2012. Compiled using ArcGIS Desktop, designed using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.

Developed in 2012 with Stanford linguistics expert Asya Pereltsvaig and Stanford History professor Martin Lewis for the blog GeoCurrents. Read the original post here. This is actually the second version of the map, after Asya and Martin solicited feedback from readers to correct errors and inaccuracies. Read about the revision here.

As the world turned its attention to the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, the New York Times published on Feb. 5, 2014 an overview of the conflicts in the Caucasus region and incorporated the geospatial data we developed for this map. See the article here.