Georgia

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Extends Someone Else’s E...

3423488565Just as I was finishing an article about the unusual number of Chechens and Georgians in Ukraine came the news that a new front is about to open in the presumed war of attrition with the Russian Federation. The Islamic…

Noah’s Ark Torpedoed in the Middle of Tbilisi

7546322This story could have been written as a takeoff of George Orwell’s Animal Farm, with all the escaping zoo animals who feature in it, but out of respect for the dead, both human and animal, I have decided not to go there. The Tbilisi flood isn’t about…

Misha Reinvented in Ukraine: Not Safe, But St...

75907a7eb0a9f7121b080183e8e68a47Retired tennis champion John McEnroe became famous for throwing tantrums and saying “You can NOT be SERIOUS!” in an anguished voice. What, therefore, should we say when we hear that former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili…

Red Herrings Muddy the Waters in Georgia’s La...

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The newsworthy events in the Republic of Georgia are the ones which are not in the news. The major industrial…

Life is Cheap for Experimental Drug Trials Vi...

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What we have heard rumoured, or more than rumoured, is now pretty much official. The attitude of Georgia’s Western “friends”…

Pankisi Supplies Conscripts to IS

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Georgia’s Pankisi Gorge is once in the public eye. Another two young local Kistians – aged 16 and 18 –…

Global Alliance for Health and Social Compact...

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One would think that good health is a public good, and therefore a functioning healthcare system should be accessible to…

On perspective partnerships between Georgia a...

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According to official statistics, in 2015 China has become the largest investor in Georgian economy, leaving in its wake Azerbaijan,…

Attempted ‘Tbilisi Maidan’ Part o...

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Once again Georgia is in the news as a result of the mass anti-government protest in Tbilisi on March 21.…

Georgia-Iran: Neighbors Quarrel

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The Iranian province Fereydan is a place of compact residence of Armenians and Georgians. In the town Fereydunshahri, where there…

NATO and the Upcoming Coup in Georgia

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I started out to write a typical story about NATO and Georgia, but soon realised that, in the present climate,…

Victoria Nuland’s “Secret” Coup d’etat ...

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Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili has been saying for six months that he will be back in six months! No…

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