Brief: Russia Admits Failure in the North Caucasus

Moscow takes its influence and strategic depth in the Caucasus very seriously.

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Background: The Caucasus is an important buffer separating Russia from Turkey and Iran. Having reestablished its presence in the South Caucasus through the deployment of peacekeepers in Nagorno-Karabakh, Moscow is now shifting its attention to the North Caucasus, which is located within Russia’s borders and is one of Russia’s most socially and economically unstable regions. […]

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