Russian-Speaking Networks in Western Europe
"This is an extensively researched examination of the threats presented by the convergence of transnational organized crime and jihadist terrorism as embodied by the illicit activities by Caucasus- and Central Asian-based Russian-speaking social networks that operate within their Western European diasporas. As a Swedish academic, the author also focuses on their illicit activities in Sweden, using court cases as empirical evidence to illuminate the magnitude of the threat they pose to the country." Perspectives of Terrorism Volume 13, Issue 1 (February 2019)
Michael Fredholm is Professor and Head of Research and Development at IRI, Stockholm, Sweden. He is the editor of Understanding Lone Actor Terrorism: Past Experience, Future Outlook, and Response Strategies (Routledge, 2016).
Preface 1. Introduction 2. Crime-Terror Interaction 3. Thieves within the Law and Organized Crime in Post-Soviet Space 4. Origins of Russian-speaking Jihadist Terrorism 5. Wolves of Chechnya and Separatism in Northern Caucasus 6. Confrontation in the Central Asian Republics 7. The Caucasus Emirate 8. Online Presence from the ChRI to Kavkaz Center 9. Convergence as a Diaspora Response 10. Lessons from Russian-speaking Transnational Organized Crime and Jihadist Terrorist Cases in Sweden 11. Implications for Counterterrorism and Policing