Monday, May 25, 2009

ANALYSE: Dysfunctional Georgia. By Karl Rahder in Tbilisi for ISN Security Watch (

Georgia festers under political crisis as the opposition seeks the resignation of a stubborn Saakashvili, Karl Rahder reports from Tbilisi for ISN Security Watch

A ride into Tbilisi along the George W Bush highway is more or less what it has been since the 2003 Rose Revolution. Here and there amid the newly painted Soviet housing blocks are signs of investment and change, with new schools and the occasional rakish architecture of a gleaming business center. As long as you avoid a few blocks of Rustaveli Avenue, you might never know that Georgia is embroiled in an ongoing political crisis.

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