Business as Usual? Consequences of the Russian-Georgian Conflict

Author
Ernest Wyciszkiewicz, Marcin Terlikowski, Bartosz Cichocki, Aleksandra Kreczmańska, Marek Madej, Łukasz Kulesa(ed.)
Content Type
Working Paper
Institution
The Polish Institute of International Affairs
Abstract
The developments that followed the Russian-Georgian ceasefire agreement have verified some early predictions, whether these were alarmists forecasts of Russia's continued strong-arm expansion or expectations that a conflict-induced shock would mobilize the West to form a uniform front in order to contain Russia. For yet another time, though, it turned out that events originally seen as a breakthrough in international relations tended, with time, to assume a different—even if no less momentous—meaning.
Topic
Conflict Resolution, War
Political Geography
Russia