Irina Kelekhsayeva | Institute for War and Peace Reporting
Stories by the author
15 Feb 10
The residents of the unrecognised republic live in daily fear of new conflict with Georgia.
24 May 07
Georgian government increases support for “alternative” president of South Ossetia.
3 Nov 06
Some Ossetian politicians question the merits of holding another independence vote
8 Sep 06
After a helicopter carrying the Georgian defence minister is nearly shot out of the sky by South Ossetian troops, neither side looks ready to back away from confrontation.
3 Aug 06
A summer full of fear and violence leaves South Ossetians expecting the worst in the confrontation with Tbilisi.
17 Dec 05
Can a letter from the president of South Ossetia breathe new life into the moribund peace process?
17 Nov 04
Governments of South Ossetia and Georgia try to make a compromise agreement work, but the situation on the ground remains tense.