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Developments in the Republic of Georgia

Hon. Kenneth S. Yalowitz

Statement from Wilson Center Global Fellow and former US Ambassador to the Republic of Georgia, Kenneth Yalowitz

Global Fellow Kenneth Yalowitz on Georgia's struggle to sustain democracy

"Georgia may well be at a crossroads in its democratic development. The use of force to arrest the leader of the opposition sets a bad precedent for using what should be an impartial justice system for political purposes. Georgia’s leadership must decide whether to continue on the path of being part of the Euro-Atlantic community based on democratic values and respect for human rights or slip backwards."

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Hon. Kenneth S. Yalowitz

Hon. Kenneth S. Yalowitz

Global Fellow, Kennan Institute & Global Fellow, Polar Institute;
Former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Belarus from 1994-1997 and to Georgia from 1998-2001; former Career Diplomat and Member of the Senior Foreign Service, U.S. Department of State; former Director of the Dickey Center for International Understanding, Dartmouth College
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The Kennan Institute is the premier U.S. center for advanced research on Russia and Eurasia and the oldest and largest regional program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Kennan Institute is committed to improving American understanding of Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, the Caucasus, and the surrounding region though research and exchange.  Read more