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Anti-Russian Mass Protests in Georgia Spotlight Russian Influence

June 26, 2019

Episode Notes:

Since last week, mass protests have gathered in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, calling for the resignations of top officials as well as early elections. The president of Georgia has accused Russia of fomenting the anger fueling the protests and sowing discord.

Nina Jankowicz, Global Fellow with the Kennan Institute at the Wilson Center and author of the upcoming book, How to Lose The Information War, discussing the evolution of modern Russian influence campaigns in Eastern Europe, joins the WarCast to explain the situation.

[ 0:17 ] Introduction
[ 0:59 ] The background of the protests
[ 3:59 ] Grievances and demands
[ 6:19 ] Vectors of Russian influence
[ 9:04 ] How the relationship between Georgia and Russia may evolve

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