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3 thoughts on “TBLPOD19nov2015

  1. The MEME this week is pictures of the Tbilisi monuments lit up in the colours of the French flag. Link: http://bit.ly/1MFAupy

    A video that was a bad advertisement from IPhone+ in Georgia, which mimics Daesh propaganda videos. Link: http://bit.ly/1Lptifl

    Simon Ostrovsky of Vice news was in Odessa in late summer and interviews Misha. Link: http://bit.ly/1Yjtsyh

    Vice news was in Georgia and talked to the Energy Ministry about Rosneft buying 49% of the Poti terminal. Link: http://bit.ly/1kJu2XG

    Civil.ge has a timeline detailing the developments of the Rustavi 2 story. Link: http://bit.ly/1I2IJde

    Anna Nemtsova reports for the Daily Beast on the Rustavi 2 story, and makes parallels to KGB blackmail tactics. Link: http://thebea.st/1lxShs4

    Jackson Diehl has an editorial piece in the Washington Post on Misha’s corruption-fighting task in Odessa. Link: http://wapo.st/1MqJaCm

    Prime Minister Gharibashvili wrote in Euractiv advocating that visa free travel is the logical next step in Georgia’s EU integration. Link: http://bit.ly/1MANnkM

    Tbilisi-based NGO Chai Khana reports on villagers and burdensome agricultural loans in Armenia. Link: http://bit.ly/1Xd6cQ0

    GIPA professor Tornike Sharashenidze writes in ECFR that the political developments in Georgia stem from the NDI public opinion poll that showed that the Georgian Dream lost a lot of support. Link: http://bit.ly/1PpJx3M

    A group of former ambassadors argue in the National Interest that the West should not ignore the growing crises in the South Caucasus countries, where there is a real possibility of war. Link: http://bit.ly/1PQozts

    Deutsche Welle follows an animal conservation organization into the Vashlovani National Park. Link: http://bit.ly/1HbYLH8

    **Liana Satenstein in Vogue from Tbilisi Fashion Week on Georgian designers incorporating traditional Georgian techniques. Link: http://vogue.cm/1kGYYIe

    ESPN reports on how Georgian NBA player Zaza Pachulia has been doing quite well for the Dallas Mavericks. Link: http://es.pn/1T2I55W

    For Culinary Backstreets, Paul Rimple visits the Shavi Lomi or Black Lion restaurant in Sololaki. Link: http://bit.ly/1l8IHva

    The CRRC looks at the relationship between parents’ and their children’s education in Georgia. Link: http://bit.ly/1O7p9D4

    The research on the fourth ancestral strand of European DNA from the Caucasus, published in Nature Communications. Link: http://bit.ly/1l8II2n

    Science Daily explains the Europe/Caucasus DNA research. Link: http://bit.ly/1OiggVJ

    Georgian Journal interviews the US Ambassador to Georgia Ian Kelly. Link: http://bit.ly/1PDg6eB

    An interview with Donald N. Jensen, who is a resident fellow at the School of International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, on Georgia’s multi-vector foreign policy. Link: http://bit.ly/1l8IKaq

  2. Hi Mark,
    I know a few of the people at World Experience for Georgia (WEG), and they are funded by grants from international organizations and consultancy.

  3. Well, I suppose there should be some clearance/threshold for the articles published here. Anna Nemtsova’s peace is a lowest-quality apology to the UNM. Unconscionable fact-twisting – like the allusion that beggars in the streets and poverty only appeared in Georgia in the course of last three years – and lionizing Gvaramia and Co., totally oblivious of their role in the murder of Imedi in 2007 are examples of dishonest (or brainwashed, or both) journalism.

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