Date: Thu, 2 Apr 1998 21:39:58 +0200
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From: Mehmet Tutuncu <sota@EURONET.NL>
Subject: New Book on Caucasus
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Announcement: Caucasus: War and Peace; New World Disorder in Caucasia, edited by Mehmet Tutuncu

CenAsia list, 2 April 1998

New World Disorder in Caucasia

Haarlem 1998, SOTA, 224 pages.

1. Introduction:

The Caucasus situated on the frontiers of Europe and Asia is a crossroad and gateway between Cultures and Civilizations, (between Europe and Asia, Islam and Christianity, Turks, Iranians and Slavs.) In the famous Caucasus Mountains, where Prometheus was punished and chained to the rocks because he had stolen the fire from the gods to hand to mankind, seems to be the most fertile ground for ethnic violence.

The war between Armenia and Azerbaijan about Nagorno Karabagh, The Abkhazian-Georgian conflict and the Chechen-Russian War. These wars costed more than 100,000 lives and resulted in millions of refugees.

This book gives answer to these and other relevant questions. The authors are all experts and specialists of the region or representatives from the countries involved in conflicts. It is a book that it should not be missed both by experts as laymen who are interested in the region.

2. Contents


Assessing The Origins Of The Karabakh Conflict
Alan F. Fogelquist

Armenian Terrorism And Its Role In The War Over Upper-Karabakh
Charles Van Der Leeuw

The Legal Aspects of the Karabagh Conflict
Jeyhun Mollazade

Women And War
Leyla Yunusova


The New World Disorder in Transcaucasia
Mehmet Binay

The Russo-Chechen Conflict In Historical Perspective
Moshe Gammer

The Relations Between Chechnya And Russia Since The Election Of A.Maskhadov (January-May 1997)
C. Cem Oguz


Georgian-Abkhazian Conflict and its Aftermath
Viacheslav A. CHIRIKBA (Abkhazia/Netherlands)

Abkhazia Diary 1997
Paul B. Henze

Attachment: October 1992 Appraisal
An Informal Assessment of the Abkhaz Problem by Paul B. Henze

The Role Of Scholars In The Abkhazians' Loss Of Trust In The Georgians And How To Remedy The Situation
George Hewitt

Ethnic Minorities in Georgia
Georgian Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights and Ethnic Minorites of Georgia

General Overview

U.S. Interests and ‘Cooperative Security’ in Abkhazia and Karabakh: Engagement versus Commitment?
Robert M. Cutler

Transition to What? Obstacles to Lasting Peace in the Caucasus
George Khutsishvili

An overview of the North Caucasian peoples
Lars Funch & Helen Krag

Ethnic Situation In The Caucasus
Rauf A. Huseynov

Oil Interests As The Caucasian Conflicts' True Face Behind Ethnic Smoke-Screens
Charles van der Leeuw

Turkeys Caucasus Policy (1990–1997): An Evaluation
Mehmet Tutuncu

The Role Of Russia In Ethnic Conflicts In The Caucasus
Levan Urushadze

Daglik Karabag Olaylarinin Perde Arkasi
Nesrin Sariahmetoglu

Cigars As Bribes The confessions of a war-zone stoggie smoker
Thomas Goltz