Marco Manuel Marsili Wick

Paper cited by Viacheslav Chirikba in his book on Independence of Abkhazia in the Light of International Law


My article “The Birth of a (Fake?) Nation at the Aftermath of the Decomposition of USSR. The Unsolved Issue of Post- Soviet ‘Frozen Conflicts’” (doi: 10.5281/zenodo.44945) released in Proelium 7(10), 2016, p. 161-178, is cited by Viacheslav Chirikba in his book Independence of the Republic of Abkhazia in the Light of International Law (Russian: Независимость Республики Абхазия в свете международного права), published by the Center for Strategic Studies (CSS) under the President of the Republic of Abkhazia; Dept. of Political Science and Conflictology, D. Gulia Abkhazian Institute for Humanitarian Research of the Abkhazian Academy of Sciences, Sukhum, Abkhazia, 2022 (252 рages). The book can be downloaded free of charge here.

The book is devoted to the discussion of various aspects of the international legal status of the statehood of Abkhazia from the point of view of the theory of international law and the practice of international relations. For ease of presentation, the text in the first chapter is given in the form of questions and answers. The second chapter presents an outline of the political history of Abkhazia from the early stages until 2018. Statistical materials, legal documents, as well as state symbols and historical maps of Abkhazia are attached to the work. The book is addressed to international lawyers, statehood experts, historians, political scientists, diplomats, as well as to a wider readership.