How Chechnya's Conflict Became a Global Concern

We should take a careful, measured look at the inevitable talk of the suspected bombers' links to Chechnya.

If anything is to be learned at this point, just days after the bombings at the Boston Marathon, it is that every terrorist attack should be approached as a discrete event, disaggregated from assumptions about groups, "hallmarks" and ethnicity. Just ask the young Saudi man injured by the explosion, whom some in the news media wrongly tagged as a suspect. We should take a careful, measured look at the inevitable talk of the suspected bombers' links to Chechnya.

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