Expert Opinion
“Prosecutors’ Office Still a Black Hole”
10 October, 2013
Interview with expert Soso Tsiskarishvili

Last week traditionally proved to be politically tense in Georgia. We witnessed Bidzina Ivanishvili’s “talk show” - this time featuring representatives of TV channels. In another development, MIA found an identity of the Jihad Video fabricator. Finally, the general assembly of the National Movement Party closed the week. Our interview with expert Soso Tsiskarishvili started with this event staged by the Nationals.
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Russians Have Not Paid the Fee
03 October, 2013
In a live interview from New-York, President Mikheil Saakashvili said the following: “In the last weeks and months we lost more agricultural lands than in Kurta and Tamarasheni villages combined.”
Mikheil Saakashvili was the President during the August 2008 war too. So, he is supposed to be the most knowledgeable of all that during those tragic days Georgia was ripped of not just Tamarasheni and Kurta arable lands but around 20% of the country’s area! This loss should have been more than enough for any decent, homeland loving leader of the country to recognize the strategic mistakes he committed before and during the war, and resign.
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PEOPLE’S ALREADY GETTING ANGRY
19 September, 2013
Mamuka AreshidzeInterview with expert

One year after the change in the ruling power, political pressure is rising in the country again. There are a plenty of reasons – promises are being fulfilled at a low tempo or not at all. In the given situation, the decision by PM Bidzina Ivanishvili to leave politics feeds into the public fear of future. We spoke with expert Mamuka Areshidze about this and other interesting topics:
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EURASIAN UNION - NEW CIS
12 September, 2013
Interview with expert Soso Tsiskarishvili

Today the most urgent topic is whether Ivanishvili leaves or stays in politics. We discussed this and other topical issues with expert Soso Tsiskarishvili.
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Demise of Nabucco
25 July, 2013

Eugene Kogen: I don’t see Georgia as a EU member for another 25 years to come…

”Nabucco was a victim of clash of interests in Brussels” – says South Caucasus security expert Eugene Kogen. In an exclusive interview, he talked about the demise of much-talked project of Nabucco pipeline and his own, skeptical view of Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic future.

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‘I don’t Expect Any Major Response from USA...‘
23 May, 2013
Interview with Michael Cecire, associate scholar at the Foreign Policy Research Institute

- Former PM Vano Merabishvili, present-day UNM Secretary General, and ex-Healthcare Minister Zurab Chiaberashvili, currently Governor of Kakheti region, were arrested.
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Georgia Targets on Innovations
04 April, 2013
Innovation Research and Development Council was created at Georgian parliament to base national economy on innovations in pursuance with the best world experience. The Council will peruse each innovation proposal and scientific work so as to use the country’s intellectual potential take its nich among developed economies.
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Scandalous Detail of August War
14 February, 2013
Umpteenth violation of International Agreement on the part of the Kremlin

The August war in 2008 left indelible trace in the minds of many people world over thanks to a number of video and photo materials depicting Russians grabbing and taking away weaponry and military machinery of Georgian Army but this Blitzkrieg war had another episode, which did not take up the headlines. It should have caused an international scandal for sure. Now it’s late.
ne of the Georgian Army units which retreated from its Tskhinvali outskirts position in August 2008, brought 16 Strela-2 - man-portable, shoulder-fired, low-altitude surface-to-air missile system – to Tbilisi. This weapon was abandoned by Russian instructors and Ossetian separatists fighting Georgian troops.
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‘TONE OF FOREIGN PRESS CHANGED CONSIDERABLY’
13 December, 2012
‘Akhalaia’s release in return for ambassadors is inadmissible’

There is a smell of new provocation in the air in Georgia that is called ‘religious confrontation’. Our compatriot Christians and Muslims declare that instigators are trying to aggravate the situation. This way or that way the authorities didn’t have adequate and timely reaction; we may get a result that even the instigators of this escalation didn’t want or expect. The expert Kote Zhgenti hopes that the situation won’t aggravate. According to him the authors of this artificial process don’t consider that interests of the country may be sacrificed to all this.
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Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Eric Rubin told the Georgian bureau of the Voice of America
The New York Times reports about Georgian movies in the article titled “Independent Nation With Films to Match”.
A premiere of a docudrama “Who killed Ilia” was held at “Amirani” movie theatre. The movie was shot using the archives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and tells about murder of famous Georgian writer Ilia Chavchavadze and his last journey to Saguramo.
The Financial Times reports about “a renaissance in Georgian winemaking”.
“Ex-Fathers” of Georgian Healthcare System cut and shared a single cake. An evening dedicated to a 20-year anniversary of “Curatio” fund was attended by five former Ministers
The New York Times reports about the former President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili and his way of life in the US.
“My emotions should weather these hits” – said Giorgi Margvelashvili, President of Georgia, at a talk show “Reaction” by “Imedi TV”.
Property of Mikheil Saakashvili and his family has been seized. A decision on seizure of property of former President and his family was initially made by Tbilisi City Court judge Arsen Kalatozishvili on 29 August.
The first person to buy an iPhone 6 in Perth, Australia, immediately dropped it onto a concrete floor on live TV
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