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From the Publisher"This book’s develops into a first-class, original study of the Russian Caucasus during its first years of detachment from the Soviet Union."
"With his exciting narratives and compelling analysis of the twentieth century's ‘Caucasian Wars,’ Zürcher brings events on the periphery of Europe into the mainstream of social science and comparative politics. Disputing existing explanations of internal wars, he shows that rather than mountainous terrain or poverty, a more powerful causal explanation of civil bloodletting can be located in state capacities and the abilities of combatants to finance their struggles. This book is sure to stir debate."
-Ronald Grigor Suny,University of Michigan
"These well-written chapters provide plenty of detail and analysis, displaying the author’s deep understanding of the realities of these extremely chaotic and uncertain times in the Caucasus. The Post-Soviet Wars is an interesting read and remains relevant for understanding the contemporary dynamic in the Caucasus."-The Russia and Eurasia Review