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Armed Conflicts In the Post-Soviet Region: an Overview
Armed Conflicts In the Post-Soviet Region: an Overview

Author(s): Author Not Specified
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Military policy
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Keywords: Transnistria / Transdniestria; Chechnya; Abkhazia; Nagorno-Karabakh; South Ossetia; Tajikistan; Chechen terrorism; TRACECA programm; Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline; perestroika

Summary/Abstract: Unresolved conflicts continue to smoulder in Transnistria, Chechnya, Abkhazia, Nagorno-Karabakh and South Ossetia. “Para-states” have formed in most conflict-affected areas. These have grown to become permanent players in the region. In Chechnya, guerrilla fights continue in the wake of the Russian army’s siege of the republic. The conflict in Tajikistan ended in 1997 and the normalisation process is currently under way... Each of these conflicts has entailed profound political, social, ethnic and economic changes, as well as affecting other spheres of life. The “para-states” have fortified their independence and are no longer controlled by the external powers on which they depended in the initial phases of the conflicts... Unresolved conflicts ave an adverse effect on the situation in the region. They hinder political and economic development of the affected countries, lead to the brutalisation of political life and breed instability by providing save havens for organised crime, terrorism, etc. They are also the cause of large-scale migration problems. However, with time, these negative effects become less and less turbulent...

  • Issue Year: 2004
  • Issue No: 09
  • Page Range: 1-43
  • Page Count: 43
  • Language: English