The South Caucasus: Transition from Subjugation to Independence (Tracing India’s Footprints)

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  • January 2022
    Book Review

    The South Caucasus region consists primarily of three countries, namely Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. The region finds scant attention in International Relations deliberations in India. It also lags behind in the foreign policy articulation of successive Indian governments despite being an energy-rich region and situated at the crossroads of Asia and Europe through which several important freight transit and energy corridors pass. Against this backdrop, Achal Malhotra, a former Indian ambassador to Armenia and Georgia, makes an endeavour to introduce readers—especially those who are interested in foreign policy issues—to the region. The book contributes to filling the gap in domain knowledge and literature about the region. The timing of the book’s publication is relevant, given the context of the latest flare-up between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh, what was referred to as a frozen, yet simmering conflict.