On April 14th, The Jamestown Foundation held a half-day conference entitled “Sadullaev’s Caucasian Front: Prospects for the Next Nalchik” at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. The first speaker was Ivan Sventsistsky, a Moscow-based journalist and regular contributor to the Jamestown publications Eurasia Daily Monitor and Chechnya Weekly. Also present was Andrew McGregor, Director of Aberfoyle International Security in Toronto, Canada and a recognized expert on Islamic networks in the North Caucasus.
Independent American journalist Kelly McEvers complemented these analytical presentations with an account of her recent detention by Russian officials while reporting in Dagestan. Finally, the conference featured Mairbek Vatchagaev, a Chechen historian and doctoral candidate at the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Science in Paris, France. Over seventy guests attended the event, including numerous representatives from U.S. government agencies and media from OTR, Voice of America and the Washington Post. For the full Event Briefing, please download the PDF version by clicking here.
The Choate Room (1st Floor)
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
1779 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.