List/Grid Tag Archives: 2008 War

Janusz Bugajski – Georgian Lessons: Conflicting Russian and Western Interests in the Wider Europe

Janusz Bugajski – Georgian Lessons: Conflicting Russian and Western Interests in the Wider Europe

This volume places the Russo-Georgian conflict in the context of Russia’s broader objectives, the country’s internal weaknesses, the limitations of EU and NATO policies, and America’s security priorities. It also… Read more »

Aurel Braun –  NATO and Russia: Post-Georgia Threat Perceptions

Aurel Braun – NATO and Russia: Post-Georgia Threat Perceptions

The 2008 war in Georgia is but a milestone on the downward curve in NATO-Russia relations, one that has been characterized by misunderstandings, misplaced expectations and missed opportunities. This is… Read more »

Cory Welt – Still Staging Democracy: Contestation and Conciliation in Postwar Georgia

Cory Welt – Still Staging Democracy: Contestation and Conciliation in Postwar Georgia

Georgia’s August War with Russia prompted a new wave of political mobilization against the government of President Mikheil Saakashvili after a previous effort faltered in 2007–2008. Despite its renewed vigor, the postwar… Read more »

Cory Welt – The Thawing of a Frozen Conflict: the Internal Security Dilemma and the 2004 Prelude to the Russo-Georgian War

Cory Welt – The Thawing of a Frozen Conflict: the Internal Security Dilemma and the 2004 Prelude to the Russo-Georgian War

While the proximate causes of the 2008 Russo–Georgian war have yet to be satisfactorily investigated, an assessment of an earlier occasion of conflict in South Ossetia in 2004 can lay… Read more »

Ronald Grigor Suny – The Pawn of the Great Powers: The East-West Competition for Caucasia

Ronald Grigor Suny – The Pawn of the Great Powers: The East-West Competition for Caucasia

Caucasia has become an area of contention, like much of post-Soviet Eurasia, between the East and West. The South Caucasus has provided the first opportunity for Russia to demonstrate its… Read more »

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