Armenian fighters tell VICE World News stories of brutal abuse at the hands of soldiers from Azerbaijan following the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh.
Olia Hercules retraced a family journey she made as a child from Ukraine to Georgia and Azerbaijan, exploring the spice-laden, pistachio-flecked cuisine of the Caucasus.
The finest dank the Caucasus had to offer.
Russian authorities say three gunmen who killed one sightseer and wounded 11 others in Dagestan belonged to a militant group that has pledged allegiance to IS.
The rising tension between Turkey and Russia has raised fears of a proxy war in the Caucasus between the two tiny former Soviet republics.
Analysts suggest that the Islamic State could fill a power void in the region's simmering insurgency and eventually help fund and organize attacks on Moscow and other cities around Russia.
The arrest of two Chechens has given rise to a theory that they had acted out of anger over Nemtsov's support of 'Charlie Hebdo,' though it has also raised the possibility that Ramzan Kadyrov could be connected to the murder.
As fighters from the Caucasus flock to IS, Putin's man in Grozny will do anything to stop the rekindling of an Islamist insurgency in his fiefdom — even turn off the internet.
Chechnya's president denied sending armed men to fight in Ukraine — but they are there anyway.
Vladimir Putin guaranteed the Sochi Olympics would be safe from terrorism, and he's gone to great lengths to make good on his promise.
The hastily done, poorly executed construction projects in Sochi could have given regional terrorists the perfect cover to plan and set up an attack at the Olympics.