Monday, August 11, 2008

Violence Escalates in Georgia

Heavy fighting broke out in the Republic of Georgia on Friday, August 8, as Georgia and Russia clashed over the region of South Ossetia. This BBC News article describes some of the issues of conflict between the two former Soviet republics.

The United Nations Security Council held its fourth meeting in three days to discuss the conflict. You can learn more about the meeting via the UN News Centre or read the UN Secretary-General's statement calling for an end to the violence.

The BBC News article mentions Georgia's aims for membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Go directly to NATO's website to learn more about NATO's relations with Georgia.

The Government Publications Library provides many helpful links to web pages for the UN, NATO, and other international organizations via its International Organizations web page. For links to the government web pages of foreign countries, such as Russia and Georgia, check out our country guides.

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