“Little war” of Russia and Georgia and the start of the drone armor race Cover Image

„Mała wojna” Rosji i Gruzji a rozpoczęcie wyścigu zbrojeń dronów
“Little war” of Russia and Georgia and the start of the drone armor race

Author(s): Olga Wasiuta, Sergiusz Wasiuta
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Social Sciences
Published by: Wydawnictwo Adam Marszałek
Keywords: drones; Georgia; Five-Day War; drones arms race

Summary/Abstract: This article examines drone usage by Russia and Georgia in Five-Day War during 2008. Rapidly increasing the use of lethal drones profoundly shapes the ability of various countries and armed groups to wage war. This could have serious consequences for regional security. Th e rapidly increasing use of drones and robots as well as data-driven military analysis are likely to have a significant impact on the future of hostilities in military operations. In this article, the authors want to answer the most important questions related to this five day war: what were the causes of Russo-Georgian war, who started this war, who were the winners of this war and who lost it, who helped to end this war. Authors emphasize that the war showed weaknesses in NATO and EU security systems, as they did not react effectively to the forced border change and Russia’s territory occupation of an independent state. The war also showed cracks in Europe between Western powers that wanted to maintain good relations with Russia and Eastern European Countries at the same time.

  • Issue Year: 30/2021
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 9-31
  • Page Count: 23
  • Language: Polish