On November 7, Svante Cornell testified at a Joint Subcomittee Hearing on "Russia: Counterterrorism Partner or Fanning the Flames?" convened by the Subcommittees on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade and Europe, Eurasia and Emerging Threats of the Committee on Foreign Relations of the U.S. House of Representatives.
The video of the event is available from the following link, with Dr. Cornell's statement at minute 47.
For the written testimony, click here,
Wednesday, 23 April 2014
"The Chechnya Counterinsurgency and Beyond"
Two key aspects of insurgency and counterinsurgency in Chechnya will be the focus of this Forum: tactics and financing. Dr. Souleimanov will examine Russia's counterinsurgency in the North Caucasus, concentrating on Chechnya and singling out various tactics used by Federal forces and pro-Moscow Chechen paramilitary units, kadyrovtsy. Dr. Šmíd will deal specifically with the financing of insurgency and counterinsurgency of both Ramzan Kadyrov's pro-Moscow Chechen government and its adversary, the Chechnya-based Islamist insurgency. These presentations will include a comprehensive look at the socio-cultural aspects of the Chechen and Dagestani counterinsurgencies, to include an analysis of their causes, evolution, and future prospects in these largest of the autonomous republics of the North Caucasus.