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Caucasian Cauldron: The Geopolitics of Ethnic Conflicts

School of International Relations Director's Lecture on Theory and Practice

Veteran journalist, media analyst, and author Thomas de Waal will discuss the South Caucasus- including Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. De Waal will share his knowledge of this turbulent and important region.
De Waal is author of the authoritative book on the Karabakh conflict, Black Garden: Armenia and Azerbaijan Through Peace and War (2003), which has been translated into Armenian, Azeri, and Russian, and co-author with Carlotta Gall of Chechnya: Calamity in the Caucasus (1999). His latest book is The Caucasus: An Introduction (2010). De Waal has worked extensively as a journalist and writer in the Caucasus and Black Sea region and in Russia. He has twice worked as an analyst and reporter for the BBC World Service in London, from 1991 to 1993 and from 1998 to 1999, and continues to make documentaries for BBC Radio.