Small Anatomy of Georgian-Ossetian Conflict

3 Pages Posted: 25 Aug 2010

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Maia Tsaboshvili

Georgian Ossetian Union “Iber-Iron”, Georgia

Date Written: August 24, 2010

Abstract

In the 90s of the past century the Soviet Union disappeared from the world map and several new sovereign countries were created. These countries, especially south Caucasus’s 3 republics: Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan, started facing political, economical, ethnic and religious confrontations (e.g. Georgian conflicts in Apkhazia and Ossetia; Armenia-Azerbaijan armed confrontation for Kharabagh).

The main aim of my speech is to portray from the main points of existing ethno-territorial political conflicts and 20 years anatomy of Georgian-Ossetian conflict which started in 1989 and mistakes which were made by the parties during the regulation, which resulted in war in August 2008, the smallest war of the 20th century: “The war over South Ossetia lasted only one week, but will have devastating consequences for civilians for generations to come.” said Rachel Denber, Europe and Central Asia director at Human Rights Watch.

Keywords: Ethno-territorial conflicts, political conflicts, Ossetians

Suggested Citation

Tsaboshvili, Maia, Small Anatomy of Georgian-Ossetian Conflict (August 24, 2010). OIDA International Journal of Sustainable Development, Vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 47-49, 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1664547

Maia Tsaboshvili (Contact Author)

Georgian Ossetian Union “Iber-Iron”, Georgia ( email )

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