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Johan Galtung – Some Observations on the Caucasus

Johan Galtung – Some Observations on the Caucasus

In this text of a lecture delivered by Johan Galtung in Tbilisi 1997, the author discusses issues of conflict and cooperation in Caucasus. In the first part he identifies the… Read more »

Stephen F. Jones – Georgia Through a Glass, Darkly

Stephen F. Jones – Georgia Through a Glass, Darkly

Since the break-up of the USSR, the South Caucasus has trodden a chequered path, both political and economic. Is democracy really what the people want? Or just what Western donors and investors… Read more »

Neal Ascherson – After the Revolution

Neal Ascherson – After the Revolution

The thick description of the post-rose revolutionary Georgia from the different angles, including comments by diverse individuals (Mikhail Saakashvili, Sergei Shamba, Ghia Nodia, Dato Turashvili, Davit Lortkipanidze) by renowned British journalist Neal… Read more »

Charles King – The Five-Day War

Charles King – The Five-Day War

At first glance, the Russian-Georgian war of August 2008 seemed little more than the stuff of adventure-book fantasy: a reawakened empire going to battle against an old viceroyalty over a… Read more »

Thomas de Waal – So Long, Saakashvili

Thomas de Waal – So Long, Saakashvili

Saakashvili used charm as the centerpiece of his grand strategy for winning over the West. The question is not why this strategy failed but why it lasted as long as it… Read more »

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