The economic history of Georgia

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Profit at all costs: Irish and Spanish multinationals flout international standards in Georgia
ICFTU online, 128/280602/SV-J, 28 June 2002. Backed by calls for liberalisation from the International Financial Institutions, the Georgian government has auctioned off swathes of the energy sector to foreign multinational enterprises with scant regard to effects on workers.
Politics, pipelines converge in Georgia
By Mark MacKinnon, Globe and Mail, 24 November 2003. The downfall of Shevardnadze had its roots in the rivalry between the United States and Russia. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Moscow and Washington have been jockeying to control the route that will eventually take the enormous oil resources more rapidly to market in the West.