In June 2008 the Atlantic Council of the United States published a paper entitled Restoring Georgia’s Sovereignty in Abkhazia. The author proposed several solutions to the on-going conflict, specifically calling on Russia to become a force for peace rather than an obstructionist great power. Unfortunately the timing of the publication invalidated many of its suggestions as Russia and Georgia went to war two months later.Read More
About the Author
Dr. Spencer B. Meredith, III is a Fulbright Scholar who worked on multi-track conflict resolution measures in Georgia and Abkhazia in 2007. He has been a frequent guest lecturer for the US State Department’s public diplomacy program in South and East Asia, as well as a faculty advisor for study abroad programs in China and South Africa. He received his Bachelors in religion from Swarthmore College, a Masters in political science from Villanova University, and a Ph.D. in Government and Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia.