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Conflict Zones: North Caucasus and Western Balkans Compared Janusz Bugaski

Conflict Zones: North Caucasus and Western Balkans Compared

Janusz Bugaski

Published March 21st 2014
ISBN : 9780983084297
Paperback
177 pages
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In Conflict Zones, Janusz Bugajski enhances our understanding of the causes and consequences of the current conflicts in the North Caucasus and extrapolates likely scenarios in the regions development. He compares and contrasts conditions in theMoreIn Conflict Zones, Janusz Bugajski enhances our understanding of the causes and consequences of the current conflicts in the North Caucasus and extrapolates likely scenarios in the regions development. He compares and contrasts conditions in the North Caucasus with the former Yugoslav federation in the Western Balkans, a multi-ethnic state structure that could not contain internally generated political and ethnic disputes.The book examines five major dimensions of the conflict:- Relations between the central federal government and the constituent republics- The importance of ethnic identity in intercommunal relations- The significance and impact of religious allegiance and radicalism- The destabilizing regional potential of emerging states- The role of outside powers in dampening or exacerbating conflictsThe study concludes with a number of recommendations for U.S. policymakers.