Friday, October 24, 2014

Ghia Nodia — The Cold War and the Cold Shoulder

The Ukraine crisis has shattered key Western assumptions about Russia, and many analysts and policymakers have fallen back on the belief that Russian President Vladimir Putin must be acting irrationally. But it is Western assumptions that need to be questioned. In particular, what has made Russia so keen to undermine the current international order, first in Georgia in 2008 and in Ukraine now?
Project Syndicate
The Cold War and the Cold Shoulder
Ghia Nodia | President of the Caucasus Institute for Peace, Democracy, and Development in Tbilisi, Georgia

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