Caucasus under Review (Volume 9, 2019)

The current issue also includes Polad Muradli’s comprehensive review of “Contested Territories and International Law: A Comparative Study of the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict and the Aland Islands” (authored by Kamal Makili-Aliyev); “Europe in the Caucasus, Caucasus in Europe: Perspectives on the Construction of a Region” (edited by Andrey Makarychev & Thomas Kruessman); and “South Caucasus in Motion - World Bank Report”. 

The first reviewed book explores the possibility of the resolution of the Azerbaijan–Armenia conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh through the implementation of good practices and experiences based on the Aland Islands precedent within the context of comparative international law. The second reviewed book, by moving away from the traditional viewpoint of European studies, considers the countries of the region as objects of Europeanization, and embraces precisely this idea of examining the South Caucasus through links to the major regional powers. The World Bank Report provides a comprehensive assessment of poverty and inequality in the South Caucasus through the lens of mobility.

Authors: Polad Muradli