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Georgia and Russia Part III

At the NATO summit in Bucharest in April 2008, a few months before the war in South Ossetia, these two views on NATO enlargement clashed. Those in favor of Georgian membership subsequently believed that Russian interference in South Ossetia could have been avoided if Georgia had received clearer and more positive signals. Those who believed… Read More »

Georgia and Russia Part II

Since this area may also seem less strategically important to Russia than Abkhazia, they might have expected that the Russians would not interfere to any great extent. But that was not the case. Russia launched a major counterattack in both South Ossetia and other parts of Georgia, and the Georgians suffered a crushing military defeat… Read More »

Georgia and Russia Part I

The armed conflict between Georgia and South Ossetia / Russia in August 2008 was a dramatic high point in Georgia’s recent history and a low point in relations between Georgia and Russia. What is the background to the conflict over South Ossetia? Who started the war in August 2008? # # What were the motives… Read More »