Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Georgia Events (Self-Promotion)
Some of the themes I am trying to develop: Cyprus as model for how Europe can reconcile a de jure recognition of Georgian territorial integrity/sovereignty with a de facto acceptance of the situation on the ground; how Kosovo and now Ossetia/Abkhazia sends a signal to states like China, India, Indonesia, South Africa and others (the rising south and east) that preserving Westphalian norms is a matter of top national interest (meaning further resistance to new humanitarian norms--see my last post as well).
Please explain that Russia is the only country that can guarantee a calm caucasus there it is Russia that has the most experience in dealing with the different cultures living in the caucasus.
You are free to use my blog if you want. I reported on several incidents between Georgia and South Ossetia that were never covered in the press and that might throw a different light on the situation for the still blind western and especially US world.
Thank you in advance and good luck.