A week before the Olympics kicked off in Sochi, the U.S. State Department urged caution for anyone traveling to the Games.
In advance of the Sochi Winter Olympics, mounting security threats are worrying guests and athletes alike.
There are still many questions about Armenia’s future in the Russia-led Eurasian Customs Union, as well as the future of the union itself.
Georgia elects a new president on October 27, a key moment in the country’s transition to a parliamentary republic.
The two suspected terrorists were influenced at least indirectly by the Chechen wars which devastated Chechnya. While this was traumatic for most, a small minority have become radicalized.
Muslims make up around 20 percent of Russia’s population and there are disgruntled elements that are active on the internet.
There is so far no evidence that the two suspects in the Boston bombings had direct links with any known terrorist organizations in the region. Most likely, the overall environment was conducive to their radicalization.
The current situation in Dagestan may have more bearing on the actions of the Boston bombers than the situation in Chechnya.
If proven to be part of a Caucasian-based jihad, the Boston Marathon bombings would be the first time Islamist actions from that region had been perpetrated against the United States.
The Boston Marathon bombing offers evidence of the importance of Moscow and Washington sharing intelligence on security issues.