Monday, April 22, 2013


From Chechnya to Boston: coming to grips with the reality of jihadi terror Fiona Hill | April 19, 2013 2:00pm  From Chechnya to Boston: Bombing Suspects and a Trail of Homegrown Radicalism and Terror Two young men—brothers Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Tsarnaev with origins in Russia’s volatile North Caucasus regions—have been connected to this week’s bomb attacks at the Boston Marathon. They lived, for a time, in Dagestan, which is recognized as the epicenter of the Islamic insurgency that spilled over from Chechnya. Senior Fellow Fiona Hill, director of the Center on the United States and Europe, says Chechnya and Russia have spent centuries at war and it isn’t surprising that this conflict, which has spanned generations, would provide fertile ground to incite and radicalize sympathizers wherever they happen to live. Fiona Hill Director, Center on the United States and Europe Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Fiona Hill is director of the Center on the United States and Europe, and senior fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Program at The Brookings Institution. She is a frequent commentator on Russian and Eurasian affairs, who has researched and published extensively on issues related to Russia, the Caucasus, Central Asia, regional conflicts, energy, and strategic issues. She is also the co-author of the forthcoming book, Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin (Brookings Press, 2013). Does Boston bombing suspects’ background give clues? Advertisement The Brookings Institution’s Fiona Hill on whether there is a link to past violence in the Chechnya region and Islamic extremists Duration4:39 DateApr 19, 2013
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