Farah Bogani explores the severity of LGBT abuses in Chechnya and whether Russia will launch an effective investigation.
Mitchell Haid explores the severity of Chechnya’s human rights abuses and how its leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, governs through fear and harsh tactics.
Is Syria Russia’s gateway to the Middle East? Sha Lalapet analyses Syrian-Russian relationship and the reasons behind why Russia is expanding in the Middle East.
Has the Caucasus region created fertile ground for ISIS recruits? Pierre-Olivier Bussieres examines how dissent has led to radicalization in a complex, vulnerable region.