PM sets up parallel MFA, Ilia says no jobs so men beat wives, PM to Latvia, EU Neighborhood Hahn to Tbilisi 15-17th, Janelidze to Afghanistan, more Zhvania investigations, intelegencia KGB says KGB guy, Bakhmaro avalanche, missing Georgian in South Ossetia found dead, NBG Kadagidze gets award, Georgia shrinking & aging, female Georgian chess players dominate, plastic bags, underage internet gaming to be regulated, Togonidze on friendships with handicapped on Azrebi, Eka Bseselia’s white boots, Rostneft in Poti, Gogava on Ukraine, Jones on Bendukidze, visitors, Geo movies in DC.

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  1. My Georgian Journal and Kviris Palitra column this week is a guide to reading the new Russian propaganda, what’s different from the old Russian propaganda. Link:http://bit.ly/1x1KuAp

    The MEME this week is a photo of Eka Beselia’s white outfit at the Christmas march, particularly her white bunny boots, very high heels …
    Link: http://bit.ly/1BNsiPi


    In Georgian Journal, “Rosneft’s Georgian Deal – Disgrace or Benefit?” with differing views on the Rosneft deal for Poti Port. I am of the opinion that it is not a good thing for Georgia. Link: http://bit.ly/1BSvNo1

    And also in Georgian Journal, an interview with Irakli Gogava, who headed the International Republican Institute. He very much overstates the influence that Georgians and Misha have had in recent Ukrainian politics. The interesting thing about it is in getting a window on how the National Movement views themselves and their role in the world. Link: http://bit.ly/1AOs8cl

    An article in the American Interest, on the lessons the countries of the South Caucasus have drawn from the Ukraine crisis, what it will mean for Georgia and its separatist regions. Link: http://bit.ly/1AyYLMk

    Forbes has a list on the best wines and spirits to drink in 2015. Wine writer Alice Feiring advocates for Georgian wines. Link: http://onforb.es/1vEBhyy

    A report by Liz Fuller for RFE/RL on radical Islam in the Caucasus. She says that six North Caucasus insurgency leaders — from Chechnya and Dagestan — have declared allegiance to Daesh, also known as ISIS or Islamic State. Link: http://bit.ly/1BtyLyO

    The Telegraph has a list of 10 extraordinary destinations you’ve probably never heard of. Georgia’s there, noted for Kakheti and wine-making. Link: http://bit.ly/1AtLYbv

    Stephen Jones writes for Open Democracy, arguing that Bendukidze’s economic reforms were not what they were cracked up to be, didn’t alleviate the people’s poverty. Link: http://bit.ly/1zYuHED

    Inga Popovaite for DFWatch examines the double problems facing Georgia’s Javakheti Armenians this winter: no citizenship, and a falling rouble. Link: http://bit.ly/1BSw7mt

    Georgian Review looks at what might happen to Georgia-Armenia trade relations after one joins the Eurasia Customs Union and the other signs the EU Association Agreement with the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area Agreement. Link: http://bit.ly/1sbiKh7


    For those in Washington DC, the exhibition ‘Discovering Georgian Cinema’ that was at the MoMa will come to DC from January to March. You can see the whole schedule of events here where we post it in the links. Link: http://1.usa.gov/1AyYXvc

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