· July, 2008

Stories about Georgia from July, 2008

Caucasus: Cuil Search Engine

  30 July 2008

Social Science in the Caucasus puts new search engine Cuil through a series of tests to evaluate its worth as a research tool in the region. The blog concludes that Google has nothing to worry about.

Caucasus: Tolerance

  24 July 2008

Social Science in the Caucasus comments on its own research into the attitude of citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia towards their neighbors.

Abkhazia, Georgia: “Home”

  22 July 2008

As everyone seems to be talking about an impending war over Abkhazia, here is a translation of a post by LiveJournal blogger cyxymu, a Georgian who spent his childhood in Abkhazia but now lives in Tbilisi, having become an "internally displaced person" during the hostilities in the early 1990s.

Georgia: Hacker Attack

The Threat Expert Blog reports that political tensions between Russia and Georgia over the breakaway region of South Ossetia have spilled over into cyberspace. The IT security blog implies that Russian hackers were behind a DOS attack on the website of the Georgian president, Mikhail Saakashvili.

Georgia: Culture of Democracy

  20 July 2008

Steady State comments on the state of democracy in Georgia. The blog examines the situation and the attitude of the authorities towards the pro-opposition media and a report prepared by the human rights ombudsperson which was highly critical of the 7 November dispersal of an opposition protest in the Georgian...

Georgia: Political Comeback

  20 July 2008

Steady State comments on the return of Nino Burjanadze to active politics in Georgia. The blog notes that although Burjanadze was one of the three main figures responsible for the 2003 Rose Revolution, she is now seeking to become a viable opposition in Georgia. However, the blog notes, as a...

Caucasus: Russian Language

  11 July 2008

Social Science in the Caucasus comments on data indicating the level of English and Russian language proficiency in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia.

Caucasus: European Football

  2 July 2008

Social Science in the Caucasus looks at where the affinity of the three South Caucasus countries lay during the recent European UEFA football competition. The blog says that the exercise provides a fascinating insight into the cultural and political orientation of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia.