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4 thoughts on “TBLPOD31july2014

  1. The MEME this week is a video of Misha, recorded sometime between 1995 and 1999, when he was a deputy at parliament for the political party “Citizen’s Union.” The video was uploaded to Youtube in July. In the footage, the young future President talks to a Rustavi 2 journalist about his sports life and jogs several laps for the camera. Link: http://bit.ly/1s6XDZu


    An article in Carnegie.ru by Tomas De Waal titled “Georgia’s Drama of the Past.” Link: http://bit.ly/1pIAmtg

    An ECFR report on the EU’s need for a new strategy to protect the European choice of Ukraine, Moldova, Armenia, and Georgia. Link: http://bit.ly/1qNjg47

    An article by Christofer Berglund of Uppsala University that charts the last decade of Georgian politics through theories of semi-authoritarianism and democratization. Link: http://bit.ly/1ACWjT9

    An article by Lincoln Mitchell about democracy and pluralism in Georgia. Link: http://bit.ly/1s76Lyu

    An article by Joshua Kucera in EurasiaNet.org that claims that the US is preparing a military aid package of about $35 million to help Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine defend themselves against Russia. Link: http://bit.ly/1qskPzk

    TI Georgia published a guidebook on the most important open data sources in Georgia, useful for journalists, NGO activists, researchers, business people, and anybody who needs to figure stuff out using primary sources. Link: http://bit.ly/1s76DyX

    An article in Vestnik Kavkaza by Gio Kalatozishvili about the incident at the Surb Echmiadzin church in Tbilisi’s Avlabari neighbourhood, between Georgians and Armenians. Link: http://bit.ly/1kotXYc

    An article in The Sydney Morning Herald Traveller about eye-opening spots you’ve never heard of, featuring Georgia. Link: http://bit.ly/1s76oDR

    A new article by Will Cathcart in the Daily Beast, about the criminal charges against Misha, finger-pointing at BI, and the threat to Georgian democracy. that quotes me and is certainly worth reading. Link: http://bit.ly/1k9csL5

  2. What a special treat to hear the illustrious on-air voice of the one and only Brian McCotter. Good podcast, gentlemen.

  3. Dick Nixon, as evil an individual as can be, he was never suspected/convicted of involvement and/or cover-up of murder, nor did he use the USA as his personal ATM. There is no comparison between he and Misha.
    To those out-of-touch foreigners who say “move on”, and claim a witch hunt to old UNM’ers, I say read more Thomas Hammarberg and less paid off losers like John Mcain et al.

    Oh yea, why not next week you do the podcast at the Ronald Reagan statue, you may get better dialogue and/or commentary than that dead guy sitting in this week.

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