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Entries in Georgia (4)


Europe Analysis: Russia and Britain --- Becoming Best Friends?

Given all the tensions between Russia and Britain, how can there be a thaw in the frozen diplomatic relations?

The answer is simple.

Gas --- and the company BP.

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Georgia Video and Report: Riot Police Break Up Opposition Protest

A young man takes on Georgia security forces

Georgian riot police have used tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannon to disperse several hundred opposition protesters from outside the Parliament building in central Tbilisi.

Several thousand people gathered in the early hours of Thursday to demand the resignation of President Mikheil Saakashvili, the Georgian president, accusing him of authoritarianism. About 300 remained when police moved in.

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Wikileaks: Today's Guide to EA's Coverage


Aluf Benn says "The Fiasco Doesn't Embarrass Israel One Bit".

Features and Documents

1. US officials have "No Confidence in Pakistani Leader Zardari, No Alternative to Afghan Leader Karzai".

2. A year before the 2008 Russian-Georgian war, the US Embassy in Tbilisi documents "The Russian Campaign Against Georgia".

3. In 2009, the US Embassy in Rome intervenes in Italian politics: "Pushing Back Against Silvio Berlusconi, 'The Mouthpiece of Vladimir Putin'."


Wikileaks Document: The Russian Campaign Against Georgia

Russia's goal is not Abkhazia or South Ossetia, but all of Georgia. While the Russians typically make some efforts to reduce their fingerprints on actions -- making it hard to say with 100% certainty that they are responsible for many of them -- the cumulative weight of the evidence of the last few years suggests that the Russians are aggressively playing a high-stakes, covert game, and they consider few if any holds barred.

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