Mikheil Saakashvili Commentary

Misha's World

While Georgia is accused of harboring members of al-Qaeda and suffers through an economic crisis, Mikheil Saakashvili is planning a New Year’s Eve Party.

DIY Defense

Instead of relying on America to protect them from Russia, Eastern Europeans should build their own military capabilities.

Sunshine Democrats

America says democracy is great. Why aren’t we promoting it in Georgia and Afghanistan?

What Biden Should Have Said

The United States needs to be clear with Georgia that it is responsible for its behavior. Tbilisi must clean up its own messes.

Our Tin-Pot Autocrat

A year later, too many still refuse to accept that Mikheil Saakashvili behaved recklessly in his conflict with Russia.

The False Hegemon

Foreigners think our government controls every event in global politics. This could sabotage Obama’s attempts to “reset” our foreign policy.

NATO Gains Weight

The alliance is trying to add new members from Ukraine to Georgia. But these countries won’t bolster America’s security. Instead, they have political baggage that will weaken it.

Support Georgia, Not Saakashvili

Mikheil Saakashvili suppresses democracy, curbs free speech, and blasts his opponents as radical and unpatriotic. Why is he the media darling of the West?

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.

Tbilisi's Illusion

Mikheil Saakashvili’s regime, faced with growing opposition, is becoming increasingly undemocratic—and the West should pay attention.

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April 16, 2014