Conflict Zones: North Caucasus and Western Balkans Compared

Conflict Zones: North Caucasus and Western Balkans Compared

by Janusz Bugajski
     
 

In Conflict Zones, Janusz Bugajski enhances our understanding of the causes and consequences of the current conflicts in the North Caucasus and extrapolates likely scenarios in the region's development. He compares and contrasts conditions in the North Caucasus with the former Yugoslav federation in the Western Balkans, a multi-ethnic state structure that

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Overview

In Conflict Zones, Janusz Bugajski enhances our understanding of the causes and consequences of the current conflicts in the North Caucasus and extrapolates likely scenarios in the region's development. He compares and contrasts conditions in the North Caucasus with the former Yugoslav federation in the Western Balkans, a multi-ethnic state structure that could not contain internally generated political and ethnic disputes.

The book examines five major dimensions of the conflict:

• Relations between the central federal government and the constituent republics

• The importance of ethnic identity in intercommunal relations

• The significance and impact of religious allegiance and radicalism

• The destabilizing regional potential of emerging states

• The role of outside powers in dampening or exacerbating conflicts

The study concludes with a number of recommendations for U.S. policymakers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780983084297
Publisher:
Jamestown Foundation
Publication date:
02/28/2014
Pages:
100
Sales rank:
1,379,416
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Janusz Bugajski is a non-resident senior associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and host of the television show "Bugajski Hour," broadcast in the Balkans. He is the author of eighteen books on Europe, Russia, and transatlantic relations and is a regular contributor to various U.S. and European publications.

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