I’ll be taking a brief hiatus from this blog while I update my sections for Routledge / Europa’s Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia 2014. While I’m responsible for the Armenia and another section on the South Caucasus, the publication will also include the following:
A detailed discussion of the period of political power-sharing that ensued in Georgia between President Mikheil Saakashvili and the Government of Bidzina Ivanishvili, following the victory of the latter’s Georgian Dream coalition in parlimentary elections in October 2012, and of the consolidation of power by Vladimir Putin in Russia following his return to the presidency earlier that year.
Expanded directory coverage of the separatist territories of Abkhazia, Nagornyi Karabakh, South Ossetia and Transnistria, and of the autonomous territories of Crimea, Gagauz-Yeri.
That should be ready by 16 September, but I’m also preparing for my presentation next week at a conference organized by the Council of Europe on the media and the coming presidential election in Georgia, but I’ll likely tweet some of that at @onewmphoto.
In addition to ongoing consultancy work on a regional media journalism project which I’ll update on closer to its launch that means I probably won’t get back to some other work until 1 September.