Wars in the Caucasus, 1990-1995

Wars in the Caucasus, 1990-1995

by Edgar O'Ballance

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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.

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ISBN-13: 9781349142293
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/01/1997
Edition description: 1st ed. 1997
Pages: 238
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.

Table of Contents

List of Maps - Preface - Acknowledgements - List of Abbreviations - Chronology A - Chronology B - Chronology C - Chronology D - Dissolution of the Soviet Union - Armenia and Azerbaijan - Multi-Party Politics: 1990-2 - Competing Warlords: 1993-5 - Georgia - Shevardnadze - Turbulent Georgia: 1993-4 - President Shevardnadze: 1995 - The Chechen Syndrome - Operation Wave - The Struggle for Chechenya - Retrospect and Prospect - Bibliography - Index

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