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Kyiv and Tbilisi: No Longer Washington's Favorites?

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Since Barack Obama has come to power, the United States has not fundamentally distanced itself from Ukraine and Georgia or, as some critics would have it, abandoned them to their fates. Joint projects are ongoing, and new initiatives have also been launched. There has been talk, for instance, of Ukraine being a part of the anti-missile defense system that the United States plans to install in the region; Washington and Kyiv have resumed an initiative to reconstruct a high-level bilateral body, the Strategic Partnership Committee. Many strong ties also remain between Washington and Tbilisi; the United States is committed to support Georgia in its transformation. [...]

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Associate Professor, Department of International Relations
Mechnikov National University, Odessa