August 7, 2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Livestream Only

On August 7 2008, Russia embarked on a full-scale military aggression against Georgia in an attempt to redraw borders through force and strike a blow to the international rules-based order. For five days, Russia and Georgia engaged in a war which killed and wounded hundreds and caused immense destruction. The devastating effects of the war are still felt across the region today. 

The Middle East Institute’s Frontier Europe Initiative, in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, is pleased to host Peace and Security in Europe: 12 years of Georgia’s Struggle for De-occupation. This event will be viewable via livestream only. 

Over two high-level sessions, the webinar will assess the legacy of the 2008 war, focusing on the long-term impacts on Euro-Atlantic security and implications of an unresolved Russia-Georgia dispute for peace and security in Europe. 

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