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Dr. Svante E. Cornell is Research Director of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and Silk Road Studies Program, a Joint Research and Policy Center affiliated with Johns Hopkins University-SAIS and Uppsala University, Sweden. Previously, he taught at the Royal Swedish Military Academy and in 2002-03 served as the Course Chair of Caucasus Area Studies at the Foreign Service Institute of the U.S. Department of State.His main areas of expertise are security issues, state-building, and transnational crime in Southwest and Central Asia, with a specific focus on the Caucasus. He also has expertise in Turkish and Pakistani politics and foreign policy. Dr. Cornell is the Editor of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, the Joint Center's biweekly publication (www.cacianalyst.org), and of the Joint Center's Silk Road Papers series of occasional papers. Dr. Cornell is the author of four books, including Small Nations and Great Powers, the first comprehensive study of the post-Soviet conflicts in the Caucasus; and of the forthcoming Azerbaijan Since Independence. His articles have appeared in journals such as World Politics, the Washington Quarterly, Current History, Journal of Democracy, and Europe-Asia Studies. Dr. Cornell was educated at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey, and holds a Ph.D. in Peace and Conflict Studies from Uppsala University.
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The author outlines the possibilities for conflict in post-revolutionary Georgia and the qualities that make it strategically important, not only for Washington and Moscow, but also increasingly for Europe.