List/Grid Tag Archives: 2008 War

Alexander Cooley & Lincoln Mitchell – No Way to Treat Our Friends: Recasting Recent U.S./Georgian Relations

Alexander Cooley & Lincoln Mitchell – No Way to Treat Our Friends: Recasting Recent U.S./Georgian Relations

Alexander Cooley and Lincoln Mitchell argue in this article that two flawed principles guided recent U.S. policy towards Georgia that failed to anticipate the 2008 conflict and prevent its escalation. First,… Read more »

Stephen F. Jones (ed.) – War and Revolution in the Caucasus: Georgia Ablaze

Stephen F. Jones (ed.) – War and Revolution in the Caucasus: Georgia Ablaze

The South Caucasus has traditionally been a playground of contesting empires. This region, on the edge of Europe, is associated in Western minds with ethnic conflict and geopolitical struggles in… Read more »

Lincoln A. Mitchell – Uncertain Democracy: U.S. Foreign Policy and Georgia’s Rose Revolution

Lincoln A. Mitchell – Uncertain Democracy: U.S. Foreign Policy and Georgia’s Rose Revolution

In November of 2003, a stolen election in the former Soviet republic of Georgia led to protests and the eventual resignation of President Eduard Shevardnadze. Shevardnadze was replaced by a… Read more »

Ronald Asmus – A Little War That Shook the World: Georgia, Russia, and the Future of the West

Ronald Asmus – A Little War That Shook the World: Georgia, Russia, and the Future of the West

The brief war between Russia and Georgia in August 2008 seemed to many like an unexpected shot out of the blue that was gone as quickly as it came. Former… Read more »

James Forsyth – The Caucasus: A History

James Forsyth – The Caucasus: A History

For the first time, this major new survey of the Caucasus traces a unified narrative history of this complex and turbulent region at the borderlands of Europe, Asia and the… Read more »

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