Russia moves to formalize Abkhazia’s colonial status under Khajimba, kidnapping GD UNM sparring, seventh IS Kist killed, residence mess for Armenians, Armenia joins Eurasia Economic Union, weapon cache, new Dagestan highway, Izoria talks destabilization, Paravani dam opens, Usupashvili in NYT on BI great Misha not, Justice Min excited Supreme Court head bolts in five months, new prison dep min, two nut pickers detained in Gali, US Ship in Batumi, Osset soccer match in Gori, Kazbegi trash airlift, Google Maps finishes Georgia in 2015, Kakheti highway better, Chinese scholarships, Olympic Committee visits, Wekua show in London, Petriashvili to Warsaw for NATO, Elisso Bolkvadze UNESCO Artist for Peace, Telavi Music Festival, NYT likes Botso doc, new NSC stuff, schools make kids Soviet and hate Muslims, drunk cop, Kutaisi bonuses, Peter F. Skinner book.

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  1. By saying that nobody could accuse BI for “serving an adversary country and purposely harming his homeland with intention”, Usupashvili sort of says that he was doing that but not consciously or on purpose. 🙂

  2. The MEME this week is is a video going around social media, originally from Youtube, called “Drunk Priest quarreling with police.” Some drunk nagli priest who was pulled over and is being an idiot. The appalling thing is the deference he is shown by the cops. Link: http://bit.ly/1F984TF

    A second Meme of the Week, a political cartoon that appeared in an article by Russian news agency RIA Novosti. The title of the article is “Georgia: Welcome, International Terrorists!” Depicts stereotypical Georgian characters standing on the Georgian flag, welcoming jihadis with grapes and chacha. Link: http://bit.ly/1rhBJQd


    Vasil Jaiani writes for Forbes on why Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine should choose the EU over Putin’s Eurasian Union. Link: http://onforb.es/1sORZNE

    Madona Gasanova writes for the Financial, on the dilemmas foreign investors looking to invest in agriculture in Georgia are now facing. Link: http://bit.ly/1wcTB2U

    Joanna Paraszczuk writes for RFE/RL about fighters from Georgia’s Pankisi Gorge and their relation with Islamic State. Link: http://bit.ly/1wfPODW

    Micheal Winfrey also writes for Bloomberg on the topic. He examines the dynamic of Chechens fighting with Islamic State and what that might mean for Russia. Link: http://bloom.bg/1uFVhDw

    Monica Ellena writes for Eurasianet on the trouble with Georgia’s teachers. They have low salaries, low work hours, and Soviet style education — meaning Georgia’s youth don’t properly learn critical skills that will bring the country into the EU and out of poverty. Link: http://bit.ly/ZHd7Kr

    ISET professor Eric Livny addresses the visa issue again, and the government’s statements that they will correct flaws in the law. Link: http://bit.ly/1Cu18fL

    The former CEO of Imedi TV, and American, takes on the Misha legacy. He asks, “Why do US senators support a tyrant?” for The Hill, the DC newspaper of Congress. Link: http://bit.ly/1Cu17IL

    Alcohol-speciality magazine Punch has a feature on Sighnaghi and Georgian wine. Link: http://bit.ly/1sOSh7n

    Agenda.ge has a feature on the new partnership deal between San Diego State Univeristy and Tbilisi universities, that will allow Georgian students to get the San Diego degrees. Link: http://bit.ly/1nrGSK5

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