FIA and ERA Institute to Hold Joint Discussion

Please join Forum on International Affairs (FIA) and ERA Institute in a joint discussion exploring the human geography of the North Caucasus region. ERA Institute Senior Fellow Erik Khzmalyan will review the geographic boundaries of the Caucasus and countries located in the region and will identify the region’s ethnicities and their cultural and linguistic differences. Specifically, he will focus on those ethnicities that are less well known. He will then discuss Russia’s conquest of the Caucasus and the security challenges emanating from the Northern Caucasus.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 4 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
WHERE: 441 4th St NW, Washington, DC 20001-2714, United States


One of the most linguistically diverse regions in the world lies in-between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea among the Caucasus mountain range. The Caucasus region features more than 50 ethnic groups across six recognized countries and speaking dozens of languages. Various empires, including the Byzantines, Persians, Ottomans, and Soviets have all fought to control the entire area but with limited success. The northern part of the region, known as Ciscaucasia or the North Caucasus, is located in modern-day Russia.

FIA is dedicated to organizing engaging discussions on global affairs in an off-the-record, inclusive, non-partisan format at venues around the DC metropolitan area.

This article is produced by the Eurasian Research and Analysis Institute, Inc. (ERA Institute), a public, 501(c)(3) nonprofit institution devoted to studying Eurasian affairs. All views, positions, and conclusions expressed in this publication should be understood to be solely those of the author(s).

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