As Soviet Communism dissolved it was replaced in the Caucasus by nationalism enabling the Republics of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia to obtain independence: Chechenya is still fighting on. War between Armenia and Azerbaijan started immediately over the Azeri administered Nagorno-Karabakh and Nakhicheven enclaves within Armenia, which has already cost over 30,000 lives, and displaced a million people. Warlord-ridden Georgia erupted into civil war for central power, while the countryside lay in the grip of ethnic groups and bandit gangs, its Muslim Abkhazia province, aided by Russians, fought a three-year separatist war that remains a stalemate.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan UK|
|Edition description:||1st ed. 1997|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Edgar O'Ballance is a free-lance journalist, a member of both the International Institute for Strategic Studies and the Royal United Services Institute for Defense Studies, and a former Chairman of the London-based Military Commentators' Circle.