The Role of Ethnic Minorities in the Domestic Politics of the South Caucuses

Prof. Alexander A. KORNILOV
10 November 2013
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Not only has 2013 emerged with the Syrian crisis making waves as far off as Moscow, Washington and Beijing, but conversely it has also heralded the election of presidents by three of the states in the South Caucuses.

Armenia which is considered to be a mono-ethnic society witnessed a repeat victory by Serge Sargsyan on the 18th February 2013. The event however has been followed by an intense and critical inter-Armenian debate as regards the necessity of a future change in the leadership. We observed an interesting mixture of comments and appeals aimed at forming a new foreign policy agenda, finding young leaders from the new generation and fresh ideas in relation to the Karabakh conflict settlement.

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