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An End to Russian Military Bases in Georgia?: The Implications of Past Military Withdrawals

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The Russian military presence in the South Caucasus continues to remain a challenge for the newly independent states of the region. Russia’s policy towards the South Caucasus has undergone significant changes and can hardly be characterized as consistent. Still, while the concentration of Russian forces in the region was in decline through 2007, Russia still remains the sole external state with the readily available power to shape developments in the region. [...]

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Director; Professor of Political Science
Georgian Institute of Politics; Tbilisi State University