There’s Gonna Be Blows

by Nathan Hamm on 4/24/2004

It’s looking very, very close to war in Georgia. Saakashvili has threatened to use force to keep the country together after Ajaria imposed a state of emergency. Saakashvili delivered this message in front of 2,000 soldiers trained under the the GTEP (Georgia Train-and-Equip) program.


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Nathan is the founder and Principal Analyst for Registan, which he launched in 2003. He was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Uzbekistan 2000-2001 and received his MA in Central Asian Studies from the University of Washington in 2007. Since 2007, he has worked full-time as an analyst, consulting with private and government clients on Central Asian affairs, specializing in how socio-cultural and political factors shape risks and opportunities and how organizations can adjust their strategic and operational plans to account for these variables. More information on Registan's services can be found here, and Nathan can be contacted via Twitter or email.

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