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Crisis in the Caucasus: Russia, Georgia and the West / Edition 1

Crisis in the Caucasus: Russia, Georgia and the West / Edition 1

by Paul B. Rich
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ISBN-13: 9780415544290
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/01/2009
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Paul B. Rich is a freelance writer and researcher who has written extensively on International Affairs. His books include State Power and Black Politics in South Africa, The Counter Insurgent State and Warlords in International Relations. He is currently engaged in a wider study of Russia in the global system as well as an essay on western intellectual history entitled Three cultural constructs for our time: heroes, martyrs and celebrities.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: The Global Significance of a Small War Paul B. Rich 2. The Russian state and great power politics Paul B. Rich 3. The Putin state and the debate on the use of force in international relations Yuri Zhukov 4. Georgia as an issue in Russian foreign policy Peter Shearman 5. The Russian use of cybernetic warfare David Betz 6. The Media and the Georgian conflict Margarita Akhvlediani 7. Oil Pipe Lines and the Georgian Crisis Tracey German 8. Caucasus and Balkans in the midst of imperial discourses, national narratives and literary texts Zaza Shatirishvili 9. The Georgia Crisis and Western strategic options Stephen Blank 10. Russia’s war in Georgia: Lessons and consequences Fredrik Westerlund and Carolina Vendill Pallinn 11. The Bear Came Through the Tunnel: An Analysis of Georgian Planning and Operations in the Russo-Georgian War and Implications for U.S. Policy Robert Hamilton

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