The Russo-Georgian war and beyond: towards a European great power concert

@article{Larsen2012TheRW,
  title={The Russo-Georgian war and beyond: towards a European great power concert},
  author={H. Larsen},
  journal={European Security},
  year={2012},
  volume={21},
  pages={102 - 121}
}
  • H. Larsen
  • Published 2012
  • Political Science
  • European Security
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