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Cory Welt – The Thawing of a Frozen Conflict: the Internal Security Dilemma and the 2004 Prelude to the Russo-Georgian War

Cory Welt – The Thawing of a Frozen Conflict: the Internal Security Dilemma and the 2004 Prelude to the Russo-Georgian War

While the proximate causes of the 2008 Russo–Georgian war have yet to be satisfactorily investigated, an assessment of an earlier occasion of conflict in South Ossetia in 2004 can lay… Read more »

Ghia Nodia – Causes and Visions of Conflict in Abkhazia

Ghia Nodia – Causes and Visions of Conflict in Abkhazia

This paper analyzes the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict from the perspective of four major players (the Georgians, the Abkhaz, the Russians, and the West). It also explains the formation of the Georgian and Abkhaz… Read more »

Neil MacFarlane – Democratization, Nationalism and Regional Security in the Southern Caucasus

Neil MacFarlane – Democratization, Nationalism and Regional Security in the Southern Caucasus

This article focuses on political transformation in the South Caucasus and its implications for regional security. It argues that the democratization of the region’s politics in the late Soviet and… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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