The Israilov Case and Human Rights in Chechnya
On November 26, 2010, the first part of the trial concerning the murder of a Chechen refugee, Umar Israilov, ended in Vienna. Israilov was killed in January 2009 in what is claimed to have been a failed kidnapping by a group of Chechen exiles. The murder is allegedly politically motivated and instigated by the Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov as a response to the victim’s complaint to the European Court of Human Rights. The complaint implicated Kadyrov and the Chechen leadership, as well as the Russian security forces, in massive human rights violations during and after the armed conflicts in the region.
China in Eurasia: Revisiting BRI amidst the Russia-Ukraine Crisis
This paper discusses China’s trade and connectivity plans under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in the Eurasian region and the impact of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on Chinese […]
European Economic Self-defense in the Face of Authoritarianism
Economic coercion by states has always been present in one form or the other, but the challenges have escalated to an unprecedented level in today’s globalized economy. Most notably, as […]
Turkey’s Opposition Can’t Win Without the Working Class
Kemal Kilicdaroglu, the leader of Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), has a realistic chance of defeating President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the upcoming presidential election on May 14. […]