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The bottom line
The bottom line
What is the bottom line for Georgia after all, and who and what will take care of it? In the last quarter of a century, this country has gone through a radical geopolitical
Georgian Culture
Georgian Culture
We are a culture which does not very well know itself. We are not the best self-analysts in the world. We possess a shining propensity of taking things for granted.
Outsourcing A la Politique
What’s happening, folks? Georgia’s young human recourses have inundated the Ukrainian governmental field of cadres. Georgians are being hired one after another
Why is it so sick?
Why is it so sick?
GEL, also known as Lari, has recently gone into a vertiginous free fall. Oh, excuse me! You do not know what Lari is, do you? It is certainly not a male first name.
Precarious Crossroads
Precarious Crossroads
What has brought the turn of the century to our good old Georgia, who has lain in shreds in the last couple of decades? Something was gained and something
The Tsar President
The Tsar President
"Russians regard their Ruler as an almost god-like creature – one sun shines in heaven and the Russian Tsar on earth. This is so true!"
On the brink of a bigger war
What if those exasperated atom-rich bullies make a sudden decision to teach a lesson to the effluent democracy-ridden phony peace-and-justice lover – the West?
Among Three Fires
Among Three Fires
Georgia and Ukraine are trying to squeeze themselves into the favors of the West whereas Russia has declared the holy war on the selfsame West, especially the US.
International law
International law
Is Russia flagrantly and lightheartedly ignoring the ABC of our poor darling, the International Law in case of Ukraine and Georgia? Yes, she is!
Murder – business as usual!
Most probably, we the humans have killing in our blood. Killing is a natural state for us. We have killed and continue killing with great ease. We usually kill if we
2014-2015
2014-2015
In the now bygone with creaks and squeaks year of 2014, Georgia did not exactly look like a land flowing with milk and honey, to say the least.
And yet, there had still
The Tired Nation
The Tired Nation
We are a tired nation! Tired we are as a result of wars, survival efforts, the cunning of others, our own lack of wisdom and paucity of good luck, and all kinds
GE 2020 - A BLUEPRINT FOR GEORGIA’S FUTURE
Following is a brief account of the way I see GEORGIA-2020, compiled and presented to public by the country’s current government.
Art & Science of Eavesdropping
Modern technology has changed the character of governance. All over the world! Georgia is a distinguished catcher-up in the ways secular, and thus, we have found ourselves right
Who built the highway?
Who built the highway?
The case is truly anecdotic if not deplorable at all! I heard the news on the television about the inauguration of a detour road around Kutaisi which is meant to give a slack
The Grand Finale
The Grand Finale
Is this the grand finale of the Georgian-Abkhaz Concerto Drammatico in R major? Yeah, the damn thing sounds precisely like that. You probably got it right – R means Russia in this context. R and Abkhazia signed
Democratic Maturation
Democratic Maturation
As it seems, the pro­cess of democratic maturation in Georgia is very much alive... and it is kicking too. Slightly though! I have rarely heard in my rather long life in Georgia – be it socialist
Political Culture in Wild Capitalism
Only quarter of a century ago, advent of capitalism onto this land sounded like thundershower – we all got drenched and cold and hungry too. In socialism, we moved around
Democracy Maturing
Democracy Maturing
As it seems, the process of democratic maturation in Georgia is very much alive . . . and it is kicking too. Slightly though! I have rarely heard in my rather long life in Georgia
Say no to clash!
Say no to clash!
In his famous but highly controversial book ‘Clash of Civilizations’, Samuel Huntington, the well-known American political scientist who has notably influenced the world political thought, is suggesting six presumptions
Male VS Female in Georgia
Male VS Female! There is nothing terribly new in this trivial juxtaposition – old, familiar and universally recognized. Only, we do not very well know and recognize the reasons of their confrontational unity.
The Abkhaz Quagmire
The Abkhaz Quagmire
Georgia does not have a state border with Abkhazeti a.k.a. Abkhazia because Georgia cannot have a state border with Abkhazeti for a very simple reason that Abkhazeti is an integral
Tbilisi Dry Bridge
Tbilisi Dry Bridge
As I sat going through ‘wires’ this morning, I could not find anything very hot and juicy in the news. So in an attempt of not letting my pen go dry, I hurriedly made for the famous Dry Bridge
Justice or Image?
Justice or Image?
The answer is – Both! With the desire and readiness to have this nation develop into a realistically functioning democracy, we must have the blueprint that accommodates both
Mild Disagreements & Deadly Contradictions
Now that it seems that we have peacefully gotten over the swords unsheathed and daggers drawn in the highest echelons of the Georgian government, the desire to look deeper
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27 March, 2015
What is the bottom line for Georgia after all, and who and what will take care of it? In the last quarter of a century, this country has gone through a radical geopolitical
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A group of media representatives set aside their microphones, video cameras and voice recorders for a day to try their skills
The National Library of Georgia created a digital archive of all Kviris Palitra newspaper issues published during its 18-year history.
The Georgian Office of the United Nations Human Rights High Commissioner organized a media workshop in the town of Sighnaghi, informing reporters about cases of prisoner torture and health complications due to their mistreatment in the penitentiary system.
Lelo, the sports newspaper held a celebration at its offices for the publication of its 14,000th issue.
Manager of the Public Broadcasting Channel 1 Giorgi Baratashvili responded to allegations of the head of the news service of the channel Khatuna Berdzenishvili regarding her dismissal from the position on political grounds.
Head of the Public Broadcasting Channel 1 News Service Khatuna Berdzenishvili announced during a special briefing held on March 1 that she had been relieved of her position by the Manager of the channel Giorgi Baratashvili.
The United States Ambassador Richard Norland granted certificates to graduates of the 1-year certification and 2-month internship courses at the Radio Liberty Media School.
The new talk show Iron Ladies by Tina Kandelaki premiered on Russia's NTV channel on February 17. Kandelaki and Margarita Simonyan were presenters of the show which lasted for 40 minutes and was dedicated to the recent Chelyabinsk meteorite shower incident.
Many BBC journalists have gone on strike for 24 hours in a dispute over compulsory redundancies. The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) said it called the strike after failing to reach an agreement with management over the redeployment of 30 staff members facing compulsory redundancy.
NBC’s Al Roker scored a split-second, wild chat with President Obama and got a handshake from Vice President Biden during the inaugural parade on Monday.
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