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A Decade After the Georgia War

August 12, 2018 Topic: Security Region: Eurasia Tags: RussiaNATOHistoryGeorgiaMilitaryTechnology

A Decade After the Georgia War

As NATO military forces roll into the Caucasus region, Moscow observes and calculates its next move.

Lyle J. Goldstein is a research professor in the China Maritime Studies Institute (CMSI) at the United States Naval War College in Newport, RI. In addition to Chinese, he also speaks Russian and he is also an affiliate of the new Russia Maritime Studies Institute (RMSI) at Naval War College. You can reach him at [email protected]. The opinions in his columns are entirely his own and do not reflect the official assessments of the U.S. Navy or any other agency of the U.S. government.

Image: Soldiers stand at attention during a ceremony at the memorial cemetery of the Georgian soldiers killed during the war with Russia over the breakaway region of South Ossetia in 2008 in Tbilisi, Georgia, August 8, 2017. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili