Argument: South Ossetia is unviable as an independent state


Shaun Walker. “A decisive referendum result has done nothing to resolve the small Caucasian statelet’s future”. 15 Nov. 2006 – South Ossetia is unviable as a fully independent state. This makes South Ossetia a zero-sum game between Georgia and Russia. in turn, it means that South Ossetian separation from Georgia is a much more worrying prospect for western policymakers than Abkhazian