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David Siroky & Valeriy Dzutsev – Rational or Reckless? Georgia’s Zugzwang in the Caucasus

David Siroky & Valeriy Dzutsev – Rational or Reckless? Georgia’s Zugzwang in the Caucasus

Although the 2008 Russian-Georgian war was a military defeat for Georgia, it has only reinforced Georgia’s westward trajectory. One noteworthy difference from Georgia’s pre-war policy is a new regional strategy… Read more »

George Khelashvili – Georgia, Russia and the North Caucasus: Is Enmity What States Make of It?

George Khelashvili – Georgia, Russia and the North Caucasus: Is Enmity What States Make of It?

This paper is an attempt to analyse the root causes of discord between Georgia and Russia that pertain to the politics of the North Caucasus. In the first section, an… Read more »

George Khelashvili – Georgian Perceptions of the North Caucasus and of US-Russian Relations

George Khelashvili – Georgian Perceptions of the North Caucasus and of US-Russian Relations

The main argument of this paper is that neither the Georgian nor Russian government has changed its position in the conflict or its underlying assumptions about regional politics — this… Read more »

Svante Cornell – Small Nations and Great Powers

Svante Cornell – Small Nations and Great Powers

The book introduces the geographical, historical and ethno-linguistic framework of the Caucasus, focusing on the Russian incorporation of the region, the root most conflicts. The author analyses individual conflicts, from… Read more »

Neil MacFarlane – Georgia: National Security Concept versus National Security

Neil MacFarlane – Georgia: National Security Concept versus National Security

Political messaging overpowers strategic analysis in Georgia’s National Security Concept. Despite having some strengths, it also contains many weaknesses, including disregard of important risks, misunderstanding of threats and generation of… Read more »

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