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By Moshe Gammer

With the quarter of the Caucasus with its ongoing, or even deteriorating, obstacle and instability and its strategic and monetary significance more and more on the entrance of the world's awareness, this quantity offers and discusses a few of the complexities and difficulties bobbing up within the zone resembling Islamic terrorists and al-Qaida.

Scholars from varied disciplines who specialize in the Caucasus examine key subject matters such as:

  • discussions of grass root perceptions
  • the impact of casual energy constructions on ethnic conflicts within the Caucasus
  • Russian regulations in the direction of Islam and their destabilising impact
  • the impact of Islamic revival at the felony and social situations
  • nationalism and the revival of pre- and sub-national identities
  • shifts in identification as mirrored in demography
  • reasons for the Chechen victory within the first Chechen war
  • the involvement of Islamic volunteers in Chechnya.

With the location in Chechnia more likely to unfold around the whole North Caucasus, this leading edge paintings might be of serious price within the close to destiny and should curiosity political scientists and neighborhood specialists of Russia, crucial Asia, Caucasus, center East and Turkey, in addition to NGOs, govt organizations and imagine tanks.

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Babich The new 1998 Criminal Code of the Russian Federation omitted this entire chapter and left only the article dealing with blood feuds. The present religious and legal policy of the Russian state in the Northern Caucasus suffers from internal contradictions: on the one hand the Russian administration tries to restrict the attempts of legal reforms attempted by the republics of the Northern Caucasus. On the other hand the Russian administration allows the local Republics in the Northern Caucasus to support the process of Islamic revival.

5 This pluralistic system continued to function until the early 1920s, when Soviet power and law were established and all other legal systems banned. At first, the Soviet administration supported the shari‘at courts. These courts considered all cases, criminal as well as civil, according to the legal norms of the shari‘at. In the late 1920s, however, the shari‘at courts were closed and replaced by Soviet courts, which functioned in accordance with the Soviet criminal and civil codes. At the same time the Soviet administration curbed the ritual and educational spheres of Islamic life.

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