Vanuatu's Diplomatic Dancing Shoes

During the last month, Vanuatu, of all places, has continued its descent into the diplomatic arena by apparently flip-flopping on the recognition of the Georgian breakaway region of Abkhazia. Vanuatu, a cluster of islands in the Pacific with a population of 209,000, which would fill only 20 percent of the Georgian capital of Tbilisi, has thus once again engaged in a round of diplomatic horse-trading with an aim of securing the best possible payoff.

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