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Georgia: Dam Threatens Traditional Svan Way of Life

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 22:20
Copyright show:  No On his land in the Svaneti mountains, Zaza Vibliani shows off his family’s watermill, set inside a tiny hut underneath a stand of pear trees, driven by the steady flow of a mountain stream. It grinds corn that Vibliani has grown on his farm here on the southern slopes of the Caucasus range. read more

With Opening of Turkish Border, Georgia's Armenians Grow Uneasy

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 20:50
Copyright show:  No A few weeks ago, residents of the village of Dadash, on Georgia's border with Turkey, blocked the main highway connecting the two countries. Their aim, they said, was to call attention to rampant lawlessness in the area since the opening of the border post with Turkey in 2015.   read more

Expert Opinions, Episode 4: Examining Trump's Batumi Deal

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 21:46
Editors' Picks:  No In 2011, Donald Trump and Georgia’s then president, Mikheil Saakashvili, signed an agreement to build a Trump Tower in the Georgian port city, Batumi. Saakashvili exerted considerable effort to promote the tower, bringing  Trump to Georgia  in 2012 for a PR tour and lavish ceremony. read more

Georgia: New Europe-Asia Rail Route Slow to Produce Economic Benefits – Locals

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 23:29
Copyright show:  No On the outskirts of the sleepy Georgian town of Akhalkalki, set against a barren backdrop, sits a gleaming, bone-white structure. Designed by celebrity architect Jürgen Mayer, this railway station on the Georgia-Turkey border is expected to serve as an important node in China’s global, $1-trillion infrastructure development project – dubbed the Belt and Road.   read more

Georgia: US Works to Counter Russian Narratives

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 22:58
Copyright show:  No Using means like television programs, fact-checking websites, and book clubs, the United States government is combatting what it sees as a Russia-directed disinformation campaign aimed at getting Georgians to abandon their Western geopolitical orientation.   read more