Russia-Georgia Conflicts

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Russia-Georgia Conflicts by Mind Map: Russia-Georgia Conflicts

1. Historical Background

1.1. Collapse of the Soviet Union

1.2. Choosing the Western Route

1.3. 1989, 9 April Russian Forces raided the demonstration

1.4. 1992- War in Abkhazia

1.4.1. Ethnic Group Against the Majority

1.4.2. Russian Recognition

1.4.3. Georgian invasion in the region

2. Main Actors

2.1. Russia

2.2. Georgia

2.2.1. Abkhazia

2.2.2. South Osetia

2.3. U.S.

2.4. NATO

3. Reasons of conflicts (basic)

3.1. Different political leaders

3.2. Western Route

3.2.1. NATO expansion

3.3. Economic interests

3.4. Strategically important region

4. Reasons of conflicts in lens of realism

4.1. Neo-Realism

4.1.1. Anarchy (Internal and External)

4.1.1.1. Russian attack on Georgia

4.1.1.2. Georgian Invasion in Abkhazia

4.1.2. Weakness of governance

4.1.3. Power Balance

4.1.3.1. U.S's Recognition of Kosovo

4.1.3.2. Russia's Recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia

4.1.4. Security Dilemma

4.2. Offensive Realism

4.2.1. Competition Between the Great Powers

4.2.2. New "Status Quo"

4.2.3. Constant Seek of Power

4.3. Defensive Realism

4.3.1. Russia defending borders

4.4. Neo-Classical Realism

4.4.1. Western Recognition of Russia

5. Why Russia needs Caucasus?

5.1. Economic Interests

5.1.1. Control on trading

5.1.1.1. Oil pipe-line

5.2. Strategically important territory