George Khutsishvili

Intellectual Dilemma or Political Hoax?

By | March 3rd, 2013|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , |

George Khutsishvili is director of the International Center on Conflict and Negotiation in Tbilisi, Georgia. “Georgia? What kind of place is that?” “Well, this is a post-Soviet country where a pro-Russian billionaire won the elections over a pro-Western reformer president…” That is a tag line that has already appeared in many foreign publications on Georgia, […]

Misunderstanding that Georgia will not Facilitate a Solution

By | December 3rd, 2012|Categories: Opinion|Tags: |

If our strategic allies’ warning is about reversing the current legal processes, I would say it is impossible and could be even harmful. If it is about being more considerate in decision-planning and aware of the environment, I would agree and subscribe to it. […]

Will there be civil confrontation?

By | September 29th, 2012|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , |

Elections are won by media which feed people’s minds and create attitudes. For the first time since November 2003 Georgia has a strong opposition along with a strong ruling team, which makes the parliamentary elections of October 1 really competitive. But government- […]

Virtual Universe Keeps Turning into a Dynamo

By | March 5th, 2012|Categories: Opinion|Tags: |

President Saakashvili in his recent address to the Parliament referred to the entire opposition as ones locked in a virtual world who have completely lost touch with reality. Interestingly, the ruling team has crafted a virtual reality of another nature, one that manifests […]

Will election year work as a reset button for Georgian democracy?

By | January 26th, 2012|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , |

Two presidents that came to power under the sign of change meet January 30th. Below are some thoughts elicited by my friend Ambassador K.S. Yalowitz’s letter, writes George Khutsishvili, director of the International Center on Conflict and Negotiation. We live in the election year 2012, and I belong to those who believe change is [...]