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Russia’s Role in the Caucasus

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Russia’s Role in the Caucasus

In Abkhazia, hundreds danced and embraced after Russia announced recognition

Russian moves to recognize the independence of the disputed Georgian areas of Abkhazia and South Ossetia have upped the ante in the Georgian crisis.

At stake is the future of the West's relationship with Russia . Many observers see this period more like the start of a new cold war. But our next guest hopes the parties involved can establish a new dialog and start negotiating disagreements in good faith.

Jenik Radon is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University . He helped the Georgian government negotiate its side of the Baku Tbilisi Ceylon pipeline deal that brought Azeri oil and gas to the west...

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