In 2006, I published a book containing a lengthy chapter entitled “Beslan: Russia’s 9/11?” that was devoted to the September 2004 Beslan hostage crisis. The chapter examined all of the available information concerning the terrorist episode that had come to light in the period from September 2004 through December 2005.
Following the appearance of this volume, I expanded my research into the Beslan incident and we know a great deal more today concerning the Beslan incident than we did five years ago due in large part to the relentless digging carried out by North Ossetian and Russian women.
John B. Dunlop – Stanford University
Published by CDDRL Working Papers, July 2009