Russia

John Bolton: President Trump has demonstrated he’s obviously not Barack Obama

By | May 21st, 2018|Categories: Interviews|Tags: , , , , , , , |

(Twitter.) Voice of America Contributor Greta Van Susteren interviewed US National Security Advisor, Amb. John Bolton at the White House.  Bolton discussed foreign policy, the Iran deal, North Korea and some other issues. […]

Nate Sibley: Russian corrupt money starts to corrupt institutions in the west as well

By | May 16th, 2018|Categories: Interviews|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Nate Sibley (VOA). Russian Kleptocracy has become such a big issue because they pushed it so hard, Vladimir Putin and group of his friends symbolize nothing more than an organized crime, we are seeing tentacles of the Kremlin growing outward from Russia, says Nate Sibley […]

Georgian President: West Awakening to Russian Security Threat in Historic ‘Now Moment’

By | March 16th, 2018|Categories: Interviews|Tags: , , , , |

Georgia’s President Giorgi Margvelashvili speaks to media after a ceremony at the memorial cemetery of the Georgian soldiers killed during the war with Russia over the breakaway region of South Ossetia in 2008 in Tbilisi, Georgia, Aug. 8, 2017. (VOA) Washington, VOA – Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili is calling for American and European leaders to capitalize on what he calls a palpable, growing international consensus about the scope, magnitude and immediacy of national security threats posed by Russian election interference and suspected assassination attempts on foreign soil. […]

Trump’s NSC advisor: We have to find ways to deal with new threat that Russia has perfected

By | January 20th, 2018|Categories: Interviews|Tags: , , , , |

H.R. McMaster at the US Army Basic Training. 2009 (US Army photo.) VoA contributor Greta Van Susteren interviewed H.R. McMaster, 26th National Security Advisor, serving under President Donald Trump, at the White House. This is a transcript of a part of the interview pertaining to Russia.    […]

Carpenter: Not only sanctions… the US & NATO can take military steps to gain advantage over Russia in the region

By | January 13th, 2018|Categories: Interviews|Tags: , , , , , |

Michael Carpenter (PennBidenCenter.) To assess the US national security strategy issues, efficiency of the Trump administration and threats coming from increasingly assertive Russia, Voice of America’s (VOA) Nana Sajaia interviewed Washington-based Michael Carpenter, Senior Executive Director at Pen Biden Center. […]

I hope there will be a dialogue about selling Georgia anti-tank and anti-aircraft weapons: policy specialist

By | July 30th, 2017|Categories: Interviews|Tags: , , , , |

Daniel Kochis (Heritage Foundation) Voice of America’s Anna Kalandadze spoke to Daniel Kochis, a Europe policy specialist in the Margaret Thatcher’s Center for Freedom at the Heritage Foundation, a US Conservative think tank, ahead of US Vice President’s visit to Tbilisi. […]

Paul Goble: I fear that Trump will largely ignore countries like Georgia

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

Paul A. Goble. (VoA.) To assess the latest developments in the domestic and foreign affairs of Georgia, Voice of America’s (VOA) Anna Kalandadze interviewed Washington-based long-standing Eurasia observer Paul Goble. The Georgian-language interview first appeared on VOA.  Here is an English version: […]

Head of Georgian Church to attend patriarch Kirill’s 70th Jubilee in Moscow

By | November 8th, 2016|Categories: In brief|Tags: , , |

Ilia II meets Kirill in Moscow Jan, 2013 (Pariarchate.ge) Tbilisi, DFWatch – The head of Georgian Church  is expected to pay a visit to Moscow in November to attend a 70-year jubilee of his Russian counterpart. According to the Patriarchate of Georgia,  Catholikos-Patriarch Ilia II was invited by the Patriarch Kirill of Moscow […]

Opposition journalist flees Russia, settles in Georgia

By | September 21st, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

(SotnikTV) Tbilisi,DFWatch – Russian opposition journalist published a video on Tuesday stating he has to leave Russia and settle in Georgia ‘for some time’. […]

Russian-Turkish détente nothing that Americans should be concerned about: Former US Ambassador to Turkey

By | August 30th, 2016|Categories: Interviews|Tags: , , , , , |

Ross Wilson: ‘It isn’t a sea change in the Turkish-Russian relations’ Ross Wilson, former US Ambassador to Turkey, currently Director of the Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center at the Atlantic Council in Washington, DC summarizes latest developments in the Turkey-US and Turkey-Russia relations. The interview excerpts ran on the Voice of America’s program. Below is [...]

South Ossetia postpones referendum on joining Russia

By | May 27th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Tbilisi, DFWatch – The de facto leadership of South Ossetia issued a statement saying that the referendum on joining Russia would be conducted in 2017, instead of, as previously planned, in August this year at latest. […]

Georgian IDP killed by Abkhaz guards at checkpoint

By | May 21st, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Russian-Abkhazian checkpoint between Khurcha and Nabakevi. (Sputnik) An ethnic Georgian man was fatally wounded by an Abkhaz border officer in an incident that occurred at the Khurcha-Nabakevi checkpoint at the de facto border with Abkhazia, inside the territory under control of Georgian authorities. The video (+18) from a surveillance camera distributed by Rustavi 2 [...]