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Author(s): Ants Laaneots
Contributor(s): Karl Salum (Translator)
Subject(s): International relations/trade, Security and defense, Military policy, Editorial
Published by: Kaitseväe Akadeemia (KVA)
Keywords: Russia; Crimea; European security; Military offensives; Military reform; Western Military District;

Summary/Abstract: Almost eight years have passed since the first major post-Cold War earthquake in terms of European security order, the August war in Georgia, took place. It was a significant wake-up call for the whole post-Soviet area as well as the West. Unfortunately, time has shown that the West, at least, did not take it seriously enough both in political and military terms. The need for cooperation with Russia prevailed over many grand principles that the West publicly advocated, such as the right of a state to choose its security solutions. Today, Russia continues the illegal annexation of South Ossetia and other parts of Georgian territory, promoting them as “independent states”.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 7-8
  • Page Count: 2
  • Language: English
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