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Dagestan’s Abandoned Counter-insurgency Experiment
Dagestan’s Abandoned Counter-insurgency Experiment
ISIS Returnees Bring Both Hope and Fear to Chechnya
ISIS Returnees Bring Both Hope and Fear to Chechnya
Magomed Aligadjiev, the father of Islamist militant Akhmed Aligadjiev, who is believed to be in Syria, points at a mosque near the village of Gimry in Dagestan, Russia, 27 January, 2016. REUTERS/Maria Tsvetkova

Dagestan’s Abandoned Counter-insurgency Experiment

In 2010, the Russian republic of Dagestan pioneered alternatives to force in dealing with its jihadist insurgency, though it reverted to repression ahead of the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Faced with possible returns of fighters from Syria and Iraq, the authorities should revisit their nuanced policies.