• Kremlin's pitfalls with muslims and Kadyrov

    Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov vehemently attacked the French president Macron for his response to the latest Muslim attack in Nice. To the embarrassment of the Kremlin. Russia faces four problems in its handling the Muslim population, explains our columnist Mark Galeotti: heavy-handed policing, the prevalence of Central Asian migrants, coronavirus. And Kadyrov.
    by Mark Galeotti
  • Uzbekistan's instability is real but not because of islamist threat

    Uzbekistan’s leaders justify their crackdown on domestic opposition pointing to the threat of islamist movements. These