America says democracy is great. Why aren’t we promoting it in Georgia and Afghanistan?
The United States needs to be clear with Georgia that it is responsible for its behavior. Tbilisi must clean up its own messes.
A year later, too many still refuse to accept that Mikheil Saakashvili behaved recklessly in his conflict with Russia.
Foreigners think our government controls every event in global politics. This could sabotage Obama’s attempts to “reset” our foreign policy.
The alliance is trying to add new members from Ukraine to Georgia. But these countries won’t bolster America’s security. Instead, they have political baggage that will weaken it.
Mikheil Saakashvili suppresses democracy, curbs free speech, and blasts his opponents as radical and unpatriotic. Why is he the media darling of the West?
NATO’s military exercises begin today in Georgia. Meanwhile, President Saakashvili has accused the Russians of planning a coup against his government. This dispute ignores Georgia’s deeper internal problems with democracy.
Mikheil Saakashvili’s regime, faced with growing opposition, is becoming increasingly undemocratic—and the West should pay attention.
The Georgian president has manipulated his own people and our government. It’s time the West wised up to his games.
Which way America? As we face a foreign-policy perfect storm, is either candidate qualified to take the helm? Robert F. Ellsworth and Dimitri K. Simes examine the arguments for McCain and Obama and offer the reasons behind their decisions.