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Russia employs old Soviet playbook in Georgia as U.S. sits on the sidelines.


REDS UNDER/ON THE OUR BEDS…?
By L. Todd Wood – – Thursday, March 24, 2016
ANALYSIS/OPINION:
When Ukraine’s Maidan Revolution broke out in 2014, Western leaders should have recognized right at the outset that Russia would employ the same playbook there as it has in another vulnerable slice of the old Soviet Union — Georgia.
With its small neighbor in the Caucasus, the Kremlin invoked the excuse of the need to “protect” Russian-speaking populations in Georgia to spark a separatist movement in Georgia’s South Ossetia region, leaving Georgian troops no choice but to intervene to protect their sovereignty in 2008.
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Source: Georgia Caucasus Strategic Studies Institute

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