List of Authors

Alexander Krylov
Doctor of Historical Sciences, president of the Scholarly Society of Caucasus Studies, leading research associate of the Center for Problems of Development and Modernization at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences. RUSSIA 

Alexander Smoltczyk
Der SPIEGEL, Middle East Bureau Chief. Abu Dhabi (UAE)

Amjad Jaimoukha
Director of the International Centre for Circassian Studies (ICCS). Author of "The Circassians: A Handbook" (Routledge; 2001) and "The Chechens: A Handbook" (Routledge, 2005). JORDAN

Andreas Chr. Täuber
Chairman of German-Abkhazian Society. GERMANY

Benedikt Harzl
Researcher at the Russian East European Eurasian Studies Centre (REEES), University of Graz, AUSTRIA

Carol Weaver
Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Leicester, UK

Cem Özdemir
Co-chairman of the German political party Alliance '90/The Greens. GERMANY

Charles King
Professor of International Affairs and Government at Georgetown University. USA

Charlotte Hille
Assistant professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Amsterdam. Dr Hille is specialised in State building, conflict resolution and international mediation. She is the author of State Building and Conflict Resolution in the Caucasus, Brill, 2010. NETHERLANDS

Chen Bram
Research fellow at the Van-Leer institute, Jerusalem (and next academic year, 2012-2013 - visiting professor at the University of Florida, Gainsville). ISRAEL 

Christopher Langton
Director, Independent Conflict Research & Analysis (ICRA). He spent thirty-two years in the British Army. In that time he served as the Deputy Commander of the UN Observer Mission in Georgia (UNOMIG) as well as holding various attaché posts in Russia, the South Caucasus and Central Asia. UK

Daniel Müller
Programme Director of the Joint Ph.D. Programme for the Social Sciences and the Humanities at TU Dortmund University. GERMANY

Demis Polandov
Journalist, Radio Free Europe\Radio Liberty. CZECH REPUBLIC

Dieter Boden
Former Special Representative of the UN Secretary General on the Georgian-Abkhaz Conflict (1999-2001) and Former Head of the OSCE Special Mission in Georgia (1995-1996). GERMANY

Dominique Caillat
Writer. (Fiction, non-fiction, plays, journalism – Focus: WWI and II, Third Reich, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Darwin and evolution, Abkhazia, biotechnology and ethics, environment) GERMANY

Donnacha Ó Beacháin
Lecturer in International Relations at Dublin City University. Author of “The Colour Revolutions in the Former Soviet Republics: Successes and Failures” (with Abel Polese), Routledge, 2010. IRELAND

Eleni Sideri
Adjunct Faculty, International Hellenic University Cultural Studies of the Black Sea. GREECE 

Erol Taymaz
Member of the Executive Committee Turkey's Federation of Caucasian Associations (KAFFED). TURKEY

Feridun Aksoy
President of Turkey's Federation of Abkhaz Associations (ABHAZFED). TURKEY

George Anchabadze
Professor of history at the Ilia State University GEORGIA

George Hewitt
Professor of Caucasian languages at London's School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS). UK

Georgi Derluguian
Professor of Sociology, Northwestern University, Chicago, USA

Ghia Nodia
Professor of politics and director of the International School for Caucasus Studies at Ilia State University, and chairman, the Caucasus Institute of Peace, Democracy and Development (CIPDD) in Tbilisi. GEORGIA

Irakli Kakabadze
Georgian writer, performance artist, peace and human rights activist. Cornell University, USA

Irakli Khintba
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of ABKHAZIA

Jade Cemre Erciyes
Researcher at the Center for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Abkhazia; Dphil Student at the University of Sussex Centre for Migration Research. UK

John Colarusso
Professor in the Anthropology Department of McMaster University. CANADA

Kai Juvakka
Independent journalist and documentarian. Author of film “Ei-toivottu valtio” (An unwanted state). FINLAND

Karlos Zurutuza
Freelance correspondent specializing in the Caucasus and the Middle East regions. BASQUE COUNTRY

Karolina Stefańczak
Political consultant, PhD candidate Dublin City University, IRELAND

Marco Siddi
Marie Curie Researcher at the University of Edinburgh. His main focus is on EU Russia relations and Russian foreign policy. Previously, he worked at the Trans European Policy Studies Association (Brussels) and at the Institute of World Economics (Budapest). UK 

Mark Brody
Independent journalist who specializes in the Caucasus. FRANCE

Maurice Bonnot
Retired French diplomat researching on de facto states problematics. FRANCE

Maurizia Jenkins
Independent Consultant, Former Political Officer of the United Nations Mission in Georgia. ITALY/UK

Mauro Murgia
Sociologist, Journalist. ITALY 

Maxim Edwards
Freelancer (UK) and former Opinion Editor of the Kazan Herald, Tatarstan's English-language newspaper. 

Maxim Gundjia
Former Foreign Minister of the Republic of ABKHAZIA

Michael Costello
PhD candidate, School of Anthropology and Conservation, University of Kent, Canterbury. Dissertation topic: “Can Law act as Adjunct to Custom? The relationship of custom and law in Abkhaz and Abkhazian state-building and ‘modernisation’”. UK.

Musa Shanibov
Former president of the Confederation of Peoples of the Caucasus. Founder and Scientific Director of the Centre for Sociological Research of the Kabardino-Balkaria State University. KBR, RUSSIA

Neal Ascherson
Scottish journalist and writer. UK

Rene Wadlow
Senior Vice-President and Representative to the UN, Geneva, Association of World Citizens. Formerly, he was Professor and Director of Research, Graduate Institute of Development Studies, University of Geneva. SWITZERLAND

Robert Crabtree
PhD Candidate at the University of Adelaide, AUSTRALIA

Ronald Grigor Suny
Director of the Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies and the Charles Tilly Collegiate Professor of Social and Political History at the University of Michigan, as well as Emeritus Professor of political science and history at the University of Chicago. USA .

sephia karta
Author of TAKLAMA Blog http://taklama.com. NETHERLANDS

Sergey Markedonov
Visiting fellow in the CSIS Russia and Eurasia Program. He is an expert on the Caucasus, as well as Black Sea, regional security, nationalism, interethnic conflicts and de-facto states in the post-Soviet area. USA/RUSSIA

Stanislav Lakoba
Professor in Archeology, Ethnology and History at the Abkhazian State University. ABKHAZIA

Thomas de Waal
Senior associate for the Caucasus at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP) in Washington. He is the author of The Caucasus: An Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2010). USA

Ucha Nanuashvili
Executive Director, Human Rights Center (HRIDC), GEORGIA

Uwe Klussmann
Correspondent in Moscow from 1999 until 2009 for the magazine "Der Spiegel". During that time, he travelled to Abkhazia thrice. GERMANY

Vanessa Boas
Marie Curie Researcher at the University of Cologne. GERMANY

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