Codes and Violence during the Chechen Wars

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Souleimanov, Emil Aslan & Huseyn Aliyev, How Socio-Cultural Codes Shaped Violent Mobilization and Pro-Insurgent Support in the Chechen Wars London, UK / Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan / Springer Nature – International Publishing, 2017, 79 pages. Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-52916-5. ISBN e-book: 978-3-

This major review essay is an adapted and enlarged version of my review published in the peer-reviewed journal Terrorism and Political Violence (2021); this essay here includes additional observations and source references, including some of my own publications. My major article on ‘Chechen Clans and Other Kin Groups in Times of War and Peace’ in the Winter 2020 issue of our journal already contains some of my observations on several of Souleimanov’s and Aliyev’s works discussed much more elaborately in this review essay here.

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