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DORMANT SEPARATISM OR ETHNO-POLITICAL SMARTNESS? PROFILING THE KARAKALPAK ETHNONATIONAL AGENDA(25.10.2015)

Dormant separatism or ethno-political smartness? Profiling the Karakalpak ethnonational agenda

Tracing the KarakalpaksIt is a commonplace for analysts and academics to mention the artificiality of the five post-soviet Central Asia “stans”: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. And although that commonplace bears truth it must be perceived with caution since not all “stans” have the same degree of artificiality.In the aftermath of the Civil War between the Red and the White forces, Moscow was still threatened by separatist movements in Central Asia and in the Caucasus. The remnants of the I Caucasus Emirate, led by Uzun Haji, with its capital in Vedeno (Chechnya), still tormented Moscow but the most serious threat came from the Pan...


IS THE CIRCASSIAN ETHNO POLITICAL GAME OVER? ASSESSMENT OF THE CIRCASSIAN ETHNOPOLITICAL AGENDA POST-SOCHI WINTER OLYMPICS AND MAY 21 CAMPAIGNS(8.08.2014)

Is the Circassian Ethno political Game Over? Assessment of the Circassian Ethnopolitical Agenda post-Sochi Winter Olympics and May 21 campaigns

With the Sochi Winter Olympic Games concluded and almost two and half months after the May 21 celebration that marked the 150 years of the deportation of Circassians from its homeland in the North Caucasus to Turkey (and from there to other places across the globe) it is time to ask what is the next step for Circassian activists; or if there is a next step for Circassian activists.The Total Text: Is the Circassian Ethno political Game Over? ...


CIRCASSIAN ACTIVISM: Q&A WITH TIAGO FERREIRA LOPES(21.02.2014)

CIRCASSIAN ACTIVISM: Q&A WITH TIAGO FERREIRA LOPES

As the Winter Olympics in Sochi reach their halfway mark, protest still rings in the air. On Tuesday, February 18, two members of Pussy Riot, the famed feminist punk rock band, were arrested in central Sochi. Last week, a judge sentenced Evgeny Vitishko, an environmental activist who had investigated corruption in the run-up to the Olympics, to three years in prison. And in the midst of a public protest movement for Russia to acknowledge the 19th century Circassian genocide, notable Circassian activist Asker Sokht was detained. Although much of the world knew a great deal about Pussy Riot and environmental protests in Russia, at the start of the Olympi...


END GAME OR NEW GAME TO THE CIRCASSIAN ETHNONATIONAL AGENDA?(28.05.2013)

End Game or New Game to the Circassian Ethnonational Agenda?

In the last years the Circassian Question re-appeared across the mainstream media, especially after the 4th of July 2007 when in Guatemala City Russia won the organization of the Sochi Winter Olympics 2014. Georgia, which fought against Russia in the Five Day War of August 2008, was in the last few years an important ally to the Circassian ethnonational aspirations. However after the last Parliamentary elections (2012) that gave victory to the “Georgian Dream” of Bidzina Ivanishvili things appear to be changing.The Circassian QuestionThis is not the first time I am writing about Circassian Affairs but even so I think it is important to summarize the key aspects of the Circassian ...


IS THERE AN AXIS SHIFT IN GEORGIA AND ARMENIA?(3.01.2013)

Is there an axis shift in Georgia and Armenia?

The tensions in domestic politics ahead of the presidential elections slated for this year in the Caucasus are making a direct impact on the countries' foreign policies. Even in Azerbaijan, which seems to be the most stable of these countries, dozens of civil society organizations (CSOs) are able raise their voice against the government while dissident politicians can make an unprecedented impact and share their messages with the outer world.But the political crises in Georgia and Armenia provide us with hints as to how democratic values may differ and along what lines.Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, who recently handed over his post to a new government after a democr...


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