Davit Kezerashvili – Not Caught Not Thief, Georgian Justice
It’s hard keeping track of Georgia’s ex-ministers. They were often shady figures to begin with – either they did nothing before politics, as entering parliament is one of the few ways of earning a decent living in that country, or they tried to hide their real connections. At least two members of the previous Georgian […]
Mikheil Saakashvili and Unsolved Murders
What are we talking about? Rule of law, democracy, human rights. Who are the parties to the discussion? The Western world and a developing country. What is the relationship between them? The Western world is the guardian and promoter of these values, the developing country is just learning about them. So the Western world tells […]
Geogia: Saakashvili is replaced by a political rival
A 44 years old philosopher, a representative of the ruling coalition “Georgian Dream” Giorgi Margvelashvili has recently won the Georgian presidential elections by a mile. Before his recent political succeed the new Georgian head of the office was previously employed as Education Secretary. According to the Georgian Central Electoral Commission Giorgi took 62% of all […]
Will the fourth president of Georgia be a president without portfolio?
On October 27 the next president of Georgia will be elected. It will be the fourth president in Georgia’s history, and, unlike past presidents — Zviad Gamsakhurdia, Eduard Shevardnadze, and Mikheil Saakashvili — this one will be granted largely ceremonial functions. According to recent amendments to the constitution, after the inauguration of the fourth president, […]
The Scope of Activities of Georgian Organized Crime Groups
Recently the police of European countries have noticed with concern the proliferation of criminal activity by Georgian criminal gangs. Of all Western European countries, those most affected by the invasion of Georgia criminals are Greece, Spain and France. As the French Service of Information, Intelligence and Strategic Analysis of Organized Crime (Sirasco) notes, since 2000 […]
South Ossetia and Georgia: The Five Year Mark
South Ossetia celebrates the fifth anniversary of the military conflict with Georgia as a partially recognized state.The states that drowns in miles and miles of barbed wire, presented with a handful of economic challenges that, it seems at times, cannot be addressed without the external help, the troubled state. But there’s people who look at […]
The anniversary of the South Ossetia conflict
Five long years have passed since the sorrowful day of the Georgian military aggression against South Ossetia that resulted in the so-called Five-Day war between Russia and Georgia. The Russian Federation had to take military actions against Georgia to enforce peace in the region, another step that was undertaken shortly after the conflict was the Russian recognition […]
South Ossetia: Could Refugees Return Already?
In his recent interview to the “Ajaria” channel B.Ivanishvili have noted the recent improvements in the trade and economic cooperation between Russia and Georgia, but at the same time he commented the territorial integrity of Georgia – the main source of controversy in the bilateral relationships of the two countries. He said that there’s a real […]
Georgia and the Security of the “Sochi-2014” Olympic Games
According to the recent surveys of the American National Democratic Institute (NDI), unresolved relationships of Tbilisi and Moscow are among the most pressing concerns of the people of Georgia. Hopes for improvement are concerned with the new authorities and the Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili. Of course, there is a small progress: the opening of the […]
Directions for Cooperation in the Caspian Sea Basin
The time is inevitably approaching when, according to Washington and Brussels, the US-led Western military coalition will finally leave Afghanistan. That is giving Russia a serious headache. It stands to reason that are threats emanating from Afghanistan and affecting Russia’s underbelly in Central Asia. But that is not all. The military equipment and personnel coming […]
Iran-Azerbaijan: Conflict or Friendship?
Iranian-Azerbaijani relations have seen hard times in recent years. They were at their worst when Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev declined to participate in the August 2012 Non-Aligned Movement summit that was held in Tehran. The two countries’ leaders have gradually begun taking steps to ease the tension in their relations. For example, two Azerbaijani poets […]