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The road to war in the Balkans and Caucasus

had links with the Dagestani raions of Kyzylyurt, Khasavyurt and Buinaksk. Throughout 1998 the three villages (auls) of Karamakhi, Kadar and Chabanmakhi became centres of Salafi religious activity, housing the young Jordanian ideologue Abdurakhman, who had relocated from Chechnya after the battle of Gudermes. The agenda of Chechen and Dagestani unification – formalised politically in an announcement by Basayev on 9 February 1999 – was further reinforced by Udugov and Khattab’s decision to use digital media to promote the Salafi agenda, helping establish the Kavkaz

in Contemporary violence

organisers and activists, Squire and Bagelman ( 2012 : 155) remark: City of Sanctuary promotes a culture of hospitality toward those taking sanctuary across diverse sites, such as local businesses or workplaces, community cafés and religious congregations. This entails a range of practices, such as the placing of signs on the window sills of various community buildings, shops, student unions and offices around Sheffield which bear the words: ‘We welcome asylum-seekers and refugees

in Sanctuary cities and urban struggles
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Quiet diplomacy, SALT II and the invasion of Afghanistan, 1979–1980

first time since the end of the Second World War, Soviet authorities were assuming a more conciliatory attitude towards Jewish culture. After decades of assimilation and denial of Soviet Jews’ identity, the Kremlin had now authorized the reopening of a few Jewish theatres and was not obstructing the circulation of religious books. The Jewish minority remained one of the most discriminated against, the NCSJ concluded, but the Soviet authorities’ attitude now seemed more tolerant. 35 Other NGOs favoured Carter’s shift to quiet diplomacy because they had traditionally

in A precarious equilibrium