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Caucasus Survey – The journal of the Association for Caucasian Studies

Caucasus Survey
The journal of the Association for Caucasian Studies

Frequency : 2 issues per year, first issue scheduled January 2013, 400-500 pages per annum


Marie Bennigsen Broxup


Laurence Broers

Tamara Dragadze

Sophie Shihab Bilderling

Mairbek Vatchagaev

Edith Ybert


Caucasus Survey will be the only journal, published in English, concerned primarily with the study of the Caucasus – the independent republics of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, and the North Caucasian republics of the Russian Federation. The journal focuses on the Humanities and Social Sciences - history, political science, ethnography, religion, nationalism, economics, conflict resolution, military issues, demography, and area studies. Relations between the Russian Federation and the Caucasus, internationally and domestically with regard to the North Caucasus, features high in our concerns. Also covered are issues relating to the Republic of Kalmykia and the Cossacks, Crimea, the Nogays, and the Caucasian diaspora.


All articles undergo peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymous double-blind refereeing by two referees.


Yurii Anchabadze, Academy of Sciences, Moscow Bayram Balci, IFEAC, Carnegie Foundation Vladimir Bobrovnikov, Oriental Institute, Moscow Robert Chenciner, St Antony’s College, Oxford Moshe Gammer, University of Tel Aviv Tracey German, King’s College, London Michael Kemper, University of Amsterdam George Mamoulia, Independent consultant Cerwyn Moore, University of Birmingham Mohiaddin Mesbahi, Florida International University Claire Mouradian, CNRS, Paris Hratch Tchilingirian, University of Cambridge Françoise Thom, Paris-IV-Sorbonne Mariel Tsaroieva, Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris


Sergo Arutiunov, Acedemy of Sciences, Moscow Marco Buttino, University of Turin John Colarusso, McMaster University Andrei Illarionov, Cato Institute Michael Kaser, St Antony’s College, Oxford Chantal Lemercier-Quelquejay, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales Shahin Mustafayev, International Institute for Central Asian Studies, UNESCO Lia Melikishvili, Georgian National Academy of Sciences Ghia Nodia, Ilia State University Michael Rywkin, City College, New York Dennis Sammut, LINKS Amri Shikhsaidov, Institute of History, Daghestan Ronald Suny, Michigan University and University of Chicago Tadeusz Swietochowski, Columbia University


Submissions to the journal should be sent to Marie Bennigsen Broxup , 6 Century House, Oakley Park, Frilford Heath, OX13 6QW, UK. Correspondence and articles in Russian to Mairbek Vatchagaev. Authors are encouraged to submit papers electronically.


Papers are accepted in English and Russian. British English spelling is preferred. A typical article will be 5000-8000 words. Manuscripts should comprise in the following order : title page, abstract of approximately 150 words, 4-6 keywords, main text, acknowledgements, appendixes when appropriate, notes, and references.

Authors should include their full names, affiliations, postal address, telephone and email address on the cover page of their manuscripts.


Yuri Anchabadze, “The Sovietisation of Abkhasia, 1920-1940”

Bayram Balci, “Identity Politics and Diaspora in Post-Soviet Azerbaijan”

Marie Bennigsen Broxup, “The Tatar Model. A Comparison of the Tatar and Chechen National Movements After the Fall of the Soviet Union”

Vladimir Bobrovnikov, “The Making of the Muslim Clergy in the North Caucasus”

John Colarusso, “The Sochi Olympic Games, Sponsor of Circassian Nationalism”

Valery Dzutsev, “NGOs and Political Developments in North Ossetia after Beslan”

George Mamoulia, “The Caucasus and the Central Powers in 1918”

Mairbek Vatchagaev, “The Role of the Sufi Brotherhoods in the Political Life of Contemporary Chechnya”

Edith Ybert, “Political Parties in Azerbaijan Before the 1917 Revolution”

DOCUMENTS Aslan Maskhadov, “Reminiscences on the first Russo-Chechen War, 1994-1996”. A previously unpublished interview taken on the eve of the second Chechen war, July 1999

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES Bidzina Ivanishvili by Régis Gente



Caucasus Survey announces a call for papers for its 1st and 2nd issues. Deadline for submissions for No 1, May 2012, and No 2, February 2013. Caucasus Survey is particularly interested in papers on the following topics, but please feel free to offer alternative subjects :

- Russian, Ottoman and Iranian competition in the Caucasus – 16-19th century
- Georgia’s annexation by Russia in the 19th century
- The Transcaucasian SFSR, 1922-1936
- Comparison of Russian military and political strategies in the conquest and pacification of the Caucasus from the 19th century to the present
- The Dunsterforce in Azerbaijan
- The 1917 Revolution and Civil War in the Caucasus
- The Stalin deportations of Caucasian nations
- The weight of the Azeris in Iranian politics from the Tabriz Revolution to the present

Current and Military Affairs
- International implications of developments in the Caucasus
- Georgia after the August 2008 war
- The Chechnya “domino effect”. What future for Russian rule in the North Caucasus in the light of growing unrest and Islamic militancy ?
- How the Chechen wars have affected Russia’s interior politics
- The impact of the Chechen wars on the reform of the Russian army
- The Russian Army in Chechnya
- What prospects for Pan-Caucasian trends ?
- The new discourse of the Russian nationalist movement regarding the Caucasus
- Russo-Turkish rivalry in the Black Sea
- Nagorno-Karabakh – a forgotten conflict
- What prospects for pluralism and democracy in Azerbaijan ?
- Azerbaijan – oil, wealth, and poverty

- Changes in Islamic thought and practices in the North Caucasus since the end of Communism
- Islam and nationalism in the Caucasus
- The role of international Islamic organisations in the rise of Muslim dissent and militancy in the Caucasus
- The official Muslim religious boards and “parallel Islam”
- Moscow’s domestic Islamic policy
- Shias and Sunnis in Azerbaijan

Area Studies
- The Crimean Tatars in the post-Soviet period
- The Kurds of the Caucasus
- The Cossacks in the Caucasus – what future ahead ?
- A comparative survey on Human Rights and the Rule of Law in the Caucasus
- Ethnic issues
- The role of women in civil society

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