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Georgia after the Rose Revolution : geopolitical predicament and implications for U.S. policy / Svante E. Cornell
AuthorCornell, Svante E. Search Wikipedia for Svante E. Cornell
Corporate name@Army War College Search Wikipedia for @Army War College
PublishedCarlisle, PA : Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, 2007 ; Halle (Saale) : Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt
HostHalle (Saale) : Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt
DescriptionOnline-Ressource (Text, 260 kB)
"February 2007."
What is at stake in Georgia? -- U.S. interests in the South Caucasus -- Russian policies -- Independence and the Russian "reconquista" -- The slipping of the Caucasus, 1996-99 -- Implications for the West -- Implications
Document typeE-Book
KeywordsOnline-Publikation Search Wikipedia for Online-Publikation / Rosenrevolution Search Wikipedia for Rosenrevolution
URNurn:nbn:de:gbv:3:5-47344 Persistent Identifier (URN)
Georgia after the Rose Revolution [0.25 mb]
The attacks on New York and Washington on September 11 2001 enhanced the importance of both the Transcaucasus and Central Asia to American security. Overflight rights through the Caucasus to Central Asia and Afghanistan are vital components of the ongoing military effort there by both U.S. and NATO forces. But this region has multiple conflicts and fault-lines. As multiple recent crises show Russo-Georgian tensions connected with South Ossetia and Abkhazia could erupt into open violence at any time. The author outlines the possibilities for conflict in this region and the qualities that make it strategically important not only for Washington and Moscow but also increasingly for Europe