National Oct 22, 2014

Japan to use English name for Georgia, not Russian

The government has decided to change the way it refers to the country of Georgia in Japanese, and will stop using a pronunciation derived from the Russian language, an official said. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to notify visiting Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili of ...

Commentary / World Jul 8, 2014

Shevardnadze's lessons for the West

by Leonid Bershidsky

Eduard Shevardnadze, the former Soviet foreign minister and Georgian president who died Monday at 86, was not an effective leader, but if Western leaders had paid closer attention to what he said when he was alive, they would have been better prepared for today's ...

Georgian envoy eager to enhance cultural exchanges

National Apr 1, 2014

Georgian envoy eager to enhance cultural exchanges

Levan Tsintsadze, Georgia's ambassador to Japan since December, said his mission is to promote active cooperation in science and culture between his country and Japan. While the two countries have enjoyed strong bilateral ties since 1992, Tsintsadze said the mountainous country, which is the birthplace ...

World / Politics | ANALYSIS Mar 26, 2014

Ukraine crisis returns Georgia to spotlight

Six years after losing land in a war with Russia, Georgians believe the struggle for Ukraine will decide their own fate, and hope NATO and the European Union will now speed up their integration into the Western fold. Alone among the former Soviet republics of ...

Georgian PM's clout unlikely to fade after polls

World / Politics Oct 20, 2013

Georgian PM's clout unlikely to fade after polls

by Shaun Walker

Georgia's billionaire prime minister, Bidzina Ivanishvili, looks surprised at the suggestion that he might be a touch sensitive to criticism. "Quite the opposite," he insists, enunciating his words very carefully, in lightly accented Russian. "I really love criticism! Everyone who knows me knows that." Anyone ...