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Chechnya: A Just War Fought Unjustly?

Richard Sakwa

in Contextualizing Secession

Published in print July 2003 | ISBN: 9780199258710
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191601880 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199258716.003.0008
 Chechnya: A Just War Fought Unjustly?

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The normative problem that faces us in Chechnya is addressed through an analysis of the Chechen Revolution in 1991, of the two wars in Chechnya and their consequences. The historical account of the Chechen past is considered in this normative analysis, as well as the underdevelopment of the Chechen state.

Keywords: Chechnya; ethnic conflicts; nationalism; Russia; secession; terrorism

Chapter.  15084 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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