Russia and Georgia: A Post-Conflict Assessment and Change in the Russian Airborne Forces


Nathaniel M. James (Editor)
Noah E. Wilson (Editor)

Series: Russian Political, Economic, and Security Issues, Global Political Studies
BISAC: POL060000

In the early 1990s, Georgia and its breakaway South Ossetia region had agreed to a Russian-mediated ceasefire that provided for Russian “peacekeepers” to be stationed in the region. Moscow extended citizenship and passports to most ethnic Ossetians. Simmering long-time tensions escalated on the evening of August 7, 2008, when South Ossetia and Georgia accused each other of launching intense artillery barrages against each other. Georgia claims that South Ossetian forces did not respond to a ceasefire appeal but intensified their shelling, “forcing” Georgia to send in troops. This book provides a post-conflict assessment of the Russian-Georgian conflict of August 2008, with a focus on the implications for U.S. interests and the organizational change in the Russian airborne forces. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Russia-Georgia Conflict in August 2008: Context and Implications for U.S. Interests
(Jim Nichol, CRS)

Organizational Change in the Russian Airborne Forces: The Lessons of the Georgian Conflict
(Rod Thornton, Strategic Studies Institute)


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