Russia's Fragile Borderland

Anna Matveeva

This paper analyses the political and economic development of the ethnic republics of the North Caucasus in post-communist Russia and the prospects for greater stability in the region.

This paper analyses the political and economic development of the ethnic republics of the North Caucasus in post-communist Russia and the prospects for greater stability in the region, including the resolution of existing conflicts. It assesses the main dilemmas for regional leaders and their policy responses.