Tag: Islam

Islam and North Caucasus
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis Caucasus Kavkaz Files ISSN 2975-0474 Russia Ukraine

North Caucasus’Role in the Competition Between Russia and Ukraine Over the Islamic World

In the ongoing contest between Russia and Ukraine for endorsement from the Islamic world, the North Caucasus emerges as a critical asset in the Kremlin’s strategic arsenal. It serves as a linchpin for Moscow’s domestic political efforts in managing a diverse, multireligious, and multiethnic society, while also underpinning Russia’s foreign policy activities directed towards the Arab-Muslim world.

Qatar Flag
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis Central Asia Middle East

Qatar’s Central Asian Diplomatic Blitz: A New Era of Opportunity

Qatar’s recent diplomatic foray into Central Asia by the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani marked a significant step in the nation’s regional foreign policy.

Muslim world
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis Middle East Russia Ukraine

Ukraine – Russia conflict and the Muslim world

The KazanForum 2023 and Zelensky’s visit to Jeddah during the Arab League summit underlined how strategic is the Muslim world for Russia and Ukraine.

Supreme Mufti Kazakhstan SpecialEurasia March 2023
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Central Asia Monitoring & Analysis

Islam in Kazakhstan: an interview with the Supreme Mufti Nauryzbai kazhy Taganuly

SpecialEurasia Managing Director, Silvia Boltuc, met in Astana the Chairman of the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of Kazakhstan, Supreme Mufti Nauryzbai kazhy Taganuly, to discuss the role of Islam in the country and the relations between the Kazakh Muslim umma (community) and other Muslim countries.

Chechen troops
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis Russia Ukraine

Ukraine conflict and Muslim ‘mujahideen’ among the Russian forces

Since several Muslim soldiers are fighting in Ukraine among the ranks of the Russian troops, there is considerable debate and propaganda if they can be considered ‘mujahideen’ who fight in ‘the path of Allah’ or ‘disbelievers’.

Russian Muslim organisations meeting
Posted in Caucasus Kavkaz Files ISSN 2975-0474 Monitoring & Analysis Russia Ukraine

Ukraine conflict, the North Caucasus, and Russian Muslim leaders’ support to the Kremlin

Since the Ukraine conflict has attracted foreign fighters and the Russian Armed Forces have among their soldiers Muslim believers, the leaders of the Russian Muslim organisations released a statement supporting the Kremlin.

Copertina Storia del Caucaso bifolchi e1643702349855
Posted in Our Readings Caucasus Monitoring & Analysis Russia

“Storia del Caucaso del Nord tra presenza russa, Islam e terrorismo” di Giuliano Bifolchi

Giuliano Bifolchi, Research Manager di SpecialEurasia, analizza il processo storico, culturale e religioso della regione nord caucasica nel suo libro “Storia del Caucaso del Nord tra presenza russa, Islam e terrorismo” pubblicato da Anteo Edizioni.

Moscows mosque
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis Russia

Islam in Russia and the fight against terrorism: meeting with Albir Krganov

Even though Islam is one of the main national confessions in Russia, the Kremlin has faced internal problems such as Islamophobia related to the terrorist attacks and jihadist propaganda disseminated on Russian soil.