Second Issue of Caucasus Survey Released
Editorial board of biannual journal “Caucasus Survey” announced that their second issue is released.
According to the information, the new issue has a strong focus on conflict and mediation issues in the Caucasus. In this issue, Chechen historian Mairbek Vatchagaev delves further into historical aspects of the politicisation of Sufism in Chechnya, while Jamal Rakhaev begins a series of articles examining the historical memory of deportation among Karachays and Balkars. Galina Yemelianova provides a wide-ranging overview of Islam, nationalism and the state in the Muslim Caucasus.
The journal also publish posthumously one of the last articles written by the great historian of the Caucasus, Moshe Gammer, examining conflict trends in the North Caucasus and Abkhazia/South Ossetia.
Moving to the South Caucasus, historian Stephen Jones provides an engaging account of the economic transition in Georgia in 1918-21, adding considerably to our knowledge about this overlooked era in Georgian history.
Coming back to the present, Thomas Frear takes the study of de facto states to new ground in an examination of the foreign policy options of small unrecognised states.
On 5 May it will be 20 years since the Armenian-Azerbaijani ceasefire brought the Karabakh war to a close. Sabine Freizer considers the experiences of the last two decades and ways forward.
Finally, the Caucasus Survey publish Larisa Sotieva’s record of her time in South Ossetia in September 2008. This unusual document offers unusual insight into the immediate post-war context of South Ossetia, and the many difficult issues of that time.
Sophie Shihab Bilderling continues her chronology, covering July-December 2013, and the journal publish reviews of books written or edited by Robert Bruce Ware, Kevork Oskanian, Aydin Balaev and Estelle de la Breteque.
You may read the articles through the journal’s website online.