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CIA World Factbook. Includes map.

New Internationalist Profile

UN Development Program, Human Development Indicators

World Guide

On the Web: Articles

Chechnya: Amir Abu-Walid & the Islamic Component of the Chechen War. Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst (2/26/03).

War on Terror Casts Chechen Conflict in New Light. Michael Wines, NY Times (12/9/01). Chechen fighters include Islamic terrorists as well as domestic separatists.

Roots of Chechen Rebellion Embedded in Russian History. Donald Smith, Environmental News Network (2/17/00).

On the Web: Specialized Sites


Institute for War & Peace Reporting.

Unrepresented Nations & People Organization.

In the Library: Articles:

Aleksiyevich, S. "The play of war – in Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Tajikistan or Chechnya," Index on Censorship 25,5 (9-10/96):151-55.

Anon. "Russia’s Caspian line to bypass Chechnya," Oil & Gas Journal 95 (1/20/97).

__________. "Chechnya closes Baku-Novorossiisk export pipeline," Oil & Gas Journal (4/19/99):35-36.

Bagautdinova, O. "Diary of a hostage (Chechnya)." Index on Censorship 27 (1-2/98):130-37.

Colarusso, J. "Chechnya: the war without winners," Current History 94 (10/95):329-36.

Cornell, S.E. "International reactions to massive human rights violations: the case of Chechnya," Europe-Asia Studies 51 (1/99):85-100.

Cuny, F.C. "Killing Chechnya," New York Review (4/6/95):15-17.

Drozdov, V.S. "Chechnya: exit from the labyrinth of conflict," Russian Politics & Law 34,4 (7-8/96):33-48.

Drysdale, S.; J. Howarth, V. Powell & T. Healing. "The use of cluster sampling to determine aid needs in Grozny, Chechnya in 1995," Disasters 24 (9/00):217-27.

Goltz, Thomas. "Chechnya & the Bear’s long shadow," Nation (2/10/97):20-23.

Goytisolo, J. "Urbicides, massacres, common graves (Chechnya)," Index on Censorship 25 (9-10/96):14-20.

Kagarlitskii, Bl. "Chechnya: Preliminary results. The Chechen war & public opinion," Russian Politics & Law 36 (1-2/98):56-73.

Kolesnikov, A. "One day in the death of Pervomayskoye: a war diary from Chechnya," Index on Censorship 25,2 (3-4/96):21-25.

Kovalev, S. "Russia after Chechnya," New York Review (7/117/97):27-31.

Lapidus, G.W. "Contested sovereignty: the tragedy of Chechnya," International Security 23 (sum 1998):5-49.

Lieven, Anatol. "Through a distorted lens: Chechnya & the western media," Current History 99 (oct 2000):321-28, & readers’ responses in 99 (12/00).

Malinkina, O.V. & D.M. McLeod. "From Afghanistan to Chechnya: news coverage by Izvestia & the NY Times," Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly 77 (spr 00):37-49.

Maryniak, I. "Of blood & votes (Russia & Chechnya)," Index on Censorship 25,2 (3-4/96):21-25.

__________. "In God we trust (Russian war in Chechnya)," Index on Censorship 28 (9-10/99):48-54.

Mashtavkova, G. "Left off the list of the human race. When the adult world is about its evil deeds, it doesn’t give a damn about the children," Index on Censorship 28,1 (1-2/99):171-77.

Medvedev, Zhores. "Hammer & scalpel: oil under troubled waters," New Internationalist (5/95):6. Links Chechen conflict to global politics of oil.

Peterson, Scott. “Revenge fuels Chechen flames, « Christian Science Monitor (10/8/03) :6.

__________. "Chechnya's closely managed vote," Christian Science Monitor (10/6/03):6.

Politkovskaya, Anna. "‘Cleansing’ Chechnya,” Amnesty Now (fall 02):14-17.

Olson, R. "The Kurdish question & Chechnya: Turkish & Russian foreign policies since the Gulf War," Middle East Policy 4,3 (3/96):106-18.

Robinson, Mary. "Chechnya: Mary Robinson’s report," New York Review (5/25/00)12-13.

Samii, A.W. "Iran & Chechnya: Realpolitik at work," Middle East Policy 8 (3/01):48-57.

Sharafutdinova, G. "Chechnya vs. Tatarstan: understanding ethnopolitics in post-Communist Russia," Problems of Post-Communism 47 (3-4/00):13-22.

Suny, Ronald. "The revenge of the past: socialism & ethnic conflict in Transcaucasia," New Left Review 184 (1990):5-34.

Tappe, T.N. "Chechnya & the state of self-determination in a breakaway region of the former Soviet Union: evaluating the legitimacy of secessionist claims," Columbia Journal of Transnational Law 34,1 (1995):255-95.

Tien, D. "Chechen imbroglio: a history of Russia’s war in Chechnya," Index on Censorship 24,2 (3-4/95):137-42.

Tolz, V. "The war in Chechnya," Current History 95 (10/96):316-21.

Vidal-Hall, J. "Anna Politkovskaya, a journalist with the Russian weekly Novaya Gazeta, whose credentials were withdrawn by Russian authorities over her outspoken reports from Chechnya," Index on Censorship 30,2 (3-4/01):16-17.

Ward, Olivia. "Letters from Chechnya: walnuts & sunflower seeds," New Internationalist (3/95):3.

__________. "Letter from Ingushetia: Dzamilla's degree," New Internationalist (4/95):3.

__________. "Letter from Chechnya: mountains & miracles," New Internationalist (12/95):3.

__________. "Ruslan's war," New Internationalist (3/96):15-16.

__________. "Letter from Chechnya: dust & memories," New Internationalist (10/96): 3.

__________. "Letter from Ingushetia: an atheist of happiness," New Internationalist (12/96):3.

Weir, Fred. "Forgotten war. As the conflict in Chechnya worsens, the media ignores it," In These Times (9/3/01):3-4.

__________. "Forgotten land. Chechnya remains mired in misery," In These Times (3/18/02):6-7.

Weir, Fred. "Chechnya's troubled election," Christian Science Monitor (9/17/03):6.

Wines, Michael. "War on terror casts Chechen conflict in a new light," NY Times (12/9/01).

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Ahmed, Akbar. Islam under Siege: Living Dangerously in a Post-Honor World (NY: Polity, 2003).

Bertsch, Gary K. et al. (eds.) Crossroads & Conflict: Security & Foreign Policy in the Caucasus & Central Asia (NY: Routledge, 1999).

Dunlop, John B. Russia Confronts Chechnya: Roots of a Separatist Conflict (NY: Cambridge, 1998).

Gall, Carlotta. Chechnya: A Small Victorious War (London, 1997). !!!!

Gall, Carlotta & Thomas de Waal. Chechnya: Calamity in the Caucasus (NY: NYU, 1998).

Jonson, Lena & Murad Esenovfind Chechnya: The International Community & Strategies for Peace & Stability (Stockholm, 2000).

Lieven, Anatol. Chechnya: Tombstone of Russian Power (New Haven, 1998).

Nikolaev, Yu. V. Chechen Tragedy: Who Is to Blame? (Commack NY, 1996).

Nivat, A. Chienne-de-guerre: A Woman Behind the Lines of War in Chechnya (NY: Public Affairs, 2001).

O'Ballance, Edgar. Wars in the Caucasus, 1990-1995 (NY: NYU, 1997).

Politkovskaya, Anna. A Dirty War: A Russian Reporter in Chechnya (London: Harvill, 2001).

US Congress. Commission on Security & Cooperation in Europe. The Chechen Crisis & its Implications for Russian Democracy [Hearing on 11/3/99] (Washington, 2000).

US Congress. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. Chechnya: Implications for Russia & the Caucasus [Hearing on 11/4/99] (Washington, 2000).

Seely, Robert. The Russian-Chechen Conflict, 1800-2000. A Deadly Embrace (Portland OR, 2001).

Tillett, Lowell R. The Great Friendship: Soviet Historians on the Non-Russian Nationalities (Chapel Hill, 1969).

Van der Leeuw, Charles. Storm over the Caucasus: In the Wake of Independence (NY: St. Martin's, 1998).

In the Library: Fiction

Tolstoy, Leo. "Hadji Murad," in Great Short Works of Leo Tolstoy (NY, 1967).

CD & Audio:

Film & Video:

"Chechnya" [1996], by Globalvision with Thirteen-WNET, 27m. From Global Communications Foundation.

"A Child's Century of War" [2001], dir. Shelley Saywell, 90m. From First Run/Icarus. Accounts in children's voices of conflicts in Chechnya, Sierra Leone & the West Bank.

"Islamic Resurgence & Holy War: The Former Soviet Union & Indonesia," [200?], 52m. From Films for the Humanities & Sciences.

"Prisoner of the Mountains" [1996], dir. Sergei Bodrov, 98m. In video stores. Based on Tolstoy story "Hadji Murad," about 19th-century Russian soldiers who learn to respect Chechen way of life after being taken prisoner by them.

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