Islamic Terror Organizations in Northern Caucasus: Influence of Exogenous Factor

DOI: 10.20542/0131-2227-2012-10-13-20

I. Dobaev, Southern Federal University. 105/42, Bolshaya Sadovaya Str., Rostov-on-Don, 344006, Russian Federation (

Abstract. Modern terrorism does not lock itself in the framework of a particular region. The activities of certain terror groups is extremely decentralized, there is a regular communication via the Internet. This particularly applies to radical Islamist groups. Terrorists flow from one country to another, the youth is travelling for study in spiritual centers of Islamic education in Arab countries. The article is devoted to the analysis of the Caucasus Emirate which turned to become an important network structure of radical Islamists.

Keywords: terrorism, extremist organizations, global Jihad terror network, Islamism, Muslim Brotherhood, Al-Qaida, Northern Caucasus, "Caucasus Emirate", decentralization, network structure, integration

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For citation:
Dobaev I. Islamic Terror Organizations in Northern Caucasus: Influence of Exogenous Factor. World Eonomy and International Relations, 2012, no. 10, pp. 13-20.

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