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Dr. Emil Aslan Souleimanov

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EMIL ASLAN SOULEIMANOV is an associate professor of political science at the Department of Security Studies, Institute of Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. Dr. Souleimanov’s current research focuses on the political ethnography of insurgency and counterinsurgency in Russia’s North Caucasus. He is the co-author of The Individual Disengagement of Avengers, Nationalists, and Jihadists (with Huseyn Aliyev, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) and Understanding Ethnopolitical Conflict: Karabakh, South Ossetia, and Abkhazia Wars Reconsidered (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). His work has appeared or is forthcoming in International Security, World Politics, International Politics, Journal of Strategic Studies, Terrorism and Political Violence, Post-Soviet Affairs, Europe-Asia Studies, Middle East Policy, and others.

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SSI books and monographs by Dr. Emil Aslan Souleimanov

  • The North Caucasus Insurgency: Dead or Alive?

    February 23, 2017

    Authored by Dr. Emil Aslan Souleimanov.
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    Combining analysis of the structural and up-to-date sources of the ongoing insurgency in Russia's North Caucasus, this monograph illustrates that despite their substantial weakening in the recent years, locally operating Salafi-jihadist groups are still alive and likely to remain so in the years to come. The monograph also emphasizes the salience of the local socio-cultural codes—retaliation, hospitality, and silence—that have provided, harsh reprisals notwithstanding, for pro-insurgent violent mobilization and local support.