Next in Caucasus Edition
Special Issue on Russian-Ukrainian relations
March and April 2017
Analysis - Feb 15, 2017 0:01 - 0 Comments
Azerbaijani writer Alakbar Aliyev wrote on the occasion of the April 2016 exacerbation of the conflict on the border of Azerbaijan and Armenia, which killed more than 200 people.
“I am asking Armenians and Azerbaijanis to trust our writers, real writers, not fascist ones, because a true writer cannot be a fascist. Writers reflect of our souls, and if you want to understand who is an Azerbaijani, be sure to read “Kamancheh” by Jalil Mammadguluzadeh. In this play, you will find the Azerbaijani soul. The desecrated soul, oppressed and humiliated for many centuries … by demeaning our good, kind, hospitable, and very stupid people, by humiliating all of us”. (From the essay “Appeal to the Armenians”, May 2016).
The collapse of the Soviet Union brought about not only the creation of new independent states, but also an increase in their national consciousness that grew more pronounced against the background of the resulting rejection of the unified Soviet community. In some cases, the demands for independence of the Soviet republics – the so-called parade of sovereignties – subsequently led to a military intervention by what was still the “Soviet Army” (Tbilisi in 1989, Baku in January 1990, Vilnius in January 1991). Military actions of the Soviet Army led to a sharp ideological transformation: almost everything Soviet became seen in many Soviet Republics as hostile, alien, harmful, and oppressive. The situation was aggravated by the outbreak of local conflicts on ethnic gr . . . Read More
Analysis - Jan 12, 2017 21:31 - 0 Comments
By Orhan Gafarlı, Arevik Anapiosyan, Mehmet Fatih Öztarsu, Khatuna Chapichadze
By Ilgam Abbasov, Hulya Delihuseyinoglu, Mariam Pipia, Sergey Rumyansev, Emil Sanamyan
By Pinar Sayan, Orhan Gafarlı, Tamta Jijavadze, David Muradyan, Mehmet Fatih Öztarsu, and Vadim Romashov
By Philip Gamaghelyan, Sergey Rumyansev, and Pinar Sayan
Alan Parastaev, Tamara Mearakishvili This article reviews the current state of instruction in Georgian and. . .Read More
A military escalation over the contested region of Nagorno-Karabakh could lead to further destabilization in. . .Read More
In October 2015, two pedestrians were hit by a car on one of the central. . .Read More
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by Phil Gamaghelyan
According to an unnamed source at the Russian Foreign Minist . . .Read More
by The Neutral Zone
We, the undersigned citizens of Azerbaijan, Armenia and othe . . .Read More
Условные границы безусловно влияют на мышление – Conditional borders are unconditionally influencing thinking
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