Category Archives: Georgia

On Conflict Resolution and Compromise.

I wrote this article for the blog of my friend Giorgi Tskhadaia, Op-ed columnist at Liberali, Georgia’s foremost liberal newspaper. The article basically deals with ways to solve the separatist conflicts in Georgia through a negotiated compromise. The article was not meant as a … Continue reading

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The Myth of Mingrelian Separatism – a reply to Guram Sharia.

On the 4th of November an article by Guram Sharia, a news correspondent based in Tbilisi, Georgia, was published on the site of the Russian news agency Regnum and various other outlets. In his article Sharia argues that the threat of … Continue reading

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The Oligarch, the President and the People.

It has been an interesting few weeks for us Georgia watchers. The biggest bombshell has been the entry of Georgia’s reclusive and enigmatic oligarch and philanthropist Bidzina Ivanishvili into Georgian politics in early October. Ivanishvili has made clear his intention … Continue reading

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The verdict on “The Verdict of the August War.”

Two weeks ago I managed to see the latest production by Studio Re regarding the 2008 August War in Georgia, appropriately titled “The Verdict of the August War.” The film has been available in Georgian for a few months already, … Continue reading

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Did Georgia blow itself up (again)?

A lot has been written lately about a string of bomb attacks that hit the capital Tbilisi last year. The targets appear to have been government buildings and other objects of public significance, including a blast near the US Embassy … Continue reading

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More folly from The Economist.

This article over at discussing Georgia-Europe relations has recently come to my attention. The author of the article purports to be a Central and Eastern Europe correspondent for the The Economist magazine but declines to give his full name. … Continue reading

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Unpredictable Georgia: producing a lot of history per capita.

This is an article I wrote for the blog of friend of mine a while back. I thought I’d post it here as well: It has been said that Georgia is a country with a penchant for unpredictability, and which … Continue reading

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