The Society of International Affairs in Gothenburg welcomes you to our first lecture of the fall semester!
Since the onset of the second Chechen war in 1999 the region of Northern Caucasus has been plagued by a prolonged military insurgency that has claimed hundreds of lives. Although former president Dmitriy Medvedev declared victory and a subsequent end to the military campaigns in 2009, the insurgency continues with attacks and explosions occurring on a daily basis.
With only five months left to the long-anticipated winter games in Sochi the Russian government has once again stepped up the military campaign to prevent a potential terrorist attack at the site. How did the region end up in such an unstable and volatile condition? Who are the insurgents and how are they combated by the federal security services? What do they want to achieve and most importantly do they represent any real threat to the upcoming winter games in Sochi next year?
Patrik Jotun has for the last 15 years been employed as an analyst at the Swedish Armed Forces where he mainly specialized in the Caucasus region and Central
Asia. Currently Mr. Jotun is a senior analyst at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs specializing in Russia.
The lecture will be held in English.
Entrance fee is 20 SEK, free for members of the Society of International Affairs (UF).
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Göteborg, Sprängkullsgatan 25
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