Russia’s Invasion of Chechnya: A Preliminary Assessment

Author: Dr Stephen J Blank, Dr Earl H Tilford Jr On December 11, 1994, Russia invaded the secessionist republic of Chechnya in the North Caucasus. The aim was to suppress the republic’s government, led by General Dzhokar Dudayev, compel it to accept Moscow’s authority, and to force it to renounce its bid for independence and …

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