North Caucasus Weekly was the foundation’s special coverage of the crisis in the breakaway republic. Its mission is to inform policymakers, the media, and the public of developments in Chechnya, discuss the origins of the conflict and explore the possibilities for peace. Beginning January 2003 with Volume IV, North Caucasus Weekly is researched and written by Lawrence A. Uzzell, a senior Jamestown Foundation fellow who opened Jamestown’s Moscow office in 1992. A specialist in the former Soviet Union since 1989, a Yale graduate and widely published in the American, British and Russian media, Uzzell is President of International Religious Freedom Watch (formerly Keston USA). Volumes I through III of North Caucasus Weekly, which span 2000-2002, were researched and written by John Dunlop of the Hoover Institute at Stanford University. Dunlop has been a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University since 1983 and served as member of the Committee of Visitors of the Davis Center for Russian Studies at Harvard University.