Thomas de Waal – Georgia’s Choices: Charting a Future in Uncertain Times

Georgia is entering a period of transition, with parliamentary and presidential elections due in 2012‒2013, after which a new constitution will take effect. The current government has made good progress in building a functioning state that delivers services to citizens, but Georgia’s economic picture is increasingly uncertain.

After years of governing in an informal and improvisational way, the Georgian government needs to build institutions and choose a long-term development model. Three ideas pull Georgia in different directions. The European Union (EU) offers … Georgia the best hope of long-term development and a European anchor.

De Waal, T. (2011). Georgia’s Choices: Charting a Future in Uncertain Times. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.


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