This document is adapted from a longer report on U.S. policy toward the Georgia conflicts by the authors, which was published by the Center for American Progress in February 2011 (available for downloading at www.ampr.gs [in English]). It draws from interviews conducted by the authors in Moscow and several places in Georgia during a research trip in December 2010.
In the respective capitals, interlocutors included government officials and their advisers, independent experts, and U.S. Embassy officials. In Tbilisi, the authors also met with parliamentarians, international nongovernmental organization representatives, and the head of the EUMM. The authors also visited the Georgian government-controlled side of both conflict lines, met with the EUMM field offices in Zugdidi and Gori, and spoke with a number of local officials and residents, including some displaced by the conflicts.
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