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Security concerns loom in North Caucasus ahead of 2014 Winter Olympics
The two brothers suspected of setting off the bombs in Boston are ethnic Chechens with ties to neighboring Dagestan, an even more volatile, semi-autonomous republic. And the 2014 Olympics are being held in the resort city of Sochi on the Black Sea, close to the Caucasus.
Earlier this month, both the director of America’s FBI and the prime minister of Britain visited Sochi to discuss security at the Olympic games.
This week on Global Journalist, we’ll dig into the roots of terrorism in the North Caucasus, and the strong presence of Islamic militants fighting Moscow's rule. In the second half of the program, we’ll discuss the proposed shield law to protect U.S. reporters, with the president of the Society of Professional Journalists.
Alexey Malashenko, Scholar-in-residence, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Thomas de Waal, Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Sonny Albarado, President, Society of Professional Journalists
Note: There is no video for this episode of Global Journalist.