|There is a subtle difference between, on the one hand, a state's protection of the lives and dignity of its citizens living in another country, and, on the other hand, a government defending citizens who are engaged in creating their own independent state on the territory of another country, i.e. Georgia. When many South Ossetians chose to become citizens of Russia, they changed the nature of their political aspirations.
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Andreas Umland, CertTransl (Leipzig), MA (Stanford), MPhil (Oxford), DipPolSci, DrPhil (FU Berlin), PhD (Cambridge).
Visiting fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution (more...
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