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Islamist North Caucasus Rebels Training a New Generation of Fighters in Syria

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Islamist North Caucasus Rebels Training a New Generation of Fighters in Syria By: Murad Batal al- Shishani The Jamestown Foundation  As Syria’s bloody conflict enters its fourth year in March, it continues to provide a battlefield that attracts jihadists from all over the world. North Caucasians, including Chechens, are no exception. Previously, many reports alleged that […]

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Has the Number of Chechens Fighting in Syria Reached Its Peak?

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Has the Number of Chechens Fighting in Syria Reached Its Peak? By: Mairbek Vatchagaev The Jamestown Foundation The situation in Syria has not changed significantly in the past month, but the same cannot be said about the Chechens who are fighting there. Indeed, the Chechen groups in Syria have evidently radicalized and split into different factions […]

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Russia hit by Terrorist Attacks: Gulf Petrodollars, Syria and Caucasus Islamists

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Russia hit by Terrorist Attacks: Gulf Petrodollars, Syria and Caucasus Islamists Ramazan Khalidov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Russian Federation is once more in the spotlight because of Sunni Islamist terrorism. In recent days two terrorist attacks highlight many factors related to the intrigues of major Western and Gulf powers alongside Turkey. […]

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Syria and the North Caucasus Islamist flow: Russian Federation and its major weak spot

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Syria and the North Caucasus Islamist flow: Russian Federation and its major weak spot Ramazan Khalidov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times NATO Turkey is an open conduit for international terrorists and a place to obtain weapons in order to commit barbarity against the people of Syria. Not surprisingly, major NATO powers like America, […]

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Russia and Syria: Caucasus Jihadists, CIA, MI6 and the duplicity of NATO Turkey

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Russia and Syria: Caucasus Jihadists, CIA, MI6 and the duplicity of NATO Turkey Ramazan Khalidov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The conflict in Syria continues to cause mayhem because of outside meddling which continues to support terrorism and sectarianism. It is ridiculous that the term “rebels” is still being used because untold numbers […]

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Boston Marathon Horror and Another Blowback? Balkans, Caucasus and Washington Intrigues

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Boston Marathon Horror and Another Blowback? Balkans, Caucasus and Washington Intrigues Vojin Joksimovich, PhD Modern Tokyo Times   Blowback The term blowback became a part of my vocabulary after I read Chalmers Johnson’s book:  Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire. The late Chalmers Johnson was my neighbor. He sent me a copy of […]

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US, Turkey and Syria: Kerry will be asking all the wrong questions to Erdogan

US, Turkey and Syria: Kerry will be asking all the wrong questions to Erdogan  Boutros Hussein and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Prime Minister of Turkey, Recep Erdogan, is once more embroiling himself with more rhetoric towards a regional nation. This time his comments are aimed at Israel but it could easily have […]

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Chechen and Caucasus Islamists in Syria: Turkey, Russian Federation and UK Policies

Chechen and Caucasus Islamists in Syria: Turkey, Russian Federation and UK Policies Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   United Kingdom It is odious for the British government to claim that you have to support “a so-called third force” in Syria, while the secular government of this nation is fighting international jihadists, […]

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Chechen connection with Al Nusrah Front in Syria is growing: Eyes on Turkey and concern in Russia

Chechen connection with Al Nusrah Front in Syria is growing: Eyes on Turkey and concern in Russia Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   International Sunni Islamists are flocking to Syria in increasing numbers and the nations they are coming from keeps on growing in diversity. Some so-called jihadists are naïve and […]

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Dagestan in the Russian Federation and Islamism: self-defense units on the agenda

Dagestan in the Russian Federation and Islamism: self-defense units on the agenda Jibril Khoury and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Russian Federation in the Caucasus region continues to be challenged by Islamism whereby two powerful forces are at play. One applies to the Islamist dream of dismantling parts of the Russian Federation in […]

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