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The Journal of Military History, October, 2011

” a first-rate study that is part history, part counterinsurgency theory, and part predictive analysis… The North Caucasus is a complex and bewildering ethnic and cultural mix that is hard for a foreigner to understand. Robert Schaefer has done much to overcome this through his thorough research and balanced approach. His history of the region and the post-Soviet phase is especially well done. This is definitely a good book and well worth reading. Although the author is military, it is a pleasant read and does not have the alphabet soup of acronyms that is too common with military writers… I strongly recommend this book ┬áto students of insurgency, counterinsurgency and history. There are already several good books out there on Chechnya. This one joins that group.”


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