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Chechenisation: Lessons for U.S. Counterinsurgents

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dc.contributor.advisor Hamner, Christopher Straskulic, Robert
dc.creator Straskulic, Robert 2019-07-29 2019-10-11T18:51:41Z
dc.description This thesis has been embargoed for 10 years and will not be available until July 2029 at the earliest. en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis describes the Russian Chechenization Policies successfully implemented in Chechnya since 2000. Chechenization is responsible for bringing stability to Chechnya following two devastating wars. The key to Chechenization was the graduation transition of responsibility for counterinsurgency operations to the pro-Russian militias loyal to the current President of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov. By implementing a robust counter-ideology campaign, based on traditional Chechen Sufi Islam, Kadyrov has been able to increase the legitimacy of his regime and deprive the insurgency of its moral base. The reliance on indigenous forces employing coercive methods created a system of completive control where the regime has dominated the population, preventing the insurgency from executing sophisticated and coordinated attacks. This thesis is slated to be a reference and resource for U.S. military officers and policy makers who are currently conducting counterinsurgency operations around the globe.
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Chechnya en_US
dc.subject Ramzan Kadyrov en_US
dc.subject Chechenisation en_US
dc.subject counterinsurgency en_US
dc.subject Field Manual (FM 3-24) en_US
dc.title Chechenisation: Lessons for U.S. Counterinsurgents en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies en_US Master's en_US Interdisciplinary Studies en_US George Mason University en_US
dc.description.embargo 2029-07-29

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