English-Language Websites Reporting on the North Caucasus

A list of English-language websites that provide detailed coverage of events in the North Caucasus. 

Such coverage is very limited and much less than Russian-language reporting (itself limited for a mixture of political and economic reasons). If there are any I’ve missed, please let me know via email or Twitter.

Regular Coverage

Caucasian Knot http://www.eng.kavkaz-uzel.eu Founded: 2001

Founder: Memorial

Chief editor: Gregory Shvedov

Coverage: North and South Caucasus, daily

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty – North Caucasus Service https://www.rferl.org/p/5494.html Founded: 2002

Founder: US Broadcasting Board of Governors

Coverage: North Caucasus, daily

OC Media http://oc-media.org Founded: January 2017

Founders: Mari Nikuradze, Dominik K. Cagara, Caroline Sutcliffe

Coverage: North and South Caucasus, daily

 

Occasional coverage:

SOVA Center http://www.sova-center.ru/en/ Founded: 2002

Founders: Panorama Center for Information and Research; Moscow Helsinki Group

Coverage: Reporting on xenophobia, nationalism, extremism, and human rights across Russia, with limited material translated into English

Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI) http://www.rapsinews.com Founded: 2009

Founder: Russian Constitutional Court; Russian Supreme Court; Russian Supreme Commercial Court; RIA Novosti

Coverage: Reporting on court cases and legal reform across Russia

International Crisis Group https://www.crisisgroup.org/europe-central-asia/caucasus/russianorth-caucasus Founded: 1995

Founder: Former high-ranking officials from around the world

Coverage: Publish reports on conflicts around the globe and have authored several detailed reports dedicated to the North Caucasus

Human Rights Watch https://www.hrw.org Founded: 1978

Founder: Robert L. Bernstein

Coverage: Global research and advocacy on human rights issues, including multiple detailed reports on the North Caucasus

Amnesty International www.amnesty.org Founded: 1961

Founder: Peter Benenson

Coverage: Global research and advocacy on human rights issues, including several detailed reports on the North Caucasus

Eurasia Daily Monitor: https://jamestown.org/programs/edm/ Founded: 2004

Founder: Jamestown Foundation

Coverage: Central Asia and the broader Caucasus region, with occasional analytic articles on the North Caucasus

From Chechnya to Syria http://www.chechensinsyria.com Founded: 2013

Founder: Joanna Paraszczuk

Coverage: Focused primarily on Russian-speaking fighters in Syria and Iraq, carries occasional reporting on the North Caucasus

Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst https://www.cacianalyst.org Founded: 2002

Founder: The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and Silk Road Studies Program Joint Center

Coverage: Central Asia and the broader Caucasus region, with occasional analytic articles on the North Caucasus

Open Democracy Russia (oDR) https://www.opendemocracy.net/od-russia Founded: 2001

Founders: Anthony Barnett; David Hayes; Susan Richards; Paul Hilder

 

Coverage: Analysis on politics, civil society, human rights  and culture across Russia and the former Soviet states, with occasional articles on the North Caucasus

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