Georgia's democracy delayed by conflict with Russia

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Author(s) Seattle Post-Intelligencer editorial board
Source Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Date August 12, 2008
Quotes-start.png "Perhaps the biggest mystery, though, is why Georgia decided to take on Russia now. Of course, the situation had long been profoundly unsatisfactory from Georgia's point of view: Two chunks of its country - South Ossetia and Abkhazia - were outside its control and undisguised platforms for Russian trouble-making. But this state of affairs had pertained for the best part of 15 years." Quotes-end.png

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This item argues against the position Georgia should be admitted into NATO on the topic 2008 South Ossetia war.