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South Ossetian Conflict Discuss the conflict between Georgia and Russia over South Ossetia.

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Article about Saakashvili in the National Interest

I could never believe this would appear in an American magazine, but here you are:

The Mubarak of Georgia

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American foreign policy experts, having been caught off guard by the swift regime changes in Tunisia and Egypt, are now examining other countries where citizens have been oppressed and denied basic democratic freedoms. Countries where peaceful street protests have turned violent, where opposition political parties have been brutally squashed, and where economies are in tatters, elections rigged, judicial systems corrupted, and free media bound and gagged.

One of those states is Georgia, where U.S.-backed President Mikheil Saakashvili must be concerned by the latest turn of events in Egypt. He and former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak have many similarities.
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Saakashvili is just a politician with delusions of grandeur. Americans typically will root for Georgia as the underdog even if the leadership is rather suspect.
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