Caucasus

Nagorno-Karabakh

Nagorno-Karabakh: The Volatile Core of the South Caucasus The Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh is one of four frozen conflicts that emerged after the collapse of the…


Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan: A People from the Mists of Time Azerbaijan’s name comes from the Persian words, azer, which means “fire” and baygan, which means “protector.” The…


Armenia

Armenia: A Global People The Modern Republic of Armenia lies in the turbulent south Caucuses. Although the Armenians as a people have existed for thousands…


South Ossetia

South Ossetia: Old Territory, New Problems South Ossetia is one of the world’s newest independent states according to Russia, Nicaragua, Venezuela, and the microstates of…


Tbilisi

Tbilisi: The Immortal City These days, a visitor to Tbilisi might be struck by the calm, southern European atmosphere that pervades this hilly capital. The…


Georgia

Georgia: New State, Deep Roots The Republic of Georgia, a small nation in the South Caucasus, covers territory which has seen the rise and fall…


Sochi

Sochi: Russia’s Summer Capital Nestled between the Black Sea and the steep Caucasus mountain slopes, the city of Sochi and its surrounding area occupies a…