Focusing on a range of Eurasian conflicts, including Nagorno-Karabakh, South Ossetia and Abkhazia, this book offers contemporary perspectives on the ongoing conflicts in the Eurasia, with an emphasis on the attempts towards peace.
The book brings into focus how various factors such as ethnicity, religion, border disputes, resources, and animosities inherited from the past play crucial role in these conflicts. It questions whether developments in Eurasia affect other conflicts across the globe, and if differences between parties can be resolved without pulling the relations beyond adjustable limits. The book goes on to look at how tricky the path to peace would be, and furthers the development of a framework of study of Eurasian conflicts in the post-Soviet world, while taking into account both internal and external variables in analyzing these conflicts. It is a useful contribution to Central Asian and Caucasian Politics and Security Studies.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Contextualizing Eurasian Conflicts and Prospects of Peace Debidatta Aurobinda Mahapatra 1. A Perspective on Conflict and Peace Johan Galtung 2. From the Balkans to the Caucasus: Paradoxes of the Precedents in a Post-Balkan Perspective Emanuela C. Del Re 3. Mapping Ethnic Relations: Cartography and Conflict Management in North Caucasus Andrew Foxall 4. Complexities of the Peace process in Nagorno-Karabakh Francoise Companjen 5. Subtle Line between Self-defence and War: South Ossetia 2008 Francoise Companjen and Abel Polese 6. Chechen Conflict Viewed through the Prism of National Bolshevism: Parallels and Incongruities Dmitry Shlapentokh 7. Kyrgyzstan: Conflict and Prospects of Peace Sebastien Peyrouse and Marlene Laruelle 8. Southern Kurdistan: From Conflict Zone to Subregional Integration in Greater Eurasia Jason E. Strakes 9. Prospects of Inclusive Peace, Perception of Players and Stakes Involved in the post-9/11 Afghanistan Debidatta Aurobinda Mahapatra 10. Resolving Uyghur Conflict through a Participatory Rights-based Approach to Development Henryk Szadziewski 11. Linking Peace and Development: An Imperative for Conflict Transformation in Kashmir Seema Shekhawat
Debidatta Aurobinda Mahapatra is Assistant Professor of South and Central Asian Studies at the Central University of Punjab, India. His areas of expertise are conflict, peace and development and strategic aspects of Eurasian politics.