Join Newlines Institute’s Hassan Hassan for a discussion with Thomas Hegghammer on his latest book, “The Caravan: Abdallah Azzam and the Rise of Global Jihad”, to understand where jihadism came from and why it emerged when it did. In his book, Thomas Hegghammer returns to the 1970s and 1980s in search of the roots of the transnational jihadi movement.
In this episode of the Russia in Context Podcast, host Jeff Hawn talks with researchers Ivan Klyszcz and Harold Chambers about issues affecting the North Caucasus region. Their discussion focuses on the threat of insurgency, the October riot at a Dagestani airport, and the effects of the war in Ukraine on the region.
In episode 3 of the Russia in Context series, host Jeff Hawn sits down with Nick Trickett and Yakov Feygin, associate director of the Berggruen Institute. In addition to the modern state of the Russian economy, the trio discusses the evolution of the post-Soviet Russian economy, cyclic trends in its development, and how Russia has reacted to sanctions regimes.
In this second episode of the Russia in Context podcast, host Jeff Hawn continues the conversation with Aram Shabanian; Kirill Shamiev, and Sim Tack, to discuss the ongoing Russo-Ukrainian war, the leadup to hostilities, the performance of the Russian military thus far, and what may unfold next.