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Kelly Degnan nominated as next US Ambassador to Georgia

By | September 4th, 2019|Categories: In brief|Tags: , , , |

Kelly Degnan. ( President Donald Trump nominates Kelly C. Degnan of California to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Georgia, who currently serves as the Political Advisor to the Commander of United States Naval Forces Europe – United States Naval Forces Africa Ms. Degnan, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of [...]

Georgia’s president denies retweeting Donald Trump’s ‘Sleepy Joe’ comment

By | April 30th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |

The deleted tweet on President Salome Zourabichvili's Twitter page. TBILISI, DFWatch--The president of Georgia has become a target of criticism after re-tweeting Donald Trump's viral tweet in which he derides his possible opponent in the 2020 presidential elections, former Vice President Joe Biden, calling him "sleepy Joe". President Salome Zurabishvili’s administration had to hold [...]

Georgia absent during UN vote to annul US recognition of Jerusalem

By | December 22nd, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia was among 21 countries that were absent during a vote in the UN General Assembly on Thursday to annul the US’s unilateral recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. “We […] have had consultations with our partners and our delegation […]

Tbilisi joins global Women’s March against Trump

By | January 22nd, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

(Dodie Kharkheli.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Like many other cities around the world, also Tbilisi held a women’s march on Saturday, following the inauguration of Donald Trump as new US President. The march was aimed at raising awareness about women’s rights and other civil rights issues and started […]

The Trump Organization cancels hotel deals in Georgia, Azerbaijan

By | December 19th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Donald J. Trump visiting Georgia in 2012. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has decided to extricate his business from potentially conflicting relationships before he moves into the White House by revoking a licensing deal for a hotel in Georgia and its neighbour country Azerbaijan, […]

Yalowitz: No radical changes in US-Georgia relationship under Trump

By | December 7th, 2016|Categories: Interviews|Tags: , |

Kenneth S. Yalowitz, former U.S. Ambassador to Georgia. DFWatch recently had a Skype interview with Kenneth Yalowitz, former US Ambassador to Georgia (1998-2001). Mr. Yalowitz emphasized that Georgia is a country which expects problems and delays on the way toward democratic reforms, while firmly moving forward […]

William Courtney: It won’t be easy for Trump to make big changes in US policy towards Russia

By | November 28th, 2016|Categories: Interviews|Tags: , , , , , |

William Courtney: “Because of such wide Western consensus for sanctions against Russia, it will not be easy for the Trump administration to make big changes in that policy.” William Courtney, Former US Ambassador to Georgia and currently with the RAND Corporation in Washington DC, shared his views on the US President Elect Donald Trump’s foreign policy agenda with Anna Kalandadze of Voice of America’s Georgian service.  […]

Tbilisi reacts to Trump’s victory

By | November 10th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Donald Trump visiting Georgia in 2012. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgian leaders congratulated Donald Trump with being elected as president of the United States, while political analysts in Tbilisi tried to predict how the result will affect US-Georgian relations. Georgian Dream parliamentarian Gia Volski […]