Saturday, July 10, 2010
Following the 2008 war, the United States has struggled to redefine its relationship with Georgia. While the Bush administration deemed Georgia a “beacon of democracy” and identified it as a key ally, the new administration has changed the rhetoric, stripping Georgia of its special status even as policy has remained largely the same.
Carnegie hosted Columbia’s Alex Cooley and Lincoln Mitchell, authors of the recent report After the August War: A New Strategy for U.S. Engagement with Georgia, to discuss their ideas for the path forward. Carnegie’s Thomas de Waal moderated.