Dimitri Avaliani

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ჟურნალისტი, პოლიტიკური მიმომხილველი.
ტაბულაში მუშაობს 2010 წლის ოქტომბრიდან. მანამდე იყო ტელეკომპანია იმედის საერთაშორისო ამბების განყოფილების ანალიტიკოსი, გაზეთ 24 საათის პოლიტიკური მიმომხილველი. მუშაობდა სხვადასხვა ბეჭდურ გამოცემებში, საინფორმაციო სააგენტოებში და რადიოში. იყო რუსული ნოვაია გაზეტას საკუთარი კორესპონდენტი საქართველოში.
დაიბადა მოსკოვში 1975 წელს, 1997 წელს დაამთავრა თბილისის სახელმწიფო უნივერსიტეტის ეკონომიკის ფაკულტეტი.

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The Local Elections - An Unfulfilled Triumph

The 15 June local elections were the second elections held in Georgia after the change in power in 2012. Although the Georgian Dream coalition again emerged as the winner in this election, their victory was more modest than in the 2013 presidential and 2012 parliamentary elections. In the local elections the Georgian Dream received 51% support, down from the 62% garnered in the presidential election.[[{"fid":"53514","view_mode":"content_image_aside","type":"media","attributes":{"height":234,"...

A Fear of a Maidan

The first Georgian high official to talk about the possibility of the EuroMaidan protests being repeated in Tbilisi in the context of a threat endangering the country's stability, was Minister of Internal Affairs Aleksandre Chikaidze. The minister accused the United National Movement (UNM) of being prepared to cause unrest."They brought EuroMaidan activists from Ukraine and are conducting training and preparatory work. This information is being extensively reported by the media too. There are...

“Misha from Kutaisi”

W hen meeting Georgian diaspora or businessmen abroad, the Georgian government sometimes demonstrates its closeness with persons well known in Russia that have controversial and quite specific reputations.That is what happened in January when the Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili paid a visit to Israel. Whilst there, Garibashvili held a meeting with local businessmen. The official Facebook page of the prime minister indicated that this meeting was attended by the Foreign Affairs...

Unconvincing Justice

"No one needs to take Merabishvili out of prison. His sits there well and will continue to sit," Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili said during a press conference on 16 January. Garibashvili was responding to a journalist who asked about a statement made by former Prime Minister Vano Merabishvili in which he accused the then Chief Prosecutor Otar Partskhaladze of secretly taking him out of prison to blackmail him.Two days earlier, on 14 January, the General Inspection of the...

The Maidan vs the Kremlin

The main cause that sparked mass protests in Kiev was the thwarting of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the European Union (EU). However, having spent more than a week in the capital of Ukraine and having observed the protests first hand, I came to understand that the issue of European integration was not the only cause of the protests. Had it not been the issue of the Association Agreement, something else would have triggered the popular discontent. Those who stand in the Maidan,...

The Epoch of Dream

Georgia has a new president and a new prime minister. On 17 November, in a "modest and non-pompous" inauguration ceremony, the new head of state, Giorgi Margvelashvili, took the oath of office. Neither the former president nor representatives of the former ruling party attended the ceremony. The representation of foreign guests was modest too – the swearing-in ceremony was attended by only one head of state, the President of Lithuania, whilst the delegation of the key strategic partner, the...

The Fall of Ukraine

The refusal of the government of Ukraine to sign the Association Agreement with the European Union came as a great shock to both Ukrainian society and the EU. Even more surprising was the timing of the decision, which was just one week before the agreement was to be signed at the Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius.Leading up to the event on 21 November, the Ukrainian parliament turned down the bill that would have enabled the jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko to receive medical...

Putin’s Olympics

Agreeing to participate in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi was one of first decisions the government of Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili took. The new Prime Minister viewed this as an element in the process of mending ties with Russia. Although it was the Olympic Committee of Georgia that formally took this decision, they only did so after the prime minister's desire was made public.Back in 2007, the former government of Georgia voted for the conduct of the Winter Olympic Games in...

Eurasian Attack

On 4 September, the Prime Minister of Georgia, Bidzina Ivanishvili, made an unexpected statement regarding the foreign policy of his country. To a journalist's question about what he thinks of the Eurasian Union, Ivanishvili replied: "I keep a close watch on and study this issue. So far, I have no position in this regard, but if, in perspective, we see that it [joining the Eurasian Union] will be good for the strategy of our country, then why not?"Bidzina Ivanishvili thereafter had to elaborate...

Paata Zakareishvili: We did not find anyone who wanted to pray but was not allowed to do so in Samtatskaro

State Minister of Georgia for Reintegration Paata Zakareishvili talked to Tabula about a variety of topical issues, including the conflict between local Orthodox Christian and Muslim residents in Samtatskaro village; the Geneva talks; the installation of a barbed wire fence along the occupational line with the Tskhinvali region; and the prospects of reopening the Abkhazia railway and the Ergneti market near Tskhinvali. Zakareishvili thinks that the conflict settlement will advance much faster...

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