Tensions Rising in the Caucasus

by Nathan Hamm on 8/4/2004

Tensions in South Ossetia continue to remain very high as both Georgian and South Ossetian forces clash nightly.

Making matters worse, Georgian troops are being blamed for an incident in which a Russian convoy was fired upon in the conflict zone.

And now, the conflict is spreading to Abkhazia as the Georgian Navy is warning that ships travelling to Abkhazia without Georgian permission will be sunk.

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Nathan is the founder and Principal Analyst for Registan, which he launched in 2003. He was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Uzbekistan 2000-2001 and received his MA in Central Asian Studies from the University of Washington in 2007. Since 2007, he has worked full-time as an analyst, consulting with private and government clients on Central Asian affairs, specializing in how socio-cultural and political factors shape risks and opportunities and how organizations can adjust their strategic and operational plans to account for these variables. More information on Registan's services can be found here, and Nathan can be contacted via Twitter or email.

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