Russian, East European and Eurasian Center
Territorial integrity and identity within the Republic of Georgia: a comparative case study of Ajaria, Abkhazia and South Ossetia (2015-05-21)The presence of de-facto independent entities infringe on Georgia's traditional perception of its territorial integrity and importantly, inhibit the consolidation of its democracy. Imperative to an understanding of the ...
The influence of regional conflicts and military reform on the 2010 and 2014 Military Doctrines of the Russian Federation: an analysis of the development and current force posture of the Russian conventional ground forces (2015-04-30)The 2010 and 2014 Military Doctrines of the Russian Federation, as planning documents for the armed forces, have been influenced and guided, both directly and indirectly, by the recent regional conflicts in Georgia and ...
(2015-01-21)Abstract Russian hydrocarbon resources are a major source of energy for the European Union, natural gas in particular. Controlling energy flow gives Russia powerful leverage and Russia continues to use this to its ...
Turkey's role in interethnic relations in the Western Balkans. Implementation of the Strategic Depth Doctrine in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, and Macedonia (2009-2014) (2014-05-30)The coming to power of the Justice and Development Party has marked the start of a more pro-active Turkish foreign policy which implied a dynamic engagement in the Balkans, an area that had been dominated roughly for five ...
Educational opportunities for physically handicapped students in post-Soviet Russia: the role of the judicial system (2013-05-24)This thesis examines the role of the judicial system in deciding educational opportunities for physically disabled students in post-Soviet Russia. First, the history of the approach to education for disabled citizens in ...