How Is COVID-19 Affecting Post-Soviet De Facto States?

April 08, 2020

Transnational exchanges and movements distinctive of the modern international community slowly came to a halt due to the unprecedented rate of transmission of COVID-19. Many sovereign states closed their borders to all sorts of non-essential travel. These unprecedented actions revived questions...

A Caucasus Border Dispute Brings Back Memories of War

September 24, 2019

The South Caucasus region remains politically unstable, and ongoing developments offer tinges of events that resulted in the 2008 Russo-Georgian War. South Ossetia, a breakaway region of Georgia recognized by Russia (and a handful of others) as an independent republic, finds itself yet again...

Will Trade Bring Reunification or Annexation to South Ossetia?

July 30, 2018

The South Caucasus must shift away from geopolitical antagonism and focus on productive developments that leave questions of political legitimacy for later. The Syrian government’s recognition of independence of the de facto republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia was predictable. It is widely...