Monthly Archives: April 2011

Why Chechnya will not be independent.

My original impetus for writing this article was a review by Oliver Bullough of the memoirs of the exiled ex-foreign minister of Chechnya, Ilyas Akhmadov, posted on on the 21st of March. I personally have a lot of respect … Continue reading

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Unpredictable Georgia: producing a lot of history per capita.

This is an article I wrote for the blog of friend of mine a while back. I thought I’d post it here as well: It has been said that Georgia is a country with a penchant for unpredictability, and which … Continue reading

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Abkhazia: between the hammer and the anvil.

Here follows my first blog post, a reply to a recent article by Brian Withmore over at In his article for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty on the 30th of March, regular columnist Brian Withmore describes what he calls “Russia’s … Continue reading

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