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Georgia: Recklessness & Recognition

Categories: Central Asia & Caucasus, Eastern & Central Europe, Georgia, Russia, War & Conflict

Although noting that Russia oversteppend the mark by invading Georgia [1], Registan says that Moscow's gambit in the South Caucasus paid off. However, the blog notes, it required a temperamental, reckless and impulsive leader such as the Georgian president [2], Mikhail Saakashvili, in order to succeed.