Russian war and Georgian democracy

The war leaves Russian ambitions for regime change in Tbilisi intact. But the Georgian nation and its society have survived a great test to emerge the moral victor, says Georgia’s minister of education, Ghia Nodia.
By Ghia Nodia
http://www.opendemocracy.net

 

Russia says it has started pulling back from Georgian soil, but there are few if any signs that it means business. Therefore, the war is not over yet. Despite this, Neal Ascherson and Ivan Krastev have on openDemocracy already started taking stock of the possible results of the war. I will join them in these attempts – though all of us should understand that while Russia continues trying to change the situation on the ground through military means, any such assessments can only be rather tentative.  READ MORE…

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