A new issue of the Caucasian Review of International Affairs is out. An interview with Nigar Hasan-Zadeh on books on Azerbaijan. A review of A Little War That Shook the World: Georgia, Russia, and the Future of the West by Ronald Asmus. Panic in Georgia after a mock news broadcast (and more). Chronicles of a Soviet Capitalist: Twenty years later, Georgian writer Irakli Iosebashvili recalls the pursuit of money in the years immediately after the Iron Curtain came down (and part 2). Post-Soviet integration: Sergei Markedonov assesses the performance of the Commonwealth of Independent States (and part 2). Christopher Marsh and Nikolas K. Gvosdev on the persistence of Eurasia. An article on the evolution of Russia, as seen from McDonald’s. From FP, an artile on Dagestan, Russia's most overlooked hot spot. A fairy tale of the Soviet monolith: Ex-Soviets confuse the memory of their innocent youth for their nation's utopian vision. Perestroika Lost: Mikhail Gobachev on how Russia must regain the freedoms lost over the last 25 years to “shock therapy” and the iron grip of Russian leaders who opted for a more radical version of reform. The Russian Navy revitalized: Moscow will use sea power in its quest for greater world influence. From LRB, Keith Gessen reviews The Quality of Freedom: Khodorkovsky, Putin and the Yukos Affair by Richard Sakwa. Maxim Trudolyubov on Russia's new media paradox. Who is Russia's top intellectual? Throughout Russian and Soviet history, the intellectual has played a central and hugely influential role in society — today, that has changed. From THES, a review of Zhivago's Children: The Last Russian Intelligentsia by Vladislav Zubok (and more). A review of Stalin in Russian Satire, 1917-1991 by Karen L. Ryan. An interview with Ian Christie on books on Russian cinema.

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