In this fully illustrated book an expert on the conflicts traces the progress of the wars in Chechnya, from the initial Russian advance through to urban battles such as Grozny, and the prolonged guerrilla warfare in the mountainous regions. He assesses how the wars have torn apart the fabric of Chechen society and their impact on Russia itself. Featuring specially drawn full-colour mapping and drawing upon a wide range of sources, this succinct account explains the origins, history and consequences of Russia's wars in Chechnya, shedding new light on the history - and prospects - of the troubled region.
Professor Mark Galeotti, formerly senior lecturer in international history at Keele University, is Clinical Professor of Global Affairs, New York University. He is a former Foreign Office adviser on Russian security affairs, and for 15 years (1991-2006) wrote a monthly column on this for Jane's Intelligence Review.
Introduction /Chronology /Background to war: Home of the wolf /Warring sides: Soldiers versus fighters /Outbreak: Flashpoint: 1994 /The fighting: Two wars /Portrait of a soldier: Sergeant Pavel Klementyev /The world around war: The world looks on in horror /Portrait of a civilian: Ruslan Yusupov /How the war ended: The end of the 'counterterrorist operation' / /Conclusions and consequences: One war over, others just beginning /Bibliography and further reading /Index