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Only a year ago we witnessed the second Nagorno-Karabakh war between Armenia and Azerbaijan. It took at least 5,000 lives and significantly shifted the geopolitics in the South Caucuses. One year on, we reflect on this conflict and seek a chance for lasting peace for the people of Armenia, Azerbaijan and their neighbours. We gathered opinions from authors who argue that the way forward is through shared infrastructure and transportation links. We publish these essays believing that having such a debate is an important step, even if some analysts may doubt the success of Pax Caucasia.
Table of Contents
The road to Pax Caucasia
Infrastructural connectivity of the South Caucasus. A chance for a community of interests?
A new corridor, a new impetus
The South Caucasus after the Second Karabakh War
Understanding the Kremlin’s logic after the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
Caucasian geopolitics: Finding a path towards stability and peaceful coexistence
The Zangezur corridor. An Azerbaijani perspective
The Armenian view on the opening of the South Caucasus after the 2020 Karabakh War
The position of Georgia within the context of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
Opinion and Analysis
Vladimir the historian. Putin’s political revision of Ukrainian history
Joshua R . Kroeker
Who benefits from the CSTO?
Tiziano Marino and Tatevik Hovhannisyan
The Central and Eastern European natural gas market 2013-19. Trends and implications
Dwight Nystrom and Geoffrey Lyon
The public diplomacy of the Associated Trio. Singing in unison?
The new Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Centre is a Trojan horse for Putin’s hybrid war.
An interview with Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern
History and Memory
Novgorod, violence and Russian political culture
Miłosz Jeromin Cordes
Blindspots in Second World War History
Stories and ideas
Lithuania fumbles with 4,200 migrants, pushing human rights aside
Thirty years after the fall. The legacy of the Soviet Union
The disintegration of the Soviet Union is still going on and it is not peaceful
A conversation with Serhii Plokhy
Legacies of the real and imagined Soviet Union 1991-2021
Alexander Libman and Anastassia Obydenkova
Russia’s young generation and the Soviet myth
History never ends
A History of Europe Fraught in Contradictions: 1989-2021
After the Soviet Union. A melancholy of unwanted experiences
Society vs the elite. Belarusian post-Soviet experiences
Anton Saifullayeu and Maxim Rust
The pain of Gongadze’s unsolved murder
Clemence Lavialle and Iwona Reichardt
Deconstruction on the (semi)periphery
Happiness in small doses