East View Press Announces the Release of "Countdown to War in Georgia: Russia's Foreign Policy and Media Coverage of the Conflict in South Ossetia and Abkhazia"

Minneapolis, MN, USA (November 17, 2008)—East View Press (www.eastviewpress.com), publisher of perspectives from Russia/FSU and other countries of Eurasia, today announced the release of the book, "Countdown to War in Georgia: Russia's Foreign Policy and Media Coverage of the Conflict in South Ossetia and Abkhazia".

"Countdown to War in Georgia" provides in-depth coverage of Russian perspectives on the crisis in the Caucasus, starting from 1989, when tensions in South Ossetia began to boil over as Gorbachev relaxed the iron fist of Soviet control. In August 2008, the situation degraded to open warfare and an entirely new situation presented itself, including Russia's recognition of South Ossetia and Abkhazia as independent states.

"The August 2008 events in South Ossetia did more than just interrupt Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's trip to the Beijing Olympics", says Kent D. Lee, President and CEO of East View Information Services. "They ushered in a new low in Russian-American relations, perhaps the worst in the post-Cold War era."
This book provides insight into Russia's overall policy toward Georgia and the West, and it is a critical read for those interested in current relations between Russia and the United States. It also offers a different perspective on the conflict in the South Ossetia and Abkhazia than what most Westerners see reported in their media.

Countdown to War in Georgia includes articles from the most widely read newspapers, foreign policy and security publications in the Russian Federation today. All articles have been carefully translated from the original Russian and presented without commentary in order to render an accurate picture of Russian views and policy in the Caucasus.
Order this book from East View's website.


"Countdown to War in Georgia: Russia's Foreign Policy and Media Coverage of the Conflict in South Ossetia and Abkhazia"

ISBN: 978-1-879944-04-6
Number of pages: 579
Language: English
Published in 2008 by East View Press, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

 

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