The following video is from Gordon M. Hahn’s lecture on the August 2008 Georgian-South Ossetiyan-Russian Five-Day War, Russian politics, and the North Caucasus given at a conference of the San Francisco-based Center for Civic Initiatives in spring 2009 at Asilomar, California.
PART 1: Dr. Gordon Hahn of the Monterey Institute of International Studies discusses the Russo-Georgian War and it’s implications on U.S.-Russian foreign policy.
PART 2: Dr Gordon Hahn discusses Abkhazia and regional ethnic and political diversity and its relevance to US and Russia foreign policies.
About the Author – Gordon M. Hahn, Ph.D., is an Expert Analyst at Corr Analytics, http://www.canalyt.com and a Senior Researcher at the Center for Terrorism and Intelligence Studies (CETIS), Akribis Group, www.cetisresearch.org. Dr. Hahn is the author of the forthcoming book: The Russian Dilemma: Aspiration, Trepidation, and the West in the Making of Russia’s Security Culture (McFarland, 2021). Previously, he has authored four well-received books: Ukraine Over the Edge: Russia, the West, and the “New Cold War” (McFarland, 2018); The Caucasus Emirate Mujahedin: Global Jihadism in Russia’s North Caucasus and Beyond (McFarland, 2014), Russia’s Islamic Threat (Yale University Press, 2007), and Russia’s Revolution From Above: Reform, Transition and Revolution in the Fall of the Soviet Communist Regime, 1985-2000 (Transaction, 2002). He also has published numerous think tank reports, academic articles, analyses, and commentaries in both English and Russian language media.
Dr. Hahn also has taught at Boston, American, Stanford, San Jose State, and San Francisco State Universities and as a Fulbright Scholar at Saint Petersburg State University, Russia and has been a senior associate and visiting fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Kennan Institute in Washington DC, and the Hoover Institution. He also taught Russian Politics, Comparative Politics, and Jihadi Terrorism at the Monterey Institute for International Studies (now the Middlebury Institute for International Studies at Monterey) in Monterey, California from 2006-2015; the period when the above lecture was given.