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Irakli Okruashvili became the leader of the Georgian party 2011-12-19 19:55 The opposition Georgian party has united with the movement "For United Georgia". Irakli Okruashvili, who lives in political exile in France, was unanimously elected its leader. Erosi Kitsmarishvili was elected its co-chairman.
John Bass welcomes the deepening of cooperation between Georgia and the U.S. 2011-12-19 18:43 The U.S. Ambassador to Georgia John Bass welcomed the deepening of relations in the defense sphere between Tbilisi and Washington.
Kalandadze called Azerbaijan the number one partner 2011-12-19 18:25 Azerbaijan is a trading partner number one for Georgia, the deputy head of the Georgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Nino Kalandadze said referring to the 7th meeting of the Intergovernmental Economic Commission of Georgia and Azerbaijan, scheduled for December 20.
Americans can take a direct part in the war in the Caucasus - expert 2011-12-19 17:10 First Vice-President of the Academy of Geopolitical Problems Konstantin Sivkov believes that the decision of the U.S. Congress to increase the supply of defensive weapons to the Georgian army is a direct threat to Russian security.
Shevardnadze: Putin surely become president and lead Russia into the European Union 2011-12-19 15:30 Former Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze believes that Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin would make his country a member of the European Union in the event of his election as president.
Khaindrava: Georgians were turned into "cannon fodder" for U.S. 2011-12-19 13:40 Former Georgian State Minister for Conflict Resolution Giorgi Khaindrava believes that the U.S. government sets the Caucasian republic at nought.
The head of the RKNK: Georgia harms Russia and the Caucasians 2011-12-19 12:37 The head of the Russian Congress of Peoples of the Caucasus (RKNK) Aliy Totorkulov believes that the interference of Georgian government in Russia's internal affairs harms the situation in the North Caucasus.
Caucasian question to Putin
Vladimir Putin is connected with the Caucasus by almost karmic ties. In 2000 he came to power and gained popularity in the wake of the fight against Chechen separatism. 11 years later he is presidential candidate again, and voters are concerned about the Caucasian question again.
Ivanishvili discovers America?
Almost immediately after Georgian mass media stopped discussing creation of an opposition coalition between Bidzina Ivanishvili, Free Democrats and Republicans, the Georgian billionaire came up with a new sensation.
Radar in Georgia is of no help to Americans
World press is actively discussing Georgia’s prospects as an American base in the Caucasus in the context of a conflict of interests between Russia and the USA related to the deployment of antiballistic missile defense elements in Europe. Moscow has warned that should Tbilisi continue expanding military potential, the Iskander-M missile systems might appear in Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Georgian government has stated its readiness to host ABM systems in its territory. Will the Americans take advantage of this proposal? Russian political and military experts have split over the matter when commenting it for GeorgiaTimes.
Will Iran declare the World War III?
Perhaps the world now stands on the threshold of a new big war - the Iranian. Sources, close to the intelligence agencies of different countries, even referred to a specific time frame of its begining. South Caucasus directly borders with Iran. Russia's borders also lie very close. GeorgiaTimes and doctoral student of political science department at Tbilisi State University Solomon Lebanoidze tried to predict what might be the consequences of armed conflict for the individual countries in the region.2011-12-19 20:01
Caucasus as a battlefield
Being close to each other geographically, Caucasian republics of Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan have got different approaches to the Caucasus’ geopolitical role in the world. Tbilisi and Yerevan prefer looking to the major international players, while Baku with its abundance of hydrocarbons is holding to a more or less independent position in the global arena. GeorgiaTimes correspondent tried to make out what kind of geopolitical situation has developed in the South Caucasus on the eve of 2012.
Second chance for Jackson-Vanik
Today, Russia will be accepted into the WTO. Some believe that the transition into the global economy will take at least ten years, while others believe that business conditions in the country will become more favorable. However, the institution itself is not very stimulating to economic development, and the accession may hit hard the domestic market. But most important what should grieve Moscow is a new rule of mutual trade, under which they will have to play with Washington. After all, Jackson-Vanik amendment is still in force.
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