The Kosovo Precedent in Russia's Georgia Policy

Report - External Series

Baev, Pavel K. (2008) The Kosovo Precedent in Russia's Georgia Policy, PONARS Eurasia Policy Memos, 5. Washington, DC.

The habit of manipulating the conflict with Georgia for political purposes exposes Moscow to the risk of losing control over fast-moving events.

The Russian leadership believes that Georgian territorial integrity is a fictitious notion and that NATO encroachment into the Caucasus would constitute the crossing of a clearly marked red line.

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Pavel K. Baev

Pavel K. Baev

Research Professor