PUBL.- Clash in the Caucasus, November Issue of Origins Magazine
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Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective is pleased to
announce the publication of its November 2008 issue, featuring:
Clash in the Caucasus: Georgia, Russia, and the Fate of South Ossetia
by Stephen F. Jones
The brief war in Georgia in August 2008 has ushered in a new era in
international relations—although likely not the "new cold war" that so
many analysts have rushed to declare. In this month's article, Stephen
F. Jones, one of the world's foremost specialists on Georgia, explores
the origins of this summer's fighting. The war's main
protagonists—Georgians, Ossetians, Abkhaz, and Russians—have had a
long and tangled history, made worse by the swirling nationalism that
accompanied the break-up of the Soviet Union, the promise of
free-flowing petrodollars, Russia's international resurgence, and the
United States' recent, active involvement in the region.
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