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Neil Hauer

Neil Hauer is a security analyst based in Tbilisi, Georgia. His work focuses on the Syrian conflict, particularly Russia’s role; politics and minorities in the South Caucasus; and violence and politics in the North Caucasus, particularly Chechnya and Ingushetia, where he conducts regular fieldwork. He previously served as senior intelligence analyst at The SecDev Group in Ottawa, Canada. He has consulted for the European Union and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) on radicalization and security.

Russia’s Chechnya Model for Syria Will Only Deepen the Conflict By Neil Hauer - Dec 26, 2018

Russia’s military intervention in Syria has resulted in significant benefit for the Damascus regime. It has seen Syrian government forces regain control of most of the country, conquering Aleppo, the ISIS-held central desert and most rebel strongholds. But while battlefield conquests are straightforward, a wider resolution of the conflict is not. Major issues – involving … Continue reading “Russia’s Chechnya Model for Syria Will Only Deepen the Conflict”