Could the Arab unrest spread to the Caucasus?

More than three months after North Africa’s first popular uprising caught the world off guard by toppling Tunisia’s long-standing leader, unrest continues to rage across the region. Many in Russia fear rising discontent in the Caucasus, a mainly Muslim region that straddles Russia’s southern border. Viktor Nadein-Rayevsky, a senior fellow at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences, explains why he thinks the situation in the region is so far under control.

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