Power Vertical Podcast Ep. 58

It was once a beacon of reform and a bastion of resistance to Russian revanchism in the South Caucasus and the former Soviet Union.

But today, the words that are most associated with the Republic of Georgia are democratic backsliding and creeping Russian influence. And these two things are not unrelated. We’ve all got Georgia on our minds.

So what happened in Georgia? And what can be done about it?

Listen to Episode 58 of the Power Vertical Podcast as Brian Whitmore and Donald N. Jensen sit down with David Sikharulidze, a former Ambassador of Georgia to the United States and former Defense Minister, along with Batu Kutelia, a former Ambassador of Georgia to the United States and former Deputy Secretary of Georgia’s National Security Council.

Intro Audio Clip: “Georgia on My Mind” by the Rio Erik Duo  via iCanStudioLive under CC BY 3.0. 

Photo: By Rudolf Kirchner from Pexels.

WP Post Author

Brian Whitmore

Brian Whitmore is Director of the Russia Program at the Center for European Policy Analysis. Before joining CEPA he was Senior Russia Analyst at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. He also worked as a foreign correspondent for The Boston Globe in Moscow and Prague; as a graduate instructor in the Department of Government and International Studies at the University of South Carolina; and as a visiting lecturer in the History Faculty at Mechnikov National University in Odessa, Ukraine and the International Relations Faculty at St. Petersburg State University.

See author's posts

February 7, 2020

The Power Vertical is a CEPA podcast covering the Kremlin for Kremlin watchers. All opinions are those of the guests and do not necessarily represent the position or views of the institutions they represent or the Center for European Policy Analysis.