The contemporary political history of Georgia

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Letter from Tbilisi (Georgia)
By Felix Corley, Middle East International, 6 September 1996. Even though Tbilisi seems at ease with itself, the same cannot be said of the whole country. A constant reminder of unresolved conflicts is the presence even here of refugees from Abkhazia and South Ossetia, the two breakaway regions that seized the chance for independence during the era of nationalist frenzy that gripped the Caucasus in the early 1990s.
Russia turns up the heat on Georgia
Asia Times Online, Global Intelligence Update, 29 October 1999. A broad concerted campaign by Russia to reassert its influence over Georgia and the rest of the Caucasus region. Russia must reassert control over the southern Caucasus in order to ensure its continued control over the northern Caucasus and continued influence over Central Asian resources.
A Hero to the West, A Villain at Home
By Peter Baker, Washington Post, Saturday 14 April 2001. Shevardnadze, is no stranger to such hostility during his nine years as Georgia's head of state. A hero in Washington from his days as the charismatic Soviet foreign minister who helped bring down the Berlin Wall and end the Cold War, Shevardnadze has become a villain to many at home.
In Stalin's Town, a School Divided
By Patrick E. Tyler, New York Times, 3 March 2002. The repudiation of Hitler and of Stalin runs deep in the principles that are read out in lectures by the teacher and copied down by students in tattered notebooks, part of a United Nations-sponsored program to promote enlightenment in the generation coming up in the newly independent states. But it is not clear that those profound lessons are fully understood here.
Outside influences
The Guardian, Tuesday 25 November 2003. Georgia's citizens, or at least those who support the putsch that has unseated Eduard Shevardnadze, should enjoy their moment while they can. The sense of liberation, even of revolution, that overtook the capital at the weekend may be short-lived.