Gagauzia's Parliament recognizes Abkhazia and South Ossetia
The People's Assembly of Gagauzia has recognized independence of the Republic of Abkhazia and the Republic of South Ossetia at a session on September 19, 2008. The Gagauz Parliament also voiced its unconditional support for Russia's actions towards the republics, a source at the Assembly told a REGNUM correspondent.
The West Hails Georgia As a Democracy. But Is It One? By Michael Freedman | NEWSWEEK
The NGO Freedom House puts the country in the same category as Venezuela and Nigeria in its most recent study, rating Georgia less free and democratic than Moldova, Ukraine and every EU and NATO membership candidate. Lincoln Mitchell, a Georgia expert and Columbia University professor, says Georgian democracy suffers from having no real line between state and party, and while it has made great economic strides under President Mikheil Saakashvili, he has never created a meaningful judiciary, has weakened the legislature and has centralized executive power
South Ossetia and Abkhazia: Notes from the inside - by Laray Polk
American news coverage of the US-Georgia-Russia conflict continues to be appalling--blindingly biased and simplistic, and yet my knowledge of the regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia is scant.
On August 12, I received an e-mail from a humanitarian organization in Abkhazia describing events as they had unfolded on the ground in South Ossetia. I wrote directly to them. What is below is the e-mail response I received from Liana Kvarchelia. She has kindly given me permission to post it on 3quarksdaily.
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September 25, 2008 - Lecture: "Abkhazia and the New Cold War," Paul Crego, Kluge Staff fellow, at 4:00 PM in West Dining Room, Thomas Jefferson Building
Before the summer of 2008, it is likely that most Americans had never heard of Abkhazia. Dr. Crego discusses the history, language and culture of the Abkhazian people and the Georgian-Abkhazian conflict as it developed in the late Soviet period through the 1992-1993 war. Abkhazia in the context of geopolitical conflicts will also be covered. Further, he will discuss his assessment that Abkhazia has become a Russian military colony.
Kashmir leaders hopeful after Ossetia, Abkhazia independence
"The independence declaration of these two regions is a psychological inspiration for the suppressed Kashmiris," said Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik. The move had strengthened Kashmiri's resolve to achieve independence from India, he added.
Tina Kandelaki: From Georgia with loathing
The television star Tina Kandelaki might be expected to feel aggrieved about Russian action in Georgia, her native country. Not a bit of it. Moscow's media has more freedom, she says, and her President, Mikheil Saakashvili, will go down in history as Mikheil the Destroyer, she tells Shaun Walker
Georgia's Influence Peddlers in Washington - Wayne Madsen, September 2, 2008
A little-known Georgia lobbying network in Washington, DC, is working together with faux progressive guru George Soros and John
McCain foreign policy adviser/Georgia uber-lobbyist Randy Scheunemann to prop up Georgia as a NATO client state and engineer a renewed Cold
War with Russia, with U.S. defense contractors poised to rake in even more obscene profits.
Georgian "democracy" owes more to Josef Stalin than Thomas Jefferson. By John Laughland
The American Conservative on Georgian History
SOUTH OSSETIA CONFLICT: THE HUMAN SIDE - Russia Today Spotlight
Luc Van den Brande, PACE representative on Georgia-Russia relations