Frozen Conflicts in the Southern Caucasus: Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Nagorno – Karabakh
Time and Date: every tuesday from 5:15 to 6:45 pm
Venue: Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe (GWZO), Entrance ‚A‛, 4th floor, Auditory
The predominantly peaceful implosion of the Soviet Union in 1991 and its dissolution into 15 successor states led to violent conflicts in some of them, instigated in several instances by the now defunct Moscow center. Classical cases are Abkhazia and South Ossetia in the newly independent Georgia whereas Adsharia had been incoporated back into Georgia in 2004. In 2008, however, South Ossetia was the focus of a flare-up of violent conflict by Russian intervention. The case of Armenia with its heavy presence of Russian troops is a different one: In a war with Azerbajan, Nagorno-Karabakh, the Armenian autonomous region of the latter country, was conquered by Armenia in 1992. Till the present
day, the region is governed by Erevan. The seminar is designed for PhD students of the Graduate School Global and Area Studies of Leipzig University’s Research Academy Leipzig as preparation to an excursion to Georgia and Armenia in September 2018.
to get an overview about the topics that will presented and discussed.