This book examines ethnic conflicts of the former Soviet Union to indicate how turbulent the world has become in the post-Cold War era-and how difficult it has been to craft western security policies to address the turmoil. The author hopes to stimulate new thinking about international security.
Introduction: Ethnic Nationalism in the Post-Cold War Era 1. Yugoslavia's Break-up 2. World Turned Upside Down: Ethnic Conflict in the Former Soviet Union 3. Russo-Ukrainian Relations: The Containment Legacy 4. O Patria Mia: National Conflict in Mountainous Karabagh 5. Central Asia: Prospects for Ethnic and Nationalist Conflict 6. Ethnic Relations and Conflict in the Baltic States 7. Conclusion: The Implications of Post-Soviet Conflicts for International Security