The Crisis in South Ossetia: A Test of Russia’s Conduct

Jamestown Senior Fellow Vladimir Socor discussed the escalating crisis between Russian and Georgian forces in South Ossetia at a luncheon event hosted by the Jamestown Foundation.

Mr. Socor, a senior fellow at the Washington-based Jamestown Foundation and analyst for the Eurasia Daily Monitor, is a long-time specialist on the former-Soviet Union. His renowned analyses on the frozen conflicts in the Black Sea and South Caucasus regions have earned him the praise of key regional leaders and the attention of the U.S. policymaking community. He is a speaker in high demand at policy conferences, including the recent NATO Istanbul summit and a February 2004 presentation to 18 Ambassadors at the OSCE headquarters in Vienna. In 2003, the NATO Center in Bucharest honored Mr. Socor as "Best International Affairs Analyst."

Sponsored by the Jamestown Foundation, the luncheon event aimed to raise awareness of this overlooked crisis and discuss the implications for Russian policy in the Caucasus. Mr. Socor’s address was followed by commentary from Zeyno Baran of the Nixon Center and an open discussion among the luncheon’s participants.


The event was held at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace at 12:00 P.M. on Wednesday, July 14, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Choate Conference Room 1st floor