GoG seizes Rustavi 2 holding company, PM/Pres NY trips, lisence to drive badly, CoE Parliament says GoG abuses prison politically, Margvel says no political pardons, lari up a bit, Duisi gets female chief, Kaladze Gazprom chat, Burjanadze in Russia (again), flood victim identified, Gori and the Stalin statue, German loans, neutrality demo, Rustavi soldier funeral, SO ABL kidnapping, father discrimination, new Batumi 5 star hotel, Leuville to Georgia, honey tests, 60 air quality test gizmos, GoG to take over from Gates, Polish grant, Stalingrad repatriation, silver coin, Vasco da Gama soprano in Berlin, Water Polo, Japan kindergarten Sachkhere, Ralph Fiennes show up, Kancheli birthday, prosecutor law, no jail for weed law, no conscription law, and as always constitutional standstill, hate crime punished, Misha and Odessa

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  1. The MEME this week is a video posted by the Ministry of Internal Affairs on their facebook, of them bringing two guys into the police station and arresting them for beating up two Nigerians in Tbilisi. Link: http://on.fb.me/1RmMeAU

    The Economist on Misha’s role in Odessa, fighting corruption and the power of the oligarchs. Link: http://econ.st/1QCx8GC

    Bloomberg View also meets with Misha in Odessa. In Ukraine, society wants the reforms, the oligarchs don’t, so Misha is working to stir up public support and public pressure. Link: http://bv.ms/1OeaRkU

    Foreign Policy magazine sits down with President Margvelashvili in New York to talk Georgia’s strategy — being a Western ally but trying to not provoke Russia. Link: http://atfp.co/1OOHiq9

    In Foreign Policy, Michael Cecire writes about the endless NATO-Georgia courtship. Link: http://atfp.co/1VcNEn9

    Elizabeth Dunn examines the failure of refugee camps in helping victims, and visits IDP camps in Georgia. Link: http://bit.ly/1MRmxa3

    Sergey Markedonov writes on 25 years of South Ossetian independence, says Georgia’s nationalist policies in the 90s pushed South Ossetians to leave. Link: http://bit.ly/1KXOZUU

    John Helmer in Moscow (and working for the Kremlin) writes on Misha and Poland’s Sikorski as clowns, nepotism, and so on. Link: http://bit.ly/1VuTOPL

    Tara Burton explores the craziness of the idea of the new Batumi for Roads & Kingdoms. Link: http://bit.ly/1KN6ZAm

    Matthew Miller for Eurasianet reports on Georgia’s now struggling used-car export industry. Link: http://bit.ly/1JLWdJN

    The Telegraph looks at who are the most-wanted Islamic State or Daesh terrorists. Pankisi native al-Shishani is among them. Link: http://bit.ly/1KS36wY

    TI Georgia looks at if there is money collection at public schools — and finds that it’s rare. Link: http://bit.ly/1OeaVkz

    A site called Wallpaper has a list of the best urban hotels of the year; which includes Rooms Hotel Tbilisi. Link: http://bit.ly/1RmMxvx

    The CRRC is looking at think tanks in the three South Caucasus countries. Link: http://bit.ly/1VuTW1y

    The CRRC talk with Hans Gutbrod on the strength of think tanks in each South Caucasus country, and how much they can influence policy. Link: http://bit.ly/1KS3fAH

    The Public Service Hall has a kind of promo video of BMX pro Viki Gomez doing tricks in the Tbilisi mushroom building. Link: http://on.fb.me/1FOnDDL

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