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“Georgia could become a NATO member, only if it accepted Russia's takeover of Abkhazia and South Ossetia” , Interview with Cory Welt, Georgetown University, Washington DC

Author(s): Cory Welt

Journal: Caucasian Review of International Affairs
ISSN 1865-6773

Volume: 2;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 250;
Date: 2008;
Original page

Keywords: Caucasus | Abkhazia | South Ossetia | Georgia | ethnic conflicts | NATO

Question: Will Russia ever be able to live next door to a Saakashvili-run government in Georgia or one that is equally western-oriented?Welt: Well, the way things have been going, it looks like it will have to. The question is whether Georgia is fated to be Russia's Cuba, and unfortunately the signs point in that direction. Prior to the war, it looked like there might be a chance to put their relations on a new footing, but that has again been spoiled
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