By Patrick Poppel
On the 15th anniversary of the independence of the Republic of South Ossetia, we remember that the Caucasus is also under the influence of US foreign policy. The anti-Russian policies of Georgia after the collapse of the Soviet Union shows this very well. However, the West has gambled away its cards there because the republics of South Ossetia and Abkhazia left the American sector forever. Soft Power activities in the Caucasus continue and are now focused on Armenia and Georgia. Here the various NGOs are trying to promote a western lifestyle in order to poltically organize the population against Russia. In the process, the Armenians and Georgians will increasingly lose their identity and adopt new values. But this will not be the fate of the populations of Abkhasia and South Ossetia. This also shows us how important it can sometimes be to physically leave the American sector as a state.