caucasus caucasus  /ˈkɔ kə səs/


  1. (n) the mountain range in Caucasia between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea that forms part of the traditional border between Europe and Asia
  2. (n) a large region between the Black and Caspian seas that contains the Caucasus Mountains; oil is its major resource



  1. Georgia: Land of Exile for Egypt’s Coptic Christians

    Copyright show:  No Increasingly under pressure in Egypt, the Copts, one of the world’s oldest Christian communities, are starting to migrate to Georgia, a bastion of Orthodox Christianity in the South Caucasus. But the transition is not entirely a smooth one. read more
    on June 12, 2013     Source: EurasiaNet

  2. Turkey, an island of stability in a chaotic region, needs U.S. support (Other Views)

    For citizens of Turkey, the past decade has been one fraught with anxiety that the wolf of instability is right at the door. To the southeast, the war in Iraq has made the Kurdish minority even more restive and demanding of greater autonomy or even statehood; the Iranian mullahs on the eastern border continue their path of nuclear-tipped aggression; the warring factions in the Caucasus on the ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Middletown Press

  3. Georgia encouraged with meeting over NATO membership

    Georgia will become a NATO member, but it is too early to talk about dates, Georgian Defence Minister Irakli Alasania stated in Brussels after a meeting with NATO Secretary General's Special Representative for the South Caucasus and Central Asia James Appathurai.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Stars and Stripes

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  1. "Russia's historic role of the guarantor of peace in the Caucasus has increased," said Boris Gryzlov, speaker of the lower chamber. "The Caucasus has always been and will remain the zone of Russia's strategic interests."
    on Aug 25, 2008 By: Boris Gryzlov Source: Washington Post

  2. "Russia, as guarantor of security in the Caucasus and the region, will make the decision which unambiguously supports the will of these two Caucasus peoples," Medvedev said.
    on Aug 14, 2008 By: Dmitry Medvedev Source: AFP

  3. "Georgia is a democratic government in the caucasus that has elected leaders. To call it a project of anyplace, of anybody, perhaps belies more about what Russia thinks about its neighbors that what it thinks about US policy," Rice said.
    on Aug 12, 2008 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: Reuters

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