Moscow’s Troubles in the Caucasus

Caucasus mapThe ongoing ethnic and political tensions between the Caspian Sea and the Black Sea are becoming a threat to the leadership in Moscow. Although the Kremlin garnered respect as a result of its war with Georgia one year ago, the situation remains explosive in other parts of the Caucasus.

The international on-line edition of the German magazine Der Spiegel has published a comprehensive report about the situation in Caucasus, from the Caspian Sea to the Black Sea. This article is a must read for anyone eager for a deeper understanding of the prevailing problems in this area.

The Kremlin’s Powderkeg
Spiegel Online, 03 August 2009

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