Frederic Labarre

Frederic Labarre is a strategic analyst specializing on NATO-Russia relations, the former Soviet Union and the security of Central and Eastern Europe and the South Caucasus States. He is currently the co-chair of the Regional Stability in the South Caucasus Study Group, sponsored by the Austrian Ministry of Defence and the Partnership for Peace Consortium. In his capacity as private advisor, he has worked for the Government of Canada, the Republic of Austria, Fortune 500 companies, as well as military and civilian education institutions. From 2008-2010, he was Head of the Department of Political and Strategic Studies at the Baltic Defence College, from 2001-2007 he worked at the National Defence of Canada, in charge of the international liaison of the Royal Military College of Canada, and then seconded to the NATO Defense College as Advanced Distributed Learning chair. From 2000-2001, he was policy advisor to the Ministry of Defence of Estonia. He has written over 50 articles and book chapters since 1999.

This is an attempt at establishing the facts as to how Georgia’s armored capability fared against what emerged to be as the Russian 58th Army’s 19th Motor Rifle Division.