“There is a mass of evidence about the strategic cooperation of the Kremlin and ‘the Islamic State,’ about the conscious dispatch by the FSB of Caucasus militants into its ranks, about the use by Moscow of terrorists as an instrument for weakening and destroying the West” and also about Putin’s use of terrorism to build his increasingly vicious state at home.
Source: Putin Using All Means Against The West – Including Islamist Terrorism – Piontkovsky Says 12/12/2016
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Satter, David. “Putin is No Partner on Terrorism: It’s a Mistake for Washington to Count Moscow an Ally.” Foreign Affairs, December 22, 2016.