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Acacia Wealth Advisors hosts luncheon and presentation by author of "Russia's Border Wars & Frozen Conflicts", Dr. James Coyle at the Montage, Beverly Hills

On February 22, 2018, Acacia Wealth Advisors, along with Sanli Pastore & Hill, hosted a luncheon by Dr. James Coyle.  He is the author of the recently published book, Russia’s Border Wars & Frozen Conflicts.  During the presentation Dr. Coyle examined the origins and execution of Russian military and political activities in Moldova, Georgia, Ukraine, and Azerbaijan. There are substantial similarities in these four countries including: Russian support for minority separatist movements, Russian intervention as peacekeepers, Russian control over the diplomatic process to prevent resolution of the conflict. These resulted in a perpetuation of a significant Russian presence in each country.  Dr. Coyle ably places the conflicts in the context of both international law and nationalism theory. As a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, Director of Global Education at Chapman University, and a visiting professor of public policy at Pepperdine University, Dr. Coyle is a highly regarded expert, who has previously held a variety of positions in the US government, including director of Middle East Studies, US Army War College.

The Acacia Team with Dr. Coyle

Dr. Coyle’s new book Russia’s Border Wars & Frozen Conflicts, available on

Our lovely guests enjoying themselves.

Dr. Coyle with his wife Cigdem Coyle (left) and our Managing Director, Alev Lewis (right).


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