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GMF: Georgia outshines Ukraine at recent NATO summit in Riga

Author: Taras Kuzio

This paper from the German Marshall Fund of the United States notes Georgia's better performance compared to Ukraine in two key areas of reform: improving the rule of law and battling corruption. The paper says that Ukraine’s failure to capitalize on the hopes raised by the ‘Orange Revolution’ has been highlighted by the recent Nato summit in Riga, where it became plain that plans to fast track Ukraine’s NATO membership application have been shelved indefinitely.

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Russia Sanctions Georgia

Russia has severed transport links with Georgia as the most serious row in years between the two sides deepens. The move follows Georgia’s temporary seizure of Russian military officers, a mark of Tbilisi’s frustration over Russian policy in the region.

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