A View from the South: Reflections on Dagestan

A View from the South: Reflections on Dagestan

Edward C. Holland

Edward C. Holland

Edward C. Holland is Assistant Professor of Geography in the Department of Geosciences at the University of Arkansas. His research interests range across a variety of topics, including political violence, religion, and critical geopolitics, and are generally focused on the Russian Federation. He has recently published on these topics in Problems of Post-Communism, Europe-Asia Studies, and forthcoming in the Annals of the American Association of Geographers. He was lead editor on Questioning Post-Soviet, published by the Kennan Institute to mark the 25th anniversary of the USSR's breakup.
Edward C. Holland

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BY EDWARD C. HOLLAND In Dagestan’s capital of Makhachkala, a wind from the north is called an Ivan, from the south a Mohammed. These names underscore the liminal position of the republic between Russia’s Orthodox core and the Muslim Middle…