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Tropical Affairs: Georgia and Tuvalu Are Back Together

With their habit of breaking up and getting back together again, Georgia and the South Pacific country of Tuvalu sometimes seem like the Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton of international relations.

On March 31, Tuvalu and Georgia became an official item for the second time in three years. The two first linked up in 2011, with Georgia offering a present of $12,000 worth of medicine.

At the time, scoffers said Georgia was only attracted to Tuvalu’s vote at the United Nations General Assembly. For Georgia and Russia, every vote counts at the UN, where the two battle for the international non-recognition or recognition, respectively, of separatist Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

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