By Richard Foltz | – Tskhinval, Republic of South Ossetia (Informed Comment) – On May 29 South Ossetians celebrated the signing of their declaration of independence in 1992. Given that South Ossetia’s statehood has been recognized by only five UN member states, this event could hardly be expected to make international news. And yet, given […]
Richard Foltz is a cultural historian at Concordia University specializing in the broader Iranian world. His most recent book is A History of the Tajiks: Iranians of the East (IB Tauris); he is also author of Iran in World History (Oxford University Press, 2016), which has also been published in a Persian edition (Entesharat-e Dibayeh, 2016).