Zaza Shatirishvili

The Three Amigos and Dr. Doom can’t run Georgia’s foreign policy

By | July 13th, 2022|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , , , |

Democracy is about transparency, and it is essential every now and then to call a spade a spade and say in public what is being discussed in private. That is especially the case when national interests are at stake. When three Georgian Dream MPs (Honourable Khundadze, Subari, Kavelashvili), turned recently and instantly into independent legislators, bonded [...]

Do we have an opposition in today’s parliament?

By | October 31st, 2012|Categories: Opinion|Tags: |

If we look at the current parliament through the eyes of an outside observer, then the question in the headline will become completely rhetorical. An outside observer will say that in the current parliament, there is Georgian Dream as majority, and the minority is […]

Georgia needs the U.S. to send Saakashvili a message

By | June 1st, 2012|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , |

What does the U.S. expect from Georgia and what does Georgia expect from the U.S.? The U.S. has repeatedly declared Georgia a beacon for democracy and the most westernized country in the region, which accordingly can be called ‘partly democratic’, writes Zaza […]

Saakashvili’s victory is his own defeat

By | February 16th, 2012|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , |

In official or semi-official conversations, president Saakashvili’s supporters often remark that Saakashvili should somehow stay in power to finish the reforms he started, because otherwise the country’s direction will be reversed and it will head back into the past, […]