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The Caucasian Review of International Affairs (CRIA) is a Germany-based, quarterly peer-reviewed free, not-for-profit and online academic journal which has been published in English since 2006. With its preeminent International Advisory Board and Editorial Board representing various academic institutions the Review is committed to promote a better understanding of regional affairs by providing relevant background information and analysis, as far as the Caucasus in general, and the South Caucasus in particular are concerned. CRIA also welcomes lucid, well-documented papers on other countries and regions including especially Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, Russia, Ukraine, Eastern Europe as well as on all aspects of international affairs, from all political viewpoints. CRIA’s primary goal is to produce an efficient dialogue and exchange of ideas on the Caucasus and beyond among practitioners, researchers and theorists from the region itself and abroad. 

CRIA publishes research papers, comments, book reviews and interviews as well as a weekly analytical piece, the Caucasus Update. CRIA distinguishes itself as the only quarterly academic peer-reviewed free online journal covering the topics on the Caucasus. The Review is widely distributed free of charge via email to large number of subscribers, and is available via a range of research networks and mailing lists to thousands of readers in the region and worldwide. Readers of CRIA include primarily international affairs professionals, think tanks, embassies, policy-makers, parliamentarians, governmental agencies, journalists, different regional and international NGOs, and university libraries from the Caucasus and around the globe. 

Additionally, CRIA is indexed in the following citation indexes and research databases: Columbia International Affairs Online, ProQuest Research Library, EBSCOhost Research Database, Directory of Open Access Journals, Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory, International Relations and Security Network, World Affairs Online, Virtuelle Fachbibliothek Osteuropa, Google Scholar, Global Development Network, Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek, Social Sciences Eastern Europe, Electronic Library Information Navigator – ELIN@NIAS, Genamics JournalSeek, etc.

Being included in the electronic journalcatalogues of the respective university libraries CRIA is available to the academic communities of universities such as Harvard University, Princeton University, Stanford University, Columbia University, Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins University, George Mason University,  George Washington University, University of California Berkeley, University of Chicago, University of Toronto, McGill University, Humboldt University of Berlin, Hamburg University, University of Vienna, University of Munich, etc. 

CRIA has also established mutually beneficial partnerships with a number of organizations and publications such as Caucasus Research Resource Centres, TREND News Agency, Welttrends Journal,, etc. and is looking forward to increase the number of such partnerships in the future.