The Euro-Asian World: A Period of Transition by Yelena Kalyuzhnova, Dov Lynch

By Yelena Kalyuzhnova, Dov Lynch

This quantity establishes the idea that of Euro-Asia because the capability to debate the eu and Asian nations which are present process transformation. The authors hide the most important components of the transitional adjustments: conflicts and peacekeeping, geopolitical concerns, financial realities. All of those issues are addressed extensive, and the authors' research highlights good points and classes to be discovered from Euro-Asian experience.

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The pursuit of independence by these separatist regions has become the main obstacle to normalization. For example, the Georgian and Moldovan governments have accepted that Georgia and Moldova should become federal entities with substantial autonomy with sub-units. In Moldova, this governmental position resulted in the agreement between the parties in May 1997 on the creation of a ‘common state’. However, the PMR authorities have defined such a state as confederal, with treatybased relations between the different units.

This support included the provision of arms and equipment, the participation of Slavic officers and troops in combat, and the use of Russian aircraft to strike Georgian artillery positions throughout 1993. 30 A surprise Abkhaz offensive on Georgian positions occurred in September 1993, three months after a cease-fire and withdrawal had been agreed to under loose Russian supervision. This offensive expelled all Georgian forces from the Abkhaz region. The inclusion of these Russian troops in the peacekeeping operation raised thorny questions about the impartiality and neutrality of the Russian operation.

Kaufman, Ethnic Fears and Ethnic War in Karabakh (Working Paper Series no. 8, PONARS: Davis Center for Russian Studies, Harvard University, October 1998). 9. On the sources of this conflict, see Suzanne Goldenberg, Pride of Small Nations (London: Zed Books, 1994), pp. ’, RFE/RL Research Reports (4 September 1992), pp. 1–4; John Colarusso, ‘Abkhazia’, Central Asian Survey, 14 January 1995, p. 76; and also ‘The United Nations and Georgia’ (Reference Paper, April 1995). 10. On sources and evolution of conflict, see also Charles King, Post-Soviet Moldova: A Borderland in Transition (RIIA: 1995); and Vladimir Socor, ‘Creeping Putsch in Eastern Moldova,’ RFE/RL RR (17 January 1992).

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