The Five-Day War

Managing Moscow After the Georgia Crisis

Author: Charles King
November/December 2008
Foreign Affairs

South Ossetia and Abkhazia were places the world could conveniently ignore until Russia invaded Georgia in August. Now, the two tiny Caucasian enclaves have rekindled a superpower rivalry. The war showed the West that Moscow has lost its faith in multilateral institutions and is willing to impose its will by force.

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