Wednesday 7 January 2004
January 07, 2004
Western Press Review: Democracy's Dilemmas, Serbian Reform, And The New U.S. Fingerprinting Policy
Prague, 7 January 2004 (RFE/RL) -- Among the topics up for debate in the press today are the intricacies and contradictions of fostering democracy around the world, encouraging reform in Serbia, Georgia's presidential elections, and the controversial new U.S. policy on fingerprinting and photographing visiting foreigners.
January 05, 2004
Georgia: Moscow Watches Warily As Saakashvili Comes To Power
Moscow is reputed to be wary of Georgia's new president, Mikheil Saakashvili, a U.S.-educated lawyer who is openly pro-Western in his views. Since Eduard Shevardnadze's forced resignation in November, Tbilisi's relations with its powerful neighbor have gone on a roller-coaster ride of mutual accusations and promises to cooperate. How will Saakashvili's presidency affect Moscow's long-term ambitions in the region?