Warlords, Sovereignty, and State Failure Chapter Three: Lessons from Post-Soviet Georgia

19 01 2010

URL: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/siwps/files/workingpapers/SIWPS%20Working%20Paper%2012%20Warlords%20Sovereignty%20K%20Marten.pdf
Source: Saltzman Institute or Columbia University

This report notes that under what conditions are states able to gain sovereignty over territory occupied by warlords? This chapter examines two warlords from post-Soviet Georgia—Aslan Abashidze from Ajara, and Emzar Kvitsiani from Upper Kodori, both of whom were “middle-men” supported by Russia or Russian-dominated Abkhazia—and the very different strategies followed toward them by two Georgian leaders: Eduard Shevardnadze who practiced accommodation for the sake of stability, and Mikheil Saakashvili who overthrew them.




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