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Wess Mitchell: Georgia Will Become a NATO Member

“The United States supports Georgia steadfastly in its path to NATO and the European Union,” Wess Mitchell, the Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, who is on the first visit to Georgia as part of his diplomatic tour in Europe, said at the NATO-Georgia Public Diplomacy Forum …

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Georgia in U.S. Human Trafficking Report

Tier 1 (Green); Tier 2 (Yellow); Tier 2 Watch List (Orange); Tier 4 (Red). Photo: 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report Georgia is a source, transit and destination country for sex trafficking and forced labor with the Government of Georgia demonstrating serious and sustained anti-trafficking efforts, according to the U.S. Department of State’s …

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Government Hires Rasky Partners for U.S. Lobbying

Government Building, Tbilisi, 2017. Photo: Eana Korbezashvili/Civil.ge The Government of Georgia has hired the Rasky Baerlein Strategic Communications (Rasky Partners from February 2017), an influential Boston-based public relations and public affairs firm, to lobby for its interests before the Congress and the U.S. administration. Under the four-month contract, the Government is paying …

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U.S. State Department Delegation Holds Meetings in Georgia

Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili met with the U.S. delegation led by Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Bridget Brink on May 24. Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze and Prime Minister’s Foreign Adviser, Tedo Japaridze also attended the meeting. The sides discussed a wide range of issues, …

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Mattis: U.S. ‘Ready’ to Assist Georgian Defense Reforms

“I respect your nation’s steadfast commitment to our shared democratic values and I am humbled by the tremendous sacrifices Georgia has made with us on the battlefields of Afghanistan,” Unites States Defense Secretary James Mattis wrote in his letter addressed to Georgian Defense Minister Levan Izoria. “Your country’s contributions in …

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Trump: Georgia, U.S. ‘Share Common Values’

President Donald Trump sent a congratulatory note to President Giorgi Margvelashvili over the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Georgia and the United States. “I extend to you and the Georgian people my warmest wishes and sincere appreciation for our longstanding friendship and cooperation,” the letter reads. “In the first …

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Name the culprit!

 US is Targeted by the Russian Active Measures Russia is trying to influence the outcome of the American presidential election, but also to damage its very legitimacy in the eyes of the voters. The US is right to respond by naming the culprit. American politicians and political organizations are being …

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Yes, he may

Trump’s election can change the world a heartbeat Early summer 1914 was tranquil, with international instability of the previous several years seemingly wearing down. When people opened newspapers and read that Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria had been murdered in Sarajevo on 28 June, few granted exceptional significance to that …

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