Tedo Japaridze


Tedo Japaridze is a former national-security adviser and foreign minister of Georgia.

Recent Posts

Georgia's Democracy Test

"Our international partners must demand the conditions required for better governance, while the citizens of Georgia are allowed to opt for the best government."

Democracy in Tbilisi

Saakashvili’s spin isn’t true—Georgia isn’t really a democracy. To recover from the 2008 war, it must adopt liberal reforms and include all Georgians in the political process.

Standoff in Georgia

NATO’s military exercises begin today in Georgia. Meanwhile, President Saakashvili has accused the Russians of planning a coup against his government. This dispute ignores Georgia’s deeper internal problems with democracy.