Managing Conflict in the Former Soviet Union: Russian and American Perspectives

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""Managing Conflict in the Former Soviet Union" offers a unique Russian and Western perspective on an important issue neglected by U.S. policymakers. It will be invaluable for anyone who wants to understand both the sources of post- Soviet ethno-political conflict and how Russian analysts view these conflicts."
-- Fiona Hill, Associate Director, Strenghtening Democratic Institutions Project, Harvard University, author of "Russia's Tinderbox" and "Back in the USSR" Since the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union, numerous ethnic and internal conflicts have emerged within and between the former Soviet republics. Vicious fighting has flared up in Georgia, Chechnya, Tajikistan, Moldova, and other areas, and tensions remain high in many of the newly independent states. Their causes are often misunderstood, and U.S. policymakers have paid little attention to their resolution.

This collaborative effort by Russian and American scholars documents Russian policy toward ethno-national conflict in its "near-abroad," American policy toward these conflicts, and the attempts of international organizations to prevent and resolve them. Case studies consider the causes, dynamics, and prospects of conflicts in Latvia, the Crimea, the Trans-dneistr region of Moldova, Georgia, Kazakhstan, and the region of North Ossetia and Ingushetia.

Contributors: Nadia Alexandrova-Arbatova, Alexei Arbatov, Vladimir Barsamov, Brian J. Boeck, Abram Chayes, Antonia Handler Chayes, Henry Hale, Michael Lysobey, Arthur G. Matirosyan, David Mendeloff, Laura Olson, Olga Osipova, Edward Ozhiganov, Tonya Putnam, George Raach, Brian D. Taylor, Alexander Yusupovsky

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A Framework for Assessing PostSoviet Conflicts
19
Commentary on North Ossetia and Ingushetia
77
Commentary on the Crimean Republic
137
Commentary on Moldova
211
Commentary on Latvia
267
Commentary on Kazakhstan
333
Commentary on Georgia
401
Russian Perceptions of the
459
The Development of U S Policy
493
Contributors
537
About the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs 557
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Antonia Chayes is Visiting Professor of International Politics and Law. She taught at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard, and the Harvard Law School. She chairs the Project on International Institutions and Conflict Management at the Program on Negotiation at the Harvard Law School.

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