Beware of Russia’s “Creeping Annexation” of Georgia

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The National Interest—Alexis Mracheck Security, Europe Moscow should realize its aggressive actions toward its former client states will not be tolerated. Should this kind of misconduct continue, the consequences could prove to be extremely costly for Russia. On August 26, 2008, Moscow officially recognized South Ossetia and Abkhazia as independent states. The two regions hadn’t broken away from Georgia on their own, of course—Russia had invaded Georgia just weeks before and occupied both regions. In “recognizing”...

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