Articles by Tsotne Bakuria



Tbilisi's Political Corpse Gets 'F' on Democracy

U.S. diplomat Richard Holbrooke was a staunch ally of President Mikheil Saakashvili who named a cobblestone street in Tbilisi after him. Holbrooke’s death last week was bad news for Saakashvili. The number of Saakashvili supporters in the West have dwindled to a record low.

Finding a New Hero to Oust a Terrible Enfant

There is a good reason the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama has not rushed to defend Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, who is essentially under 24-hour siege by angry protestors.

The Failed State of Georgia

Inever thought of former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney as an expert on foreign affairs, but a recent story caught my eye.

The Failed State of Georgia

Inever thought of former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney as an expert on foreign affairs, but a recent story caught my eye.

In Search of Georgia's Culture of Democracy

Speaking to a television journalist late last month in Tbilisi, Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili -- leader of the Rose Revolution and darling of the administration of President George W. Bush -- defended the crackdown on free media in Georgia, saying the country lacked a ""culture of democracy.""