The War in Georgia and the Western response

Bowker, Michael (2011) The War in Georgia and the Western response. Central Asian Survey, 30 (2). pp. 197-211. ISSN 0263-4937

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Abstract

This article considers Western, and most particularly American, policy towards Tbilisi in the Russo-Georgian war of August 2008. The article does not accept the view of Russian leaders that the United States actively promoted the Georgian attack on South Ossetia. It does, however, argue that Washington's alliance with Georgia was sufficiently close to make President Saakashvili believe he would receive American support in the event of war with Russia. The war, however, was not in America's interest since it threatened its position in the South Caucasus and provided Russia with an opportunity to re-emphasize its growing power in the world.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Political, Social and International Studies
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Political, Social and International Studies
Depositing User: Sarah Burbidge
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2011 09:16
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2022 15:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/31988
DOI: 10.1080/02634937.2011.570121

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