Avto Koridze

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მსოფლიოში მიმდინარე პოლიტიკურ პროცესებზე წერს. მისი სტატიები უმეტესწილად ევროპასა და აშშ-ის საშინაო და საგარეო პოლიტიკას მიმოიხილავს. ის ჟურნალ „ტაბულაში“ 2010 წლის იანვარიდან მუშაობს.

სწავლობს თბილისის ივანე ჯავახიშვილის სახელობის სახელმწიფო უნივერსიტეტის სოციალურ და პოლიტიკურ მეცნიერებათა ფაკულტეტზე, საერთაშორისო ურთიერთობების მიმართულებით.

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Re-writing the History of Human Development

The theory of the evolution of human's ancient ancestors may have become significantly "simplified." As a result of archeological discoveries made in Georgia, scientists now estimate that the number of different species previously thought to make up our ancient ancestors may in fact all belong to the Homo erectus species. To prove that theory, scientists have used a particularly well-preserved skull – named simply "Skull 5" – that was discovered, along with four others, in Dmanisi, Georgia.In...

Luis Navarro: People would like to see the issues of jobs and poverty discussed more

O n 15 April, the US National Democratic Institute (NDI) in Georgia released a public opinion survey showing, among other things, that jobs remain the number one priority issue for the majority of Georgians. The NDI has been conducting regular polls in Georgia for several years now. Tabula interviewed the NDI's Senior Resident Country Director in Georgia Luis Navarro to discuss the results of the recent poll and what changes in public attitudes they show.Let's start with your recent poll....

Fady Asly: Business has gone backwards

“The Georgian economy largely depends on foreign capital. If investors are scared, the deficit will emerge and the lari will start depreciating. Over the period of the past two months no foreign investment has flown into the country and, by my prediction, the situation will not change within the next three months,” Fady Asly, Chairman of the International Chamber...

Antimonopoly Service Will Legalize Monopolies

After years of deregulation, the issue of regulation has become topical again in Georgia. The new government has announced its intention to restore the antimonopoly service which was abolished in 2005 as part of deregulatory reforms implemented by the former government. Regulatory advocates argue that reversal of the deregulatory trend is necessary because the Georgian market has seen the emergence of monopolies and oligopolies since the country disbanded its antimonopoly service. Naturally,...

Otar Kakhidze: Voter bribery is one of the forms of political corruption

“Voter bribing” is a phrase frequently heard bandied about these days in discussions about the upcoming elections. In recent months, Georgian Dream political coalition leader Bidzina Ivanishvili has been fined several times for bribing voters. The most recent case of alleged voter bribery resulted in the seizure by law enforcement authorities of thousands of satellite antennas of the Maestro TV company in July. A group of non-governmental organizations, including the Georgian Young Lawyers’...

Tamar Chugoshvili: It is very difficult to prove that voter bribing is a corrupt crime

“Voter bribing” is a phrase frequently heard bandied about these days in discussions about the upcoming elections. In recent months, Georgian Dream political coalition leader Bidzina Ivanishvili has been fined several times for bribing voters. The most recent case of alleged voter bribery resulted in the seizure by law enforcement authorities of thousands of satellite antennas of the Maestro TV company in July. A group of non-governmental organizations, including the Georgian Young Lawyers’...

A Test of Wills

The 28 May firing of National Examination Center Director Maia Miminoshvili by Georgian Minister of Education and Science Dimitri Shashkin has sparked a national debate about policies and politics in the education system. Miminoshvili claimed her dismissal was politically motivated because it came just one day after her son had participated in an anti-government protest rally staged by the political coalition Georgian Dream. Speculation that political motives were behind the firing only...

EU does not speak with one voice in relationship to Russia

In late-March, Tbilisi hosted the Wilton Park conference on “Security in the South Caucasus.” The conference was held with the support of the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia. Events organized by the Wilton Park agency facilitate international dialogue among high-level politicians, diplomats and scientists. During the conference in Tbilisi, Tabula spoke with British Member of Parliament and former Europe Minister Denis...

Nagorno-Karabakh Between War and Peace

Skirmishes in Nagorno-Karabakh between Azeri and Armenian soldiers have been escalating with casualties on both sides. Against this backdrop, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visited Baku on September 3. His talks with Azeri President Ilham Aliyev focused on delineation of borders and economic cooperation between Russia and Azerbaijan. The Karabakh issue could not be ignored - it never can. All decisions made over negotiation tables inevitably invoke the 20-year conflict, either directly or...

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