War and Peace in the Caucasus: Ethnic Conflict and the New Geopolitics

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Columbia University, 2008 - History - 395 pages
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Having spent decades reporting on conflicts in Georgia and Chechnya, Vicken Cheterian provides an authoritative account of ethno-nationalistic strife in the Caucasus since the collapse of the Soviet Union. He investigates why some nationalist movements became violent while others did not and explores various secessionist rebellions in the region. He also discusses ongoing instability in the North Caucasus, Georgia, and Armenia, and analyzes the competition between Western powers and a newly resurgent Russia for the Caucasus's hydrocarbon resources.

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Vicken Cheterian is a Geneva-based consultant specializing in Caucasus-related research projects.

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