Caucasus

Russia’s Red Lines: How Far Will NATO G...

45234242342Hapless NATO Chief Jens Stoltenberg flew into Tbilisi last week, to wave his hands about like some kind of puppet while coming out with the same old pre-programmed message to the waiting Georgian public: “I cannot give the exact…

UK’s Guardian and Arms to Terrorists – Sacrif...

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The UK’s Guardian newspaper is fond of saying it supports investigative journalism. Its distinguished former editor, Peter Preston, goes round the world lecturing on investigative journalism, exposing himself to the risks…

Strange Love: General Breedlove, Potomac Inst...

34534534543Effective investigative journalism is putting forth material for public consumption which is timely and interesting to the readership, public and private, if you get my meaning— the right thing produced at the right time for…

Arms to Terrorists: CIA Travel Agency “Jeppes...

345345453One thing about plugging away at the same topic in the same place, in this case weapons trafficking—is the value of institutional memory. Sooner or later obscure details and links become relevant. This latest turn of a shovel…

Bechtel, TMC, Bio Weapons Lab and Collateral ...

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Back in 2004 a European intelligence service commissioned some due diligence work on the activities of Bechtel National and the Technology Management Company, TMC, in Georgia and…

Armenia is Swarmed by Western NGOs

4534534534The tactics of employing non-governmental organizations (NGOs) for the preparation of so-called “color revolutions” in North Africa, the Middle East and a number of former Soviet states has been the modus operandi of the US and…

The Case of Tbilisi’s Kiwi Café and a Media F...

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When something is reported too quickly and then widely distributed, with all reliable news outlets carrying the same story and quoting the same original source, beware. Take the recent case of the flying sausages. This now-infamous…

NDI Polling & Current Political Processe...

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Opinion polling is not an exact science, a more than a few embarrassed survey research polling companies in various countries have found out the hard way. But there is a difference between honest mistakes, based on…

Nagorno-Karabakh – The Firefight Everyone Nee...

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The recent heat up in Nagorno-Karabakh is a surprise to many. This is a conflict that has been frozen for over twenty years. As in all such cases, this is not because the conflict is insoluble. It is because everyone involved has a vested…

Soros & the NGOs: Tearing Real Georgian ...

6756444George Soros is a very successful man, at least where money and power are concerned. The reach of the hedge fund legend through his Open Society Foundations leverages governments and ideas across the breadth of 40 nations now. Here is a look at…

Armenia Confirms Russia Mediated Ceasefire

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“The Turks have passed by here; all is in ruins and mourning.“ – Victor Hugo, 1880, Balkan liberation wars. Just when Azerbaijan seemed ready for an all out assault on Nagorno-Karabakh the war train came to a screeching halt. Both sides quickly agreed…

Pornhub with Notable Female Politicians Goes ...

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The latest political scandal to hit Georgia tells us a lot about life in developing countries allied with the US. A lot of senior politicians are implicated in it. But the question being asked is not, “Who did what to whom?” but…


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