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Caucasus Brief
Georgia Needs Leaders, Not Messiahs

As the Ukrainian protests show, Europe presents a strong pull to many living in former Soviet countries. Helping Georgia along its reforms today is critical, as an important association agreement with the EU is only a year away.

Changing Strategic Interests in the South Caucasus

Weakened by ethnic conflict and poor governance, the South Caucasus countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia) are losing international significance. Moreover, the West is preoccupied elsewhere with economic challenges and crises in the Middle and Far East. To sustain the Western support the three countries expect and need, they must implement reforms and lessen regional tensions.Two decades ago, war between […]

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