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    Chechnya

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    Chechnya The Continuing Conflict Chechnya is situated in the Caucasus Mountains, between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. It is surrounded by Dagestan to the east, Georgia and South Ossetia to the south, Russia to the north and North Ossetia in the west. Chechnya is rich in mineral oil and produced twenty million tons per year before the disintegration of the Soviet Union. The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 created the opportunity for the Russian provinces to declare their independence

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    Eastern Europe in 2000

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    development of the conflicts in the 1990's, and relevance to global issues. It is further intended to outline the crimes against humanity, committed by Russian troops, as reported by the United Nations. Chechnya is a republic in the eastern part of North Caucasia, southwestern Russia, with borders to the republic of Dagestan to the northeast and east, Georgia to the south, and the republic of Ingushetia to the west. Chechnya is one of the twenty-one republics of the Russian Federation. It was part

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    looking to the past. The historical background is needed to display the whole picture of the war. The area in the southern Russia was called the Caucasus region. Many non-Russian ethnic groups lived there. It all began when the czars started a 300-year attempt to conquer the Northern Caucasus in 1560. They failed to take over Chechnya and other areas of the Caucasus because the Ottoman Empire had conquered them. The Chechens converted to Islam when they became under the Ottomans rule. Russia still did

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    very first nation to accept Christianity as its state religion. Armenia was an independent kingdom before it was taken over by the Ottoman Empire in the 15th century. The Ottomans created a huge empire going from Eastern Europe to Western Asia and North Africa. Armenians were Christians and Ottoman rulers were Muslim. The Armenian’s were a minority group under the Ottoman Empire and they were often treated unfairly. The Ottoman Empire deprived Armenians of their rights. Armenians had to pay higher

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    South Ossetia Georgia War

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    Introduction In an age where most of the world is reliant on the Internet, certain groups feel that the new battlefield of the 21st century is not outer space, but cyberspace. Although “cyberwar” is an overused term, it seems that it is becoming a reality. This paper will cover details of the South Ossetia War between Russia and Georgia in 2008. The research will provide a background of the cyber-attack as a precursor to a physical invasion of Russia into Georgia. The paper will review the groups

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    The Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict has loomed threateningly over the South Caucasus for more than twenty years, yet it is low on the international agenda and more importantly international efforts have proven to be vastly ineffective in the implementation of a viable resolution. Nowadays, the international community has to face the fact that the four resolutions of the UN Security Council, the main body entrusted to protect the international peace and security, and the international

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    The Evolution of Democracy in Georgia

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    The Georgian people made its choice on 26 May 1918, when it voted for democracy and pluralism in the conditions of a free Georgia. 26 May was destroyed by Bolshevik bayonets, but the idea of freedom and democracy remain undefeated in the Georgian - Statement of the National Democratic Party, 1988.1 In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the Caucasian country of Georgia (map below) was among the vanguard of forces seeking the dissolution of the Soviet Union. It was the only republic to join the Baltic

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    Definition of Terrorism Throughout the history of humanity, radical groups and organizations have attempted to influence and shift the policies of governments and agencies around the world. The terminology most often used to describe the activities and beliefs of such groups and organizations is terrorism. Terrorism is defined as premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by subnational groups or clandestine agents, usually intended to influence a particular

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    resources as well as strategies of securing livelihood have changed and receive new significance and awareness, new challenges for the local ecosystems and their biodiversity arise. In particular, in the high mountains areas of the crisis-ridden Caucasus region the degradation and transformation of sensitive alpine steppe ecosystems is proceeding rapidly, mainly due to unregulated pasturing (Williams et al., 2011) and climate change.1 Thus, the challenge of the following decades will be to elaborate

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    Georgia in a CJTF

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    INTEGRATION OF GEORGIA IN A NATO CJTF SUMMARY. Georgia is ready to be included in the development of contingency planning and CJTF operations to address the Caucasus’ regional instability. Georgia will be a key partner in the establishment of a coalition joint task force (CJTF) as long as some specific operational concerns are addressed. These concerns include the foundational establishment of the multinational force, the key communications messages that are sent to the Georgian public and alignment

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