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Georgia: A Stubborn Protest Wave Shows Few Signs of Ebbing

Jun 28, 2019 | 22:54 GMT

(Stratfor)

Georgia is no stranger to unrest, but demonstrations that began over a controversial visit by a Russian lawmaker have evolved into a weeklong series of protests taking on a more anti-government tone. If the protests persist, they could eventually threaten the position of the ruling Georgian Dream party, which must walk a fine line between crackdown and concession to manage them. As the situation in Georgia unfolds, the other governments in the region grappling with their own bouts of domestic unrest, such as Russia and Kazakhstan, will keep a close eye on it....