Causes of the Growing Instability in Kabardino-Balkaria and Ways of Overcoming It

Markedonov, Sergey M.
May 2012
Russian Social Science Review;May/Jun2012, Vol. 53 Issue 3, p88
Academic Journal
Well-known political analyst Sergey Markedonov describes recent violence in the eastern part of the North Caucasus, the region's former "sleeping beauty"-quiet, with ethnic and religious rivalries relatively under control. Since the underlying causes of instability are diverse and dangerously synergistic, Markedonov describes, within limited choices, ways that dissatisfactions can be managed using "smart force," before they become still worse.


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