Short, stimulating and rich in detail, The Caucasus is the perfect guide to this fascinating and little understood region. If one of the wars flares up again, it will be essential." Caucasus Times освещает события в Чечне, Ингушетии, Дагестане, Кабардино-Балкарии, ... Ingushetia Press . “It doesn’t matter if you are a journalist, activist or rights defender, as long as you’re in favour of peace you’re immediately sidelined,” said Arzu Geybulla, an Istanbul-based Azerbaijani journalist. While it may be easier for the distant academic to be dispassionate, de Waal is more than that. Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? De Waal begins with a historical overview, then focuses his attention on recent history, and in particular, on the three conflicts over Nagorny Karabakh, South Ossetia, and Abkhazia. Circassian Congress of Adygea published first issue of its newspaper “Circassian Congress”. Caspian Energy and Caucasian Corridors 7. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. In addition, the book features brief snapshots of fascinating side topics such as Georgian wine, Baku jazz, and how the coast of Abkhazia came to be known as "Soviet Florida." - Charles King, Professor of International Affairs and Government, Georgetown University, and author of "The Ghost of Freedom", ""This is the definitive text for anyone interested in this complex region. - Times Literary Supplement, "Thomas de Waal is a very astute author with a special sensitivity to the outside world ... His writings, therefore, are surely a must read ... it has also the potential of influencing western thinking about the Caucasus for generations to come." Why press freedom is so important in times of war, You may not agree with our views, or other users’, but please respond to them respectfully, Swearing, personal abuse, racism, sexism, homophobia and other discriminatory or inciteful language is not acceptable, Do not impersonate other users or reveal private information about third parties, We reserve the right to delete inappropriate posts and ban offending users without notification. To purchase, visit your preferred ebook provider. International Relations Over the last several months, tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan have escalated over the disputed mountainous region known as Nagorno-Karabakh. The EU was created as an economic union with the aim of committing Germany and France to a lasting peace, along with the whole of Europe. Among the Mountains 2. Caucasus Times освещает события в Чечне, Ингушетии, Дагестане, Кабардино-Балкарии, Карачаево-Черкесии, Адыгее, Северной Осетии, в Краснодарском и Ставропольском краях, а также в республиках Закавказье. Blending first-hand reporting, historical narratives, and original research, The Caucasus is an indispensable guide to the fractious politics and complicated histories of the region's nations and peoples." - Richard Miles, former U.S. Azerbaijan, Armenia trade accusations on Caucasus conflict The Associated Press — By AIDA SULTANOVA - Associated Press BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Azerbaijani authorities on Friday accused Armenia of expanding the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh by shelling a different region in Azerbaijan, a claim rejected by Armenian officials.