Transcaucasian boundaries" provides the first insights into the geopolitical dynamics in this ethnically diverse and turbulent region of the former Soviet Union. The interplay between the former controlling powers of Iran, Turkey and Russia is examined, and the conflicts in Nagorno-Karabagh, Ossetia and Abkhazia are subject to expert analysis. The roles of Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia are considered in detail, their relative weakness having held back the transition towards democratic free-market entities of pluralist composition. Questions of minority rights, territorial settlement and the inviolability of state borders are central to an understanding of this part of the world; these issues are manifest all too violently when combined with the nationalist forces prevalent throughout Transcaucasia. All students of geopolitics and ethnic issues will find this volume a worthwhile contribution to understanding the complex geopolitical problems of a richly diverse and fascinating region.
Was andere dazu sagen - Rezension schreiben
Andere Ausgaben - Alle anzeigen
Abkhaz Abkhazians administrative agreement andthe Ankara Armenia and Azerbaijan Armenian asthe atthe Autonomous Oblast autonomous republics Azeri Baku Bolsheviks borders bythe Caucasian cent Central century Chechens Chechnya Communist conflict Cooperation cultural December declared dispute eastern economic empire Erevan ethnic February forces foreign fromthe frontier Gamsakhurdia Ganja geopolitical Georgian Georgian language Gorbachev Guberniate hadbeen Ibid independence inGeorgia inthe intothe Iran Iran’s Iranian Islamic issue January Kartvelians khanate language leaders London melikdoms meliks Menshevik military Mingrelians minority Moscow mountainous Karabakh Muslim NagornoKarabakh Nakhichevan nationalist nationstate neighbouring nonRussians north Caucasus northern November ofthe onthe parliament parties Persian political population problem province region Russian empire Russian Federation September Shevardnadze Shusha Siunik South Ossetians Soviet Union status Stepanakert Sukhum Supreme Soviet TASS Tbilisi Tehran territory thatthe theAbkhazians theArmenian theGeorgian theRussian theSoviet tobe tothe Transcaucasia treaty troops Tskhinvali Turkey Turkey’s Turkish USSR wasthe Western withthe Yeltsin