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Mikheil Saakashvili

An Open Letter From A Serial Immigrant

Tinatin Japaridze | Posted 06.30.2016 | Home
Tinatin Japaridze

It takes some distance, time, and a healthy dose of objectivity to maintain a 20/20 vision, even when we would rather turn a blind eye and a deaf ear.

The Georgian Invasion of Ukraine

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 06.01.2016 | Home
Lincoln Mitchell

In one of the stranger developments in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, Ukrainian President Petro Poroschenko recently appointed former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili as the governor of the Odessa region.

Ukraine 2014 Is Grenada 1983

Sarwar Kashmeri | Posted 05.04.2014 | Politics
Sarwar Kashmeri

Before the U.S. gets too worked up about the Russian "invasion" of Ukraine, it should recall its own invasion in 1983 of the idyllic island of Grenada some 100 miles from the United States.

A Game of Georgian Chicken

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 11.20.2012 | Home
Lincoln Mitchell

Currently, with major parliamentary elections less than two weeks away, the Georgian government is playing game of chicken. It consists of a challenge from the Georgian government to the West to see who will blink first.

Who Is Really Doing Russia's Bidding in Tbilisi

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 10.07.2012 | Home
Lincoln Mitchell

Today, Georgia is approaching a battery of elections, for parliament in 2012 and president in 2013, that will not only have tremendous bearing on that country's future, but on the U.S. role and position in the region for years to come.

Building a Community In a Weekend

Tony Greenberg | Posted 05.27.2012 | Business
Tony Greenberg

The Summit Series Does it Right, But PLEASE Don't Go Have you ever had a perfect weekend? A perfect experience? Have you ever been part of an inten...

WikiLeaks Exposes More Than Documents

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joseph A. Palermo

Rather than focus on the substance of the leaked diplomatic cables, American journalists tend to either frame the story as being about the "over-classification" of documents or the personal motivations and private life of Julian Assange.

The Samsonadzes: Georgia's Answer To 'The Simpsons' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Meet the Samsonadzes, Georgia's favorite cartoon family. True, they might maybe look a little familiar - the yellow skin, for one thing, appears to b...

50,000 Georgia Protesters Call For President Saakashvili Resignation

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

More than 50,000 Georgian opposition supporters packed the national sports stadium for an antigovernment rally in the capital, Tbilisi, on Tuesday, re...

Suspected Georgian Mutineer Killed By Police

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Georgian police shot three former military commanders suspected of planning a brief mutiny earlier this month, killing one, the authorities announ...

Georgia Continues To Lose Stability

GlobalPost | David L. Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

TBILISI, Georgia -- For the thousands who have gathered in front of parliament in the center of this Caucasus capital, Mikheil Saakashvili is a leader...

Georgians Threaten Saakashvili With Mass Civil Disobedience

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Demonstrators in Georgia called for widespread civil disobedience on Friday after President Mikheil Saakashvili defied mass street protests and reject...

Georgian Protestors March On Tblisii, Demand Saakashvili Step Down

Times Online | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Tens of thousands of protesters thronged the Georgian capital Tbilisi today for the start of mass demonstrations to oust Mikheil Saskashvili, the coun...

Cold War Hawks Nesting with Obama

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Improved relations with Russia are critical, but it is disquieting that some of Obama's closest advisers have a history of needlessly provoking tension with the Russians during the Cold War days.

Running for War President at Any Cost

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

McCain needs a new Cold War. He can win only as a war president. He neither knows nor cares much about the economic meltdown, the consequence of the deregulation mania that he supports.

Practicing Paper Tigerism: Threatening to Boycott Russia's 2014 Sochi Olympics

Monroe Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Monroe Price

The lights are about to go out on Beijing 2008, and -- guess what -- there's already talk of a Georgia-related U.S.-organized boycott of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.

Inside Georgia: Two HDNet Correspondents On The Job, And Suddenly, At War

Dennis O'Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dennis O'Brien

Saakashvili told our reporters that "with all the courage I can observe in our troops, nobody would be crazy enough to attack the Russian army, right?" But attack, he did and the Russian Bear was unleashed.