Small Nations and Great Powers: A Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict in the Caucasus

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Routledge, 2005 M06 28 - 480 pages
Introduces the geographical, historical and ethno-linguistic framework of the Caucasus, focusing on the Russian incorporation of the region, the root most conflicts; analyses individual conflicts, from their origins to the attempts at resolving them; analyses the role of the three regional powers (Turkey, Iran and Russia); and sets out a synthesis of the Caucasian conflicts and a conclusion on the place of the Caucasus in world affairs.
 

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Contents

a region in conflict
1
underlying factors in the Caucasian conflicts
11
3 The ArmenianAzerbaijani conflict over NagornoKarabakh
47
from unitary dreams to an asymmetric federation?
129
5 Russias war with Chechnya
185
6 Conflicts in the North Caucasus
241
priority to Azerbaijan
275
a reluctant neighbour
307
a retreating hegemonic power
323
towards engagement
357
from backwater to centrestage?
383
Notes
403
Bibliography
457
Index
477
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