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  1. Main books 6 items
    1. The Caucasus: an introduction - Frederik Coene 2010

      Book 

    2. The Caucasus: an introduction - Thomas De Waal 2010

      Book 

    3. Though now somewhat dated, do also use the relevant chapters in: 1 item
  2. Major actors 28 items
    1. EU: 4 items
      1. European Security

        Journal  See this journal especially.

    2. OSCE 9 items
      1. See also the OSCE Yearbook:   various years – available online at:

        http://www.core-hamburg.de/CORE_english/pub_osce_yearbook.htm

    3. Council of Europe 6 items
      1. Russia and the Council of Europe: 10 years after - Malfliet, Katlijn, Parmentier, Stephan 2010

        Book 

    4. Russia 6 items
      1. (earlier-dated readings set the stage for Russian involvement in the Near Abroad): 5 items
        1. Russia, the West, and military intervention - Roy Allison 2013

          Book  Available in library and as e-book.

    5. Turkey & Iran: 3 items
      1. Cordesman, Anthony H., Bryan Gold, Robert Shelala, and Michael Gibbs, U.S. and Iranian Strategic Competition: Turkey and the South Caucasus (CSIS, 2013). This is an e-draft of a book, and may therefore be subject to change, available at:

        http://csis.org/files/publication/130612_turk_casp_chap9.pdf

      2. Turkey and the Caucasus: domestic interests and security concerns - Gareth M. Winrow, Central Asian and Caucasian Prospects (Project) 2000

        Book 

      3. Winrow, Gareth, Turkey, Russia and the Caucasus: Common and Diverging Interests (London: Chatham House, 2009), available at:

        http://www.chathamhouse.org/sites/default/files/public/Research/Europe/bp1109turkey.pdf

  3. THEMES 29 items
    1. Human Rights Abuses 3 items
      1. Mass rape: the war against women in Bosnia-Herzegovina - Stiglmayer, Alexandra, Faber, Marion 1994

        Book 

    2. Media 5 items
      1. Degraded capability: the media and the Kosovo crisis - Hammond, Phil, Herman, Edward S. 2000

        Book 

    3. Demographics – how population numbers have been used to justify claims/actions 1 item
    4. Religion 1 item
    5. National myths / political use thereof: 3 items
      1. Heavenly Serbia: from myth to genocide - Anzulovic, Branimir 1999

        Book 

    6. Democratization, civil society and conflict / conflict resolution: 5 items
      1. International Alert, Advancing the Prospects for Peace: 20 Years of Civil Peacebuilding in the Context of the Nagorny Karabakh Conflict (August 2013), available at:

        http://www.international-alert.org/resources/publications/advancing-prospects-peace-en

      2. ICG, The North Caucasus: The Challenges of Integration (III), Governance, Elections, Rule of Law (Europe Report N°226, 6 September 2013), available at:

        http://www.crisisgroup.org/en/regions/europe/north-caucasus/226-north-caucasus-the-challenges-of-integration-iii-governance-elections-rule-of-law.aspx

    7. De facto states 5 items
    8. Energy 6 items
      1. Energy and security in the Caucasus - Emmanuel Karagiannis 2011

        Book 

  4. READINGS FOR CASES 169 items
    1. Soviet nationalities policy 3 items
      A huge literature; for a start see:
      1. Nationalist mobilization and the collapse of the Soviet State - Beissinger, Mark R. 2002

        Book  Available in the Library or as an e-book.

      2. The Soviet nationality reader: the disintegration in context - Denber, Rachel 1992

        Book  Very good compilation of existing literature to that time.

      3. The Nationalities factor in Soviet politics and society - Hajda, Lubomyr, Beissinger, Mark R. 1990

        Book 

    2. Secession and the (Post)Communist Context Generally 8 items
      1. International society after the Cold War: anarchy and order reconsidered - Fawn, Rick, Larkins, Jeremy 1996

        Book  Fawn, Rick and Mayall, James, ‘Recognition, Self-Determination and Secessionism in Post-Cold War International Society’. State-creation and international recognition in Central & East Europe.

      2. Ethnicity and territory in the former Soviet Union: regions in conflict - Hughes, James, Sasse, Gwendolyn 2002

        Book  Hughes, James and Gwendolyn Sasse, ‘Comparing Regional and Ethnic Conflicts in Post-Soviet Transition States’, pp. 1-35.

      3. Conflicting loyalties and the state in post-Soviet Russia and Eurasia - Michael Waller, Bruno Coppieters, A. V. Malashenko 1998

        Book 

    3. Russia generally (including possibilities of secession from it, excluding Chechnya) 11 items
      This refers especially to the ‘Muslim’ republics, such as Dagestan and Tatarstan.
      1. Political Islam in Dagestan - Robert Bruce Ware, Enver Kisriev, Werner J. Patzelt and Ute Roericht 2003

        Article 

    4. CAUCASUS (general) 147 items
      1. Main reading: 6 items
        1. The Caucasus: an introduction - Coene, Frederik 2011

          Book 

        2. The Caucasus: an introduction - De Waal, Thomas 2010

          Book 

        3. The ghost of freedom: a history of the Caucasus - Charles King 2008

          Book  Available in library and as e-book.

      2. Additional general readings on the South Caucasus (please note the dates of publication): 14 items
        1. Central Asia and the Caucasus: transnationalism and diaspora - Atabaki, Touraj, Mehendale, Sanjyot 2005

          Book  Available in the Library or as an e-book.

        2. Nations and politics in the Soviet successor states - Bremmer, Ian A., Taras, Ray 1993

          Book  Ormrod, Jane, ‘North Caucasus: Fragmentation of Federation’, pp. 448-76.

        3. A classical historical account is: 1 item
      3. More specifically on each South Caucasus country: 18 items
        1. Armenia: 7 items
          1. Modern Armenia: people, nation, state - Libaridian, Gerald J. 2007

            Book 

        2. Azerbaijan: 5 items
          1. Azerbaijan: a political history - Süha Bölükbasi 2014

            Book 

          2. Azerbaijan since independence - Svante E. Cornell c2011

            Book 

        3. Georgia: 6 items
          1. Statehood and security: Georgia after the Rose Revolution - Bruno Coppieters, Robert Legvold 2005

            Book 

      4. More specifically on the South Caucasus as conflicts 4 items
        1. Generally on South Caucasus conflicts: 4 items
          1. Fawn, Rick, 'Security in the South Caucasus', (April 2012) available at:

            http://www.wiltonpark.org.uk/en/reports/?view=Report&id=778391582

            This is a report written for the British Foreign Office and the Georgian Foreign Ministry on the Georgian and Nagorno-Karabakh conflicts. 

      5. Main Cases: Armenia/Azerbaijan - Nagorno-Karabakh 28 items
        1. Main reading: 4 items
          1. Black garden: Armenia and Azerbaijan through peace and war - De Waal, Thomas 2003

            Book  Available in the Library or as an e-book.

          2. Searching for peace in Europe and Eurasia: an overview of conflict prevention and peacebuilding activities - Tongeren, Paul van, Veen, Hans van de, Verhoeven, Juliette 2002

            Book  Textbook chapter 15.3, pp. 445-67.

          3. War and peace in the Caucasus: Russia's troubled frontier - Cheterian, Vicken 2008

            Book  If not read already: ‘The Karabakh Conflict’.

          4. ICG, Armenia and Azerbaijan: A Season of Risks (September 2013) available at:

            http://www.crisisgroup.org/~/media/Files/europe/caucasus/b071-armenia-and-azerbaijan-a-season-of-risks.pdf

        2. Additional sources and readings: 24 items
          1. The Caucasian knot: the history & geopolitics of Nagorno-Karabagh - Chorbajian, Levon, Donabédian, Patrick, Mutafian, Claude 1994

            Book 

          2. The making of Nagorno-Karabagh: from secession to republic - Chorbajian, Levon 2001

            Book  Available in the Library or as an e-book.

          3. The limits of leadership: elites and societies in the Nagorny Karabakh peace process - Broers, Laurence 2005

            Book  Available in the Library or online at Conciliation Resources.

          4. International Alert, Advancing the Prospects for Peace: 20 Years of Civil Peacebuilding in the Context of the Nagorny Karabakh Conflict (August 2013), available at:

            http://www.international-alert.org/resources/publications/advancing-prospects-peace-en

          5. International Crisis Group, Nagorno-Karabakh: A Plan for Peace (Europe Report N°167 11 October 2005), at:

             http://www.crisisgroup.org/~/media/Files/europe/167_nagorno_karabakh_a_plan_for_peace.pdf

          6. Modern hatreds: the symbolic politics of ethnic war - Kaufman, Stuart J. 2001

            Book  Chapter on Nagorno-Karabagh.

          7. My brother's road: an American's fateful journey to Armenia - Melkonian, Markar, Melkonian, Seta 2007

            Book  Biographical: read after other sources.

          8. Transcaucasian boundaries - Goldenberg, Suzanne, Wright, John F. R., Schofield, Richard 1996

            Book  Walker, Christopher J., ‘The Armenian presence in mountainous Karabakh’ , pp. 89-112.

      6. Chechnya: 51 items
        1. See The Jamestown Foundation's electronic section on Chechnya.

        2. See the 1997 'Peace Treaty and Principles of Interrelation between Russian Federation and Chechen Republic Ichkeria' at:

          http://www.incore.ulst.ac.uk/services/cds/agreements/pdf/rus2.pdf

        3. The Chechen struggle: independence won and lost - Akhmadov, Ilyas, Lanskoy, Miriam 2010

          Book 

        4. Let our fame be great: journeys among the defiant people of the Caucasus - Oliver Bullough 2011

          Book  chapter on Grozny; readable but journalistic account.

        5. The Chechen wars: will Russia go the way of the Soviet Union? - Evangelista, Matthew 2002

          Book  Available in the Library or as an e-book.

        6. International organizations and internal conditionality: making norms matter - Rick Fawn 2013

          Book  Chapter on CoE/ECHR and Chechnya. Available in library and as e-book.

        7. Chechnya: a small victorious war - Carlotta Gall, Thomas De Waal 1997

          Book 

        8. Russia's Islamic threat - Gordon M. Hahn 2007

          Book 

        9. Chechnya at war and beyond - Anne Le Huérou, Aude Merlin, Amandine Regamey, Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski 2014

          Book 

        10. Chechnya: tombstone of Russian power - Lieven, Anatol 1999

          Book  Available in the Library or as an e-book.

        11. A small corner of hell: dispatches from Chechnya - Politkovskaia, Anna, Burry, Alexander, Tulchinsky, Tatiana 2003

          Book 

        12. Chechnya: from past to future - Sakwa, Richard 2005

          Book 

        13. Russia's restless frontier: the Chechnya factor in post-Soviet Russia - Trenin, Dmitrii, Malashenko, A. V., Lieven, Anatol 2004

          Book 

        14. Especially on ‘post-conflict’ settlement / Kadyrov regime 1 item
          1. "You Dress According to Their Rules": Enforcement of an Islamic Dress Code for Women in Chechnya (Human Rights Watch, 2011), downloadable at:

            http://www.hrw.org/reports/2011/03/10/you-dress-according-their-rules-0

        15. More widely on the North Caucasus: 1 item
          1. ICG, The North Caucasus: The Challenges of Integration (III), Governance, Elections, Rule of Law (Europe Report N°226, 6 September 2013), available at:

            http://www.crisisgroup.org/en/regions/europe/north-caucasus/226-north-caucasus-the-challenges-of-integration-iii-governance-elections-rule-of-law.aspx

        16. Journalistic or personal accounts of the conflict: 6 items
          1. The oath: a surgeon under fire - Baiev, Khassan, Daniloff, Ruth, Daniloff, Nicholas 2004

            Book 

          2. Free fall: a sniper's story from Chechnya - Nicolai Lilin, Jamie Richards 2012

            Book  [personal account; read after others, and then with Eldin]

          3. Beslan: the tragedy of School No. 1 - Phillips, Timothy S. J. 2008

            Book 

          4. The angel of Grozny: inside Chechnya - Seierstad, Åsne, Christensen, Nadia 2009

            Book 

      7. Georgia and the conflicts 26 items
        1. Main reading: 5 items
          1. Cohen, Jonathan (ed.), A Question of Sovereignty: The Georgia-Abkhazia Peace Process (London: Conciliation Resources, 1999) (paper version in Library but also available electronically at: 

            http://www.c-r.org/our-work/accord/georgia-abkhazia/contents.php

          2. War and peace in the Caucasus: Russia's troubled frontier - Vicken Cheterian 2008

            Book  ‘Georgia, From National Liberation to State Collapse and Back’.

          3. ICG, Abkhazia: The Long Road to Reconciliation (Europe Report N°224, 10 April 2013),

            available at:

            http://www.crisisgroup.org/~/media/Files/europe/caucasus/georgia/224-abkhazia-the-long-road-to-reconciliation.pdf

        2. August War of 2008: 8 items
          1. Russia, the West, and military intervention - Roy Allison 2013

            Book  Available in library and as e-book.

          2. The guns of August 2008: Russia's war in Georgia - Svante E. Cornell, S. Frederick Starr c2009

            Book 

          3. The wars of Eduard Shevardnadze - Carolyn McGiffert Ekedahl, Melvin Allan Goodman c1997

            Book 

          4. Georgia: pawn in the new great game - Gahrton, Per 2010

            Book  Practitioner’s account- read after more academic works.

          5. Petersen, Alexandros and Richard Cashman, Misha: The inside Story of the Leader that shook the Post-Soviet World (Biteback Publishing, 2014)  On order.

        3. Additional readings: 13 items
          1. Federal practice: exploring alternatives for Georgia and Abkhazia - Bruno Coppieters, David Darchiashvili, Natella Akaba, 2000

          2. ICG, Saakashvili's Ajara Success: Repeatable Elsewhere in Georgia? (Europe Briefing Nº34, 18 August 2004), available at:

            http://www.crisisgroup.org/~/media/Files/europe/040818_saakashvili_ajara_success_repeatable_elsewhere_in_georgia.pdf

          3. Smuggling in Abkhazia and Tskhinvali Region in 2003- 2004 - Alexandre Kukhianidze, Alexandre Kupatadze, Roman Gotsiridze

            Chapter 

          4. Under siege: inter-ethnic relations in Abkhazia - Tom Trier, Hedvig Lohm, David Szakonyi 2010

            Book 

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