· July, 2006

Stories about Georgia from July, 2006

Georgia: United National Exams

  31 July 2006

Ana praises Georgia's new higher education entrance exams, which are designed to limit opportunities for corruption and ensure that students entering higher education institutions are adequately educated and prepared for higher degrees.

Georgia: Kodori

Vasili Rukhadze has a detailed and informative post on Georgia's recent capture of the Kodori Gorge from a rebel warlord, noting the significance of the event in Georgian and regional politics. He says that Georgia's success mark the beginning of a new era in Georgian politics.

Voices from the Caucasus

  27 July 2006

Russian tourists rest in the shade in the Novy Afon (New Athos) monastery near the capital of the Georgian breakaway region of Abkhazia – by eurutuf What follows is a roundup of notable blog conversations from the Caucasus that took place over the last week. For a change, how about...

Georgia: Excuse to Invade

  27 July 2006

Matt Jay rounds up news on Georgia's military operations against a local warlord who controls the Kodori Gorge, the only part of the breakaway region of Abkhazia controlled by Tbilisi. The blogger says that the escape of the warlord, Emzar Kvitsiani, into Abkhazia may provide Georgia to invade the region.

Caucasus: BTC & Israel

  26 July 2006

Ben Paarmann questions those that claim that controlling the Baku-Tblisi-Ceyhan pipeline and accessing Central Asian and Caspian oil is a hidden motive for Israel in its fighting in Lebanon.

Georgia: Reforms

  25 July 2006

Vasili Rukhadze details the fight for governmental reforms and against corruption of the Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili.

Georgia: Soap Acting

24 July 2006

For those who have always wanted to know what acting in a Georgian soap opera is like, Breed describes his experience.