No. 40: Russia and the Frozen Conflicts of Georgia
Author(s): Stacy Closson, Sergei Markedonov, Archil Gegeshidze, Viacheslav Chirikba
Editor(s): Jeronim Perovic, Robert Orttung, Matthias Neumann, Heiko Pleines, Hans-Henning Schröder
Series: Russian Analytical Digest (RAD)
Publisher(s): Center for Security Studies (CSS), ETH Zurich; Research Centre for East European Studies, University of Bremen
Publication Year: 2008
This issue of the Russian Analytical Digest examines relations between Russia and Georgia with a focus on Georgia's secessionist regions Abkhazia and South Ossetia. It gives an overview of the conflict including political and economic aspects of its escalation. Additionally, the authors analyze the process of conflict settlement from both Georgian and Russian perspectives and examine the case for Abkhazian statehood based on Kosovo. This issue also includes a Russian popular opinion poll concerning the frozen conflicts on the territory of the former Soviet Union.