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Book Discussion: Russia's Border Wars and Frozen Conflicts

  • Atlantic Council 1030 15th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20005 United States (map)

Russia's Border Wars and Frozen Conflicts examines the origins and execution of Russian military and political activities in Moldova, Georgia, Ukraine, and Azerbaijan. Using a realist perspective, Dr. James J. Coyle concludes that there are substantial similarities in the four case studies: Russian support for minority separatist movements, conflict, Russian intervention as peacekeepers, Russian control over the diplomatic process to prevent resolution of the conflict, and a perpetuation of Russian presence in the area. Dr. Coyle places the conflicts in the context of international law and nationalism theory.


James J. Coyle is a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, director of Global Education at Chapman University, and a visiting professor of public policy at Pepperdine University. Dr. Coyle previously held a variety of positions in the US government, including director of Middle East Studies, US Army War College.

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Event Details

  • Date: November 15, 2017

  • When: 4:00 - 5:00 PM

  • Where: Atlantic Council, 12th Floor

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