The conventional explanation for the Caucasian conflicts stresses the combination of local ancient hatreds and Moscow’s secret meddling. In this article, Georgi Derluguian argues that this explanation is both incorrect and an impediment to finding a durable, peaceful solution and provides an attempt to revisit these arguments and existing contradictory narratives from the opponents in the Abkhazia conflict.
Derluguian, G. (2000). The forgotten Abkhazia: anatomy of post-socialist ethnic war. PONARS Policy Memo, 163.