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.
Four ‘global paradigms’ in Georgian political culture appear to affect or to have affected Georgian foreign policy making. They are religion, attitudes towards the ‘West’, pan-Caucasianism and anti-Russianism, as revealed by evidence from three recently written Georgian national security documents. Although the importance of culture in Georgian foreign policy decision making should not be overrated, it has an important place among Georgian political elites in defining their regional and international environment.
Jones, S. (2003). The role of cultural paradigms in Georgian foreign policy. Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics, 19(3), 83-110
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