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Russia-Georgia Conflict in South Ossetia: Context and ...

Order Code RL34618 Russia-Georgia Conflict in South Ossetia: Context and Implications for U.S. Interests Updated September 22, 2008 Jim Nichol Specialist in Russian and Eurasian Affairs Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division

South Ossetia and Abkhazia: placing the conflict in context ...

November 2008 siPRi Policy Brief With several months lapsed since the escalation into full-scale fighting in South Ossetia, the main focus of international attention has shifted to the global financial crisis and the outcome of the US presidential elections.

The Localized Geopolitics of Displacement and Return in ...

ATTITUDES IN NORTH OSSETIA: IDENTITY, INTER-ETHNIC RELATIONS, AND WAR EXPERIENCES Designed within a larger study of war outcomes in the North Caucasus of Russia and in Bosnia-Herzegovina, the authors conducted a public opinion survey in North Ossetia in December 2005 as part of a broader 2000-person ...

Russia-Georgia Conflict in August 2008: Context and ...

In the early 1990s, Georgia and its breakaway South Ossetia region had agreed to a Russian-Russia-Georgia Conflict in August 2008: Context and Implications for U.S. Interests

Russia-Georgia Conflict in South Ossetia: Context and ...

Order Code RL34618 Russia-Georgia Conflict in South Ossetia: Context and Implications for U.S. Interests August 13, 2008 Jim Nichol Specialist in Russian and Eurasian Affairs Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division Thurgood Marshall Law Library

Russia's Kosovo: A Critical Geopolitics of the August 2008 ...

While the crisis has a long history, the key legacy is that from the breakup of the Soviet Union. 5 South Ossetia: Legacies of Violence South Ossetia 6 was recognized as a separate ethnoterritorial region by the Soviet Georgian republic in April 1922, a lesser status—autonomous oblast (AO)—than ...

The Conflict between Self-Determination and Territorial ...

In his view, Georgia has a legitimate claim to South Ossetia on the grounds of territorial integrity because the region is located within Georgian boundaries, boundaries that cannot be changed unless both sides agree to the changes, according to international law.

The Bear Went Through the Mountain: Russia Appraises its Five ...

32 T. L. Thomas South Ossetia. Georgia initiated combat activities in South Ossetia, according to the Russian press, and in the process killed fifty or so Russian peacekeepers.

Ossetians are descendants of a Sarmatian tribal confederation ...

9 Georgia's present unwillingness or inability to establish a comprehensive administrative-territorial structure 9 for the country as a whole renders it difficult to see how the question of South Ossetia can effectively be addressed.

Kosovo, South Ossetia, Tibet and the Shifting Standards for ...

"Kosovo, South Ossetia, Tibet and the Shifting Standards for Self-Determination." Kosovo, South Ossetia, Tibet and the Shifting Standards for Self-Determination.