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The Caucasus: An Introduction summary ê 109 characters Ý E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ Thomas de Waal Thomas de Waal ↠ 9 free download Gia and their many smaller regions enclaves and breakaway entities is a fascinating and distinct world unto itself Providing both historical background and an insightful analysis of the period after 1991 de Waal sheds light on how the region has been scarred by the tumultuous scramble for independence and the three major conflicts that broke out with the end of the Soviet Union Nagorny Karabakh Abkhazia and South Ossetia The book examines the region as a major energy producer and exporter; offers a compelling account of the Rose Revolution in Georgia the rise of Mikheil Saakashvili and the August 2008 war;. A superb and balanced introduction clearly concisely and engagingly expressed to the complications of the history and development up to 2009 of the three countries of the south Caucasus Simply essential for anyone wanting to know anything about the region and especially good on the evolving relationship over two centuries with the Russian EmpireSoviet UnionRussia Also surely the most appallingly copy edited book ever published by a major publisher OUP the number of omitted words typos and erroneous word substitutions eg community for commodity sizes for sides is shameful for a text of only 227 pages Unfair on the author to knock a star off for it but one must hope there will be a new updated edition at some point to both reflect recent developments and put the copy editing problems right Tour Eiffel period after 1991 de Waal sheds light on how the region has been scarred by the tumultuous scramble for independence and the three major conflicts that broke out with the end of the Soviet Union Nagorny Karabakh Abkhazia and South Ossetia The book examines the region as a major energy Michelin Green Guide: Chateaux De La Loire (Green Tourist Guides) producer and exporter; offers a compelling account of the Rose Revolution in Georgia the rise of Mikheil Saakashvili and the August 2008 war;. A superb and balanced introduction clearly concisely and engagingly expressed to the complications of the history and development up to 2009 of the three countries of the south Caucasus Simply essential for anyone wanting to know anything about the region and especially good on the evolving relationship over two centuries with the Russian EmpireSoviet UnionRussia Also surely the most appallingly copy edited book ever L'europe des capitales. 1600-1700. skira. published by a major Living in Quebec publisher OUP the number of omitted words typos and erroneous word substitutions eg community for commodity sizes for sides is shameful for a text of only 227 Living in Hungary pages Unfair on the author to knock a star off for it but one must hope there will be a new updated edition at some Enric Miralles & Benedetta Tagliabue: EMBT point to both reflect recent developments and Living in Berlin (en anglais) put the copy editing Happy: Cities and Public Happiness in Post-War Europe problems right

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The Caucasus: An Introduction summary ê 109 characters Ý E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ Thomas de Waal Thomas de Waal ↠ 9 free download In this well researched and fascinating book noted journalist Thomas de Waal author of the highly acclaimed Black Garden makes the case that while the Caucasus is often treated as a sub plot in the history of Russia or as a mere gateway to Asia the five day war in Georgia which flared into a major international crisis in 2008 proves that this is still a combustible region whose inner dynamics and history deserve a muchcomplex appreciation from the wider world In The Caucasus de Waal provides this richer deeper and much needed appreciation one that reveals that the South Caucasus Armenia Azerbaijan and Geor. This book is an excellent introduction to the complexities of a little known region Parallels can be found with the Balkans a rugged topography ethnically heterogeneous and history of intra communal strife But the Caucasus are a lot complex at least 10 major ethnic groups with many subdivisions and among them and dozens of mutually unintelligible languages But there are degrees of mutuality such as the shared legacy of RussianSoviet rule and in some places the glue of Islam These commonalities mean that the Caucasus is not just an arbitrary geographical designation unrelated to facts on the ground This ought to be a basis for some sort of consensus among political actors for compromise but it isn t Instead the author laments zero sum thinking prevails The region suffers from a lack of inclusive thinking p 226 So what is perceived to be an opportunity in one part of the region is perceived as a threat elsewhere For instance the beginnings of a Turkish Armenian rapprochement in 2009 provoked anger in Azerbaijan which promptly stopped selling Turkey gasWhat is the root of all this The old chestnut that used to come up in discussions about the wars in the ex Yugoslavia in the 1990s was ancient hatreds the incorrigible tribal irrationality of the peoples themselves In relation to the conflicts described in this book de Waal shows that relations between communities were often cordial In the breakaway Georgian province of South Ossetia Georgian and South Ossetian villagers had cordial relations based on networks of mutual interests right up until the 2008 Russian Georgian war Azeri Armenian community relations in Nagorno Karabakh record a great deal of concord Having noted that the author notes that moves by Armenian and Azeri leaders to resolve the conflict in Nagorno Karabakh has no popular constituency in either country and that without a wider constituency pressing for change the presidents have no mandate for peace in their negotiations p 129 So neither the popular hatreds nor the politicians stir it up view convincingly summarises what the roots of the conflicts in the region are An explanation probably reuires a description that traces the volatile and dynamic interplay between popular passions from below and political manipulation from above Such a book would be fiendishly difficult to writeAside from internal dynamics there is the role of external powers Armenia is a good example of the vagaries of the interaction between internal and external forces Armenia has good relations with Russia the latter sponsoring and arming that country s take over and de facto annexation of Nagorno Karabakh but through skilful lobbying on the country s behalf by its expatriate population has curried favour with Western countries like the USA and France Energy plays in part in the geopolitical mix although Caspian oil reserves are not what they were cracked up to be hence the perception of the strategic values of the region s natural resources is likely to shrink accordingly and anyway resource poor Georgia and Armenia only figure in these calculations as possible transit routes for oil and gas pipelinesAs an epitome of the machinations of outside powers the Russian Georgian war might be apposite De Waal writes that the main culpability rests strangely enough with the one actor that did not fight and that sought to stop the violence the West Not because the West goaded Georgia into trying to seize back South Ossetia by force They did nothing of the kind But because the West promised than it could deliver that is supporting Georgia s territorial integrity without considering workable strategies to recover lost territories This is an odd conclusion to draw for the evidence he presents does not support it First he presents evidence to show that mistakes by Georgian politicians contributed to the South Ossetia s and Abkhazia s desire to break out of Georgia in the first place Second he shows that Russia under Putin exploited the situation from 2000 in entrenching the separatists eg offering Russian passports to residents of these territories despite the fact that none of these people are Russian and doing nothing since then to promote a peaceful reconciliation Third the author notes that western funded efforts at reconciliation failed because the mood was against these efforts This begs the uestion whose mood was against them The answer is obvious The separatists The Russians The Georgians The protagonists of the conflict in the other words If the actors on the ground were not interested in promoting compromise then what could the west have done Alas too many people in the Caucasus do not think like well meaning reasonable policy analysts at the Carnegie Endowment for International PeaceDespite this I still rate the book five stars as it succeeds in doing what it says on the tin one hundred per cent It is an introduction to the Caucasus and covers all the salient points and issues succinctly which is no mean feat given 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The Caucasus: An Introduction summary ê 109 characters Ý E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ Thomas de Waal Thomas de Waal ↠ 9 free download And considers the failure of the South Caucasus thus far to become a single viable region In addition the book features a dozen or so boxes which provide brief snapshots of such fascinating side topics as the Kurds Turkish Armenian rapprochement the promotion of the region as the Soviet Florida and the most famous of all Georgians Stalin The Caucasus delivers a vibrantly written and timely account of this turbulent region one that will prove indispensable for all concerned with world politics It is as well a stimulating read for armchair travellers and for anyone curious about far flung corners of the wor. The caucasus an unknown and exotic area but still part of Europe we should all understand it better I told myself Also I collect antiue rugs from this part of the world so have a special interest for that reason So I bought this book thinking that it dealt with both North and South Caucasus and despite initial disappointment that it did not cover such interesting areas as Chechnya and Dagestan really enjoyed reading it de Waal manages to transcend many of the complexities historical geographic and religious to present the three modern republics in a clear context and illuminates the internecine nature of the various wars and feuds that are sadly the most distinguishing characteristic of this regionA few take aways from me included the revelation that the Russkies are not generally nowadays the bad guys though there is some deeply unpleasant history in Georgian Stalinist times involving ethnic cleansingforced migration of entire peoples and conseuential genocide what a tyrant that man was arguably the most evil that ever lived Later Russian regimes seemed positively enlightened about their treatment of these areas The modern Georgians come across as the main instigators of a number of the problems in this area Abkazia South Ossetia bickering with the Russians etc and are trying to up the stakes by involving the West in an area that is really Russia s backyard This is relevant to the West for a number of reasons not least being that this has partly given rise to the increasingly problematic nature of Chechnya One has most sympathy with the Azeris who have been consistently outmanouevred by their Armenian rivals and one wonders why the West is not a little careful about who it chooses as an ally The fact that Georgia is Christian and Azerbaijan is Shi ia is hardly the best basis for a foreign policyThrough it all de Waal writes in a style which is a delight presenting things with great clarity and making this book a joy to read I d recommend it very highly and am uite happy to look for another book to read as a complement to this covering the Northern Russian Caucasus Just a shame that the same author didn t write one