Joss Meakins

Joss Meakins is a graduate student of Russian security and defense policy at New York's Columbia University. Prior to Columbia, he studied Russian at Cambridge. His research interests are NATO-Russia relations, counterinsurgency, and reforms in Ukraine. He has previously been published in the Kyiv Post.

Western scholars have seemed reluctant to engage with Chechnya as a COIN success. Such hesitancy may be partly due to the extreme unpalatability of Russian tactics.