Violence in the North Caucasus
September 2, 2010
The North Caucasus experienced another deadly summer (May 1 – August 31, 2010). Although Chechnya and Ingushetia saw comparatively less violence than they did in Summer 2009, we observed a troubling rise in the level of violence in Dagestan and Kabardino-Balkaria. Dagestan proved the most deadly republic in the region, while Kabardio-Balkaria, normally a relatively quiet republic, incurred levels of violence surpassing Chechnya. In this report, “Violence in the North Caucasus: Summer 2010, Not Just a Chechen Conflict” we present our findings, all of which illustrate the scope and scale of instability in the region.