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, Rus. Kavkaz, region and mountain system, SE European Russia, Georgia, and Azerbaijan. Armenia is not crossed by the Caucasus range but is considered part of the greater region. The mountain system extends c.
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Caucasia

a region in SW Russia, Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan, between the Caspian Sea and the Black Sea: contains the Caucasus Mountains, dividing it into Ciscaucasia in the north and Transcaucasia in the south; one of the most complex ethnic areas in the world, with over 50 different peoples
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However, most observers viewing the region in mid-2001 could only rate the pace of overall political and economic reform in Central Asia and the Caucasus as slow at best.
Further, the book draws a parallel between the energy resources of the Caucasus and the oil deposits of the North Sea.
also sees cooperation in security issues involving direct military involvement as "a major element in its strategy for the countries in the Caucasus and Central Asia," (28) and from 1999 those countries have been included in the area of responsibility of the Central Command of the American Armed Forces.
Layton's study is structured according to a compelling dialectic whereby the Caucasus is primarily constructed, variously by Pushkin, Marlinskii, and Lermontov, as a primitive Asian antipode to core Russian 'civilized' values, a role made more difficult by Russians' insecurity about their affiliation to European culture.
"The International Symposium "Islamic Civilization in the Caucasus" held in Baku on 9-11 December 1998 at the initiative of great leader Heydar Aliyev was a good example of our people's attachment to their historical past and national and spiritual values."
The Caucasus has never lacked for attention from travelers.
The EU's approach is based on soft-power capabilities and entails a refined and focused version of its "neighborhood policy" towards the Caucasus. The 2008 crisis engaged the EU's interest, causing it to recognize its lack of presence in the region.
This article examines the causal factors that led to the rise of the Caucasus Emirate, how the fight for an independent, post-Soviet Chechnya morphed into a much wider struggle for an Islamic emirate governed by Shari'a across the North Caucasus, and how the conflict in the Caucasus has awkwardly intersected with the ongoing internecine jihadist battles in Syria in ways that its original leadership never intended.
It should surprise no one that the Chechens, and other peoples of the Caucasus, do not feel very Russian.
"Due to the situation in the Caucasus I consider that it is impossible for me to quit my duties," he was shown saying in a posting on Kavkazcenter.com, a separatist website, on Wednesday.
Turkey has a careful strategy in its foreign policy and has only one foreign policy on the Caucasus. Turkey wishes to facilitate stability in the Caucasus.