April 30, 2011 Leave a comment
The United States cannot rearm Georgia due to Obama’s “reset” with Russia. It seems that U.S. strategic policy in the South Caucasus is filtered through the prism of good U.S.-Russian relations, whatever the cost of that might be.
“A study just released by the Center for American Progress (CAP), a think-tank closely linked with the Obama White House, reflects the current policy toward Georgia (Samuel Charap and Cory Welt, “A New Approach to the Russia-Georgia Conflict,” October 2010, http://www.americanprogress.org). It seems to view it through the prism of US-Russia bilateral relations, without a guiding US strategic purpose toward Georgia or the South Caucasus region, and lacking any contextual references to European energy interests, the implications for Turkey and NATO, the supply corridor to Afghanistan, or Georgia’s own contributions to US-led operations there.”
‘White House-Connected Think Tank Reframes U.S. Policy Toward Georgia (Part One)’
‘White House-Connected Think Tank Reframes U.S. Policy Toward Georgia (Part Two)’
2 November, 2010