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Paul Manning – Folklore and Terror in Georgia’s ‘Notorious’ Pankisi Gorge: The Ethnography of State Violence at the Margins of the Nation

Paul Manning – Folklore and Terror in Georgia’s ‘Notorious’ Pankisi Gorge: The Ethnography of State Violence at the Margins of the Nation

One of the more curious side effects of the “branding” of localities in the War on Terror was the production of certain kinds of fantastic places, such that certain otherwise unremarkable places… Read more »

Wendell Steavenson – Stories I Stole

Wendell Steavenson – Stories I Stole

After working for Time magazine in London, Wendell Steavenson spent two years in the former Soviet republic of Georgia. Stories I Stole captures the exuberance of a fledgling nation of… Read more »

Jaba Devdariani & Blanka Hancilova – Georgia’s Pankisi Gorge: Russian, US, and European Connections

Jaba Devdariani & Blanka Hancilova – Georgia’s Pankisi Gorge: Russian, US, and European Connections

The first part of this CEPS policy brief provides background information on the Pankisi Gorge, analyses the weakness of the Georgian armed forces, the motives and details of US-Georgian security assistance and… Read more »

Shorena Kurtsikidze and Vakhtang Chikovani – Georgia’’s Pankisi Gorge: An Ethnographic Survey

Shorena Kurtsikidze and Vakhtang Chikovani – Georgia’’s Pankisi Gorge: An Ethnographic Survey

This paper presents an ethnography of the various groups of the Pankisi Gorge, in particular of the Kist ethnic group. The authors discuss the migration of the various ethnic groups… Read more »

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