John B. Dunlop, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, is an expert on Soviet and Russian politics from 1985 to the present, on Russia’s two wars in Chechnya, ethnic Russian nationalism, and the politics of religion in Russia. In early January 2012, Dunlop published The Moscow Bombings of September 1999: Examinations of Russian Terrorist Attacks at the Onset of Vladimir Putin’s Rule, in which he compares the Moscow bombings to the September 11, 2001, attacks in the United States. The Moscow bombings created a fear of terrorism that the Russians had not felt since the Stalin era during the 1930s.
The New York Review of Books recently featured Dunlop’s book in a review by Amy Knight, which said, in part,
“He draws on investigative reporting by Russian journalists, accounts of Russian officials in law enforcement agencies, eyewitness testimony, and the analyses of Western journalists and academics. The evidence he provides makes an overwhelming case that Russian authorities were complicit in these horrific attacks. Dunlop explains why the political situation in which the terrorist attacks took place is crucial for understanding them.”
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