War and Peace in the Caucasus: Russia's Troubled Frontier

War and Peace in the Caucasus: Russia's Troubled Frontier

by Vicken Cheterian
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231700644

ISBN-13: 9780231700641

Pub. Date: 02/24/2009

Publisher: Columbia University Press

After the collapse of the Soviet Union the Caucasus was wracked by ethnic and separatist violence as the peoples of the region struggled for self-determination. Vicken Cheterian, who spent many years as a reporter and analyst covering the region's conflicts, asks why nationalism emerged as a dominant political current, and why, of the many nationalist movements

Overview

After the collapse of the Soviet Union the Caucasus was wracked by ethnic and separatist violence as the peoples of the region struggled for self-determination. Vicken Cheterian, who spent many years as a reporter and analyst covering the region's conflicts, asks why nationalism emerged as a dominant political current, and why, of the many nationalist movements that emerged, some led to violence while others did not. He explains also why minority rebellions were victorious against larger armies, in mountainous Karabakh, Abkhazia, and in the first war of Chechnya, and discusses the ongoing instability and armed resistance in the North Caucasus. He concludes his book by examining chapters the great power competition between Russia, the US, and the EU over the oil and gas resources of the Caspian region.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231700641
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
02/24/2009
Series:
Columbia/Hurst Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction
• C. 1 The End of the Soviet Union and the Rise of Nationalism
• C. 2 History, Intellectuals and Conflicts in the Caucasus
• C. 3 The Karabakh Conflict
• C. 4 Georgia, From National Liberation to State Collapse and Back
• C. 5 The Second Caucasian War
• C. 6 Sources of Conflict: Mass Trauma, Mobilization, Repression
• C. 7 Failure of Diplomacy
• C. 8 Oil, Pipelines and the New Geopolitics
• Epilogue
• Further Reading
• Index

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