SOAS University of London

Centre of Contemporary Central Asia & the Caucasus

The South Caucasus: What Future for a Fractured Region?

The Caucasus: An Introduction
Thomas de Waal (Senior Fellow, Carnegie Europe)

Date: 5 June 2019Time: 6:00 PM

Finishes: 5 June 2019Time: 8:00 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: B103

Type of Event: Seminar


The second edition of Thomas de Waal’s book The Caucasus: An Introduction is an update of an essential guide to the history, politics and conflicts of the South Caucasus. Tom de Waal will talk about the distinct identity of the South Caucasus, its modern evolution from being more than merely “Russia’s neighbourhood” and the prospects for conflict resolution and regional integration.

Speaker Biography

Tom de Waal is a senior fellow with Carnegie Europe, specializing in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus region. He is the author of numerous publications about the region. As well as The Caucasus: An Introduction (Oxford University Press) he is also the author of Great Catastrophe: Armenians and Turks in the Shadow of Genocide (Oxford University Press, 2015) and of the authoritative book on the Nagorny Karabakh conflict, Black Garden: Armenia and Azerbaijan Through Peace and War (NYU Press, second edition 2013). From 2010 to 2015, de Waal worked for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC. Before that he worked extensively as a journalist in both print and for BBC radio.


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