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“Freedom of the press, freedom of association, the inviolability of domicile, and all the rest of the rights of man are respected so long as no one tries to use them against the privileged class. On the day they are launched against the privileged they are overthrown.” (Prince Peter Kropotkin) Different aspects of freedom are… » read more

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The results of the Global Peace Index for 2009 suggest that the world has become slightly less peaceful in the past year, which appears to reflect the intensification of violent conflict in some countries and the effects of both the rapidly rising food and fuel prices early in 2008 and the dramatic global economic downturn… » read more

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Demonstrations against President Mikhail Saakashvili continued fifth day on April 13th in Georgia. Consolidated opposition demands president’s resignation, early presidential and parliamentary elections being held in the spring 2009. So far the participation to protests is not enough to implement Rose Revolution II but two new regional questions have potential to develop conflicts and change… » read more

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Today (2nd Dec. 2008) the Foreign Ministers of Nato have decided during their “transatlantic dinner” that Ukraine and Georgia will not get the NATO Membership Action Plan (MAP). US, Poland and Baltic States were supporting MAP for both states however “the old” continental Europe was against. The background is of course recent conflict in Georgia,… » read more

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Powergame in EU-Russia summit

EU summit meeting on 14th Nov. 2008 with Russia in France is designed to reopen talks on a pact of cooperation after the crisis in relations caused by the Georgia conflict on August 2008. Before meeting hard words have been changed over Kaliningrad missiles, Nato radars and EU/OSCE monitors in Georgia. However the core question… » read more

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Europe’s leading human rights and security body, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, accused the Georgian government of committing likely war crimes in the Georgian rebel region of South Ossetia, Der Spiegel said in a report published on Monday 1st September 2008. The Vienna-based OSCE massively criticized Georgia’s western- backed leadership for its […]

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Georgian konfliktin jälkimainingeissa seuraavassa muutama teesi kontekstin täydennykseksi. Ensinnäkin onko Kosovon itsenäisyyden tunnustus esimerkkinä muille separatistihankkeille? Vaikka länsivallat kuinka vannoisivat ratkaisun ainutlaatuisutta ei illä ole merkitystä kun separistit itse pitävät sitä rohkaisevana esimerkkinä. Toisekseen nyt on turha Georgia tilanteessa itkeä kv oikeuksien perään kun ne Kosovon kohdalla jo kertaalleen rikottiin. Kolmanneksi […]

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Federation Council, the upper chamber of the Russian parliament, is backing independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia – Georgia’s two rebel provinces. The vote came after a brief war between Russia and Georgia following Georgia’s assault on the South Ossetian capital of Tskhinvali Aug. 7. Both countries won de-facto independence in the 1990s after wars […]

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Out from confrontation

Caucasus suffers about US Cowboy policy
Georgia is one again failed example about US Foreign policy which aims to create classical “banana republic” to Eastern Europe where US controls crucial foreign and/or domestic policies of another nation through ties with its military and intelligence institutions. EU’s military, political, and corporate elites have already increasingly become dependents […]

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Bearing in mind the risks for Poland’s allies in the Caucasus, Georgia above all, Warsaw’s recognition of the Kosovo Albanians’ secession was described as an irresponsible move by Nobel Peace laureate and former Polish president, Lech Walesa. “Recognizing Kosovo will bring nothing but trouble. No one can be denied the right to self-determination, but only […]

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