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Koba Turmanidze

How Many Tetri Are in a Lari? The Importance of Municipal Statistics for Good Governance

The government of Georgia has committed itself to collecting and publishing policy-relevant...

Georgia: Presidential Vote to Usher in New Political Era

Strong personalities have long defined Georgian politics. But on October 27, voters...

Georgia’s Presidential Race Resembles Candidate-Carnival

After nearly a decade in office in Georgia, the once-all-powerful President Mikheil...

Georgia: Anti-LGBT Rampage Exposes Frustrations with the West

Georgia may be touted as the most pro-Western country in the South...

Georgia: Tbilisi Eager to Reap Diaspora Dollars

Always on the lookout for economic opportunity, officials in Georgia are trying...

Georgia: Pooped by Protests?

In the first decade-plus following the Soviet Union’s collapse, Georgians showed themselves...

Georgia: Tbilisi Introduces Civil Defense Class for Students

When news first surfaced that Georgia would introduce a new civil defense...

Tbilisi Mayor’s Race Boosting Saakashvili’s Governing Party

There is a crowded field for Tbilisi’s mayoral election, which will be...

Georgia: Opposition Ready for Dialogue -- On Its Terms

After seven days of protests for the resignation of Georgian President Mikheil...

Georgia: Ex-PM Plans Party for "Fresh" Leaders

Former Georgian Prime Minister Zurab Noghaideli -- a figure better known for...

Georgia: Experts Believe There's Blood in the Water in Tbilisi

The list of former lieutenants who are rising to challenge President Mikheil...

Georgia: Geneva Talks Show Moscow and Tbilisi Still Far Apart

European diplomats are downplaying the failure of October 15 peace talks between...