The Guns of August 2008: Russia's War in Georgia

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Routledge, 2015 M01 28 - 224 pages
In the summer of 2008, a conflict that appeared to have begun in the breakaway Georgian territory of South Ossetia rapidly escalated to become the most significant crisis in European security in a decade. The implications of the Russian-Georgian war will be understood differently depending on one's narrative of what transpired and perspective on the broader context. This book is designed to present the facts about the events of August 2008 along with comprehensive coverage of the background to those events. It brings together a wealth of expertise on the South Caucasus and Russian foreign policy, with contributions by Russian, Georgian, European, and American experts on the region.
 

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Contents

List ofTables and Illustrative Materials
GeorgianRussian Relations in the 1990s
The Break with the Past
The Saakashvili Administrations Reaction to Russian Policies
The Path to War in Georgia
The Escalation of the RussiaGeorgia
The Information War Between Russia
The Implications of the RussiaGeorgia War for European Security
Notes
Contributors

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