Also by David Kakabadze
October 06, 2009
After Russia-Georgia Report, A Sense Of 'What Now?'
In the wake of last week's EU report on the Russia-Georgia war, many in the West are wondering what can be done to prevent the conflict from repeating itself. For answers, RFE/RL's Georgian Service spoke to Lithuanian Foreign Minister Vygaudas Usackas and Ron Asmus of the German Marshall Fund.
December 26, 2008
Nothing Surprising In Russia's Unexpected Moves
A U.S. official recently remarked that Russia's move to prevent the OSCE from extending the mandate of its mission in Georgia came as "a surprise" to her. Similar sentiments were heard from many Western officials back in August, when Russia's large-scale military intervention in Georgia seemed totally unexpected to them. A short time later, Moscow again took the West by surprise when it recognized the independence of two breakaway Georgian regions. When will the West stop being surprised by Russ
November 23, 2008
Five Years After The Rose Revolution
As Georgia marks the fifth anniversary of the Rose Revolution the mood is somber and the celebrations of past years are conspicuously absent. The revolution has its luster and Georgians are in a funk. But it is important to remember, despite the disillusionment of the moment, how far we have come.
October 24, 2008
The Morning After Georgia's 'Day Of Joy'
The EU has pledged unexpectedly generous amounts at a Georgia donors conference, sending a strong signal of support for Tbilisi. But if donors fail to follow through with their pledges, the results could be worse than sending no signal at all, says RFE/RL's David Kakabadze.
October 14, 2008
Russia Feigns Georgia Withdrawal
Russia has not withdrawn its troops from Georgia. It has not, as Russian President Dmitry Medvedev claimed on October 9, "fulfilled all obligations." And it has certainly not honored an EU-backed cease-fire deal to end hostilities between Moscow and Tbilisi.
August 16, 2008
Success In Time Of Sorrow
Georgia has 35 athletes at the Olympic Games, and for all of them the recent days have been surreal. As they are supposed to compete honorably in Beijing, their homeland has been devastated by a far less honorable competition that even more urgently competes for their attention.