Tbilisi Taxi Reform: Will It Work?

In the summer of 2019, Tbilisi City Hall came up with a new initiative...

Global Slowdown & Geopolitical Tensions May Affect Georgia’s Growth Expectations

ISET-PI has updated its forecast of Georgia’s real GDP growth rate for the third and fourth quarters of 2019...

Your Guest Is My Guest, or Why Tourism Is Not a Zero-Sum Game

The share of “transit tourists” (those who continue from Georgia to a neigbor country) in the total is not very high...

Georgian Wine Industry: Implications of a Russian Embargo

Russia has certain economic leverage over Georgia, as last year Georgian exports to Russia accounted...

Never Waste a Good Crisis

Achieving economic independence from Russia will be costly in the short-term...

Trade Deficit Shrinks, as Exports, Tourism & Remittances Show Strong Growth

ISET-PI has updated its forecast of Georgia’s real GDP growth rate for the second quarter of 2019...

Georgia’s Margveashvili: Russia Violates Principles of Int’l Law

Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili has condemned Russia’s actions in Georgia in 90s and 2008...

Ukraine’s Vice PM Visits Occupation Line in Georgia

The Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Accommodation and Refugees...

A Brit & His Georgian Dream

Brit-turned Georgian, Joseph Alexander Smith won a very respectable...

Assessing Russian Power across the Post-Soviet Space, Part III: Kyrgyzstan

Over the past couple of years, Russia and China have become active...

The Customs Conundrum ahead of the Geneva Talks

The closer we get to the date of the Karasin-Abashidze meeting in Prague...

Gov’t to Carry Out New Pension Reform Next Year

The government of Georgia is going to implement a new pension system next year...

Ex-Police Official Sentenced to 4.6 Years in Prison

Former police official and currently lawyer Giorgi Oniani was found guilty on various charges...

Tbilisi - Customs Crossing Point in Akhalgori is Legally and Politically Impossible

Tbilisi says that a customs control point cannot be built between breakaway region South Ossetia...

Irakli Kovzanadze on 2018 State Budget Increase

Chairman of the Budget and Finance Committee, Irakli Kovzanadze, has said that 2018 State Budget...

Trump’s Approval Ratings Hit A Historic Low

With the one-year anniversary of his election victory a few days away, it seems...