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20 October, 2014
20 October, 2014
In a couple of weeks the US will hold what are known as mid-term elections. These are those held on even numbered years when there isn't a presidential election.
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11 October, 2014
11 October, 2014
I have a difficult time saying what the Georgian Dream Coalition (Otsneba in Georgian) stands for.
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08 October, 2014
08 October, 2014
Chris Christie is governor of New Jersey, the US state just south west of New York City. He was reelected in 2014. Mark Sokolich is the mayor of Fort Lee, a small town
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30 September, 2014
30 September, 2014
As I was told, Zura Adeishvili sat at his computer meeting with Nino Burjanadze who a week before had stepped down as president to become speaker of parliament.
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25 September, 2014
25 September, 2014
In Georgian, “shuashi” means in-between. Shuashists is a derisive terms for somebody who is somehow between the National Movement and the Georgian Dream.
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18 September, 2014
18 September, 2014
Aside from several exceptions, a country’s overall development is a mixed blessing.
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16 September, 2014
16 September, 2014
On 18 September Scotland will vote on whether to become an independent country.
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09 September, 2014
09 September, 2014
Five hundred kilometers northwest of Georgia, Russia has invaded Ukraine. Five hundred kilometers to the south, the Islamic State forces control most of Syria and lots of Iraq.
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04 September, 2014
04 September, 2014
Every country has its Uwe Boll (evil demon of film industry), and Georgia is no exception. For a while I thought that our Uwe Boll was his majesty
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04 September, 2014
04 September, 2014
Many people who visit Georgia want to stay. It's a fact. Of course most can't because they have lives in other places.
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27 August, 2014
27 August, 2014
As Charles Darwin said, “It is not the strongest species that survives, nor the most intelligent but those most responsive to change.” Being surrounded by empires, Georgia knows well
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19 August, 2014
19 August, 2014
Georgia needs to learn to regulate. It is one of the toughest jobs a government has. And rarely has it been done well. In the Soviet period there was some effective regulation but not much.
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11 August, 2014
11 August, 2014
As the new mayor and deputy mayors take office there are several things they can begin to implement that will lead to an immediate improvement in the lives of those who live in cities.
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09 August, 2014
09 August, 2014
The Soviet Union used to pride itself on safety of its citizens and being crime-free.
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04 August, 2014
04 August, 2014
How do we think about the indictment of Misha? When most current officials talk about justice they tend to say it with a clenched fist.
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28 July, 2014
28 July, 2014
Iran and Georgia have a long relationship but for two hundred years there was no contact.
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17 July, 2014
17 July, 2014
On the twenty-seventh of June, our Prime Minister placed his signature under the Georgia-EU Association Agreement, cementing the country’s relationship with the European Union.
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21 June, 2014
21 June, 2014
If you approach a Georgian passer-by in the street and ask him or her about cornerstones of Georgian culture, Christianity will probably be on the top of the list you’ll receive.
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06 June, 2014
06 June, 2014
I have been keeping an eye on expats and immigrants in Georgia lately, both due to my occupation and out of general curiosity.
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24 May, 2014
24 May, 2014
“Cyclists are a bane of any economy. They don’t take out loans to buy cars, they don’t buy petrol, they don’t use car repair shops, they don’t get insurances, and they don’t pay for parking.
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GJ Editor's comment
16 October, 2014
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
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