Project September 26, 2006

Caucasus in Context

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Pulitzer Center Director Jon Sawyer traveled to Russia and throughout the South Caucasus, reporting on a region that is caught between East and West, North and South as well as its own conflicted history.

The project focused in part on several of the "frozen conflicts" left over from the collapse of the former Soviet Union, among them the disputed territories of South Ossetia and Abkhazia in Georgia and Nagorno Karabakh, between Armenia and Azerbaijan. The reporting also raised questions about the potential impact in a volatile region of any conflict between the United States and Iran.