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What a New Georgian Government Can and Cannot Change

Jan 11, 2016 | 09:30 GMT
Former Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili joins hands with Georgian Dream presidential candidate Giorgi Margvelashvili at a political rally in Tbilisi on Sept. 19, 2013.
Former Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili joins hands with Georgian Dream presidential candidate Giorgi Margvelashvili at a political rally in Tbilisi on Sept. 19, 2013.
(VANO SHLAMOV/AFP/Getty Images)

There is no question that Georgia is in for a dynamic and potentially volatile year politically, but any leadership changes are unlikely to have a significant impact on Tbilisi's foreign policy. That said, the enduring Russia-West standoff and Georgia's strategic location within the former Soviet periphery will continue to make...

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