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Georgian prison scandal draws pre-election criticism from Russia

GPF Europe: Georgian prison scandal draws pre-election criticism from Russia http://ow.ly/2slM7T

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FPA: The Return of the Russian-Georgian War

English: Map of the South Ossetia war

Map of the South Ossetia war (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

by Foreign Policy Association,  August 20, 2012

Four years after the Russian-Georgian war of 2008, the event is back in the news, in Russia if not here. Moreover, it appears to be tied to a power struggle, and the news also resurrects old questions about exactly how that war started… (more) http://ow.ly/1m2RY9

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GPF Europe: Georgian President sets date of parliamentary elections

Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has set parliamentary elections on October 1, 2012, press secretary of President of Georgia  said at a press briefing. (more) http://ow.ly/1lMzw7

 

English: Mikheil Saakashvili, president of Geo...

Mikheil Saakashvili, president of Georgia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Taklama: (Abkhazia) The shared history of President Ankvab and former Interior Minister Leonid Dzapshba

Taklama, July 21, 2012

Last month, Leonid Dzapshba was indicted for corruption. The charges relate to his Chairmanship of the Abkhazian Football Federation, but Dzapshba is better known as the previous Interior Minister of Abkhazia. The indictment has caused some rumour because Dzapshba defended himself, first in an interview with Nuzhnaya and then through a press conference, where he was supported by family members, and perhaps more notably, Sergei Shamba, who was Prime Minister at the relevant time, and which in turn triggered a response by the General Prosecutor’s Office.
(more) http://ow.ly/1lxpQy

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CSIS: Georgia’s Security Challenges and Policy Recommendations

By Janusz Bugajski, CSIS, Jul 16, 2012
Georgia is strategically important for the West, while the West remains vital for Georgia’s security and development… (more)  http://ow.ly/1lpaIC

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OSW: Georgian dilemmas – Between a strong state and democracy

Rose Revolution: Demonstration at the Mayor's ...

Rose Revolution: Demonstration at the Mayor’s Office, Freedom Square, Tbilisi (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Marek Matusiak, OSW, July 16, 2012
Since its ‘Rose Revolution‘ of 2003, Georgia has become the most spectacular example in the CIS of the export of a Western economic policy model: an example of success in building up efficient state structures, a state which was not broken by losing a war with Russia, and which still retains strong ties with the West. The strength of the Georgian state lies in its very determined ruling elite, which, thanks to considerable help from the US and the EU, has in a very short time completely reformed the state. At the same time, the ruling elite’s accretion of the state and the personalisation of its institutions has generated a number of problems. (more) http://ow.ly/1loGoS

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GPF Europe: Armenia, Georgia Hold More Nonproliferation Drills

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Armenia (Photo credit: narek781)

GPF Europe: Armenia, Georgia Hold More Nonproliferation Drills

Armenia and Georgia have held fresh Western-sponsored training exercises aimed at improving their capacity to prevent illegal trafficking of weapons of mass destruction through their territories. (more) http://ow.ly/1lmiwY

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