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The Boston bombings, North Caucasus & U.S.-Russian relations

In the days following the dramatic manhunt in Boston for surviving terrorism suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, questions have multiplied regarding the significance of the Tsarnaev brothers’ Chechen roots. Thus far, it isn’t clear whether this connection played any role in their fatal attack on the city last week, but it will likely continue to be investigated in the weeks to come.... Read more»

Boston bombings

Bombing suspects echo home-grown terrorists in Madrid, London

As an eighth-grader in a Cambridge public school, suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was quiet, friendly, spoke good English and seemed at home in his adopted country. While hundreds of police officers pursued the 19-year-old during a nationally-televised rampage across Boston Friday, a former classmate recounted memories of the refugee who, according to counterterror officials, became a U.S. citizen on an ironic date: Sept. 11, 2012.... Read more»1

Russia links bin Laden manhunt to its own anti-terror operations

The fight against terrorism is a rare spot of agreement between Russia and the United States in foreign affairs. The Kremlin on Monday issued an emotional congratulations to the United States on the killing of Osama bin Laden, linking the event to its own long struggle with terror.... Read more»

Moscovites familiar with terror

Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up inside the Moscow metro at the start of rush hour Monday morning, killing at least 39 people and injuring dozens more. ... Read more»