Comics: A Puppet Show

Now you see him, now you don’t!  But who is he? A dendrophile? A self-proclaimed critic of Friedrich Nietzsche? Or a regular trickster?!

Author Sandro

Sept. 4, 2019, 2:33 p.m.

Did You Pray For the World Today?

A family conversation summed up the almost universal approach to human mistakes that endanger the planet - we tend to brush off what we do not understand. 

Author Irina

Aug. 26, 2019, 2:41 p.m.

Abkhazia - A View from Georgia

These accounts are filled with nostalgia and longing but they also pose questions worth answering..

Author Irina

July 26, 2019, 12:49 p.m.

On The Rise Of Populism

One thing appears certain - from the US to the Philippines, from India to Turkey and everywhere in between, and across much of Europe, the allure of populism seems higher than ever before.

Author ZAhmed

July 10, 2019, 3:11 p.m.

Tensions in Tbilisi: Georgian Youth Sounds Off

I sat down  with a group of young people in Tbilisi  to talk about the protest actions of the last days. As conversations unfolded, three main areas of focus and frustration came to the forefront.

Author Jeff

June 27, 2019, 3:07 p.m.

Now They See Us - Why Tbilisi Is Protesting Again

Imagine that someone who broke into your house and claimed it as his in the past, is invited to sit at the head of your table and toast for your health. That is precisely how many young people felt  a few days ago in Tbilisi, Georgia. Let’s go a bit back in time and see what exactly caused the protest that still goes on.

Author Irina

June 25, 2019, 9:31 a.m.

Gavrilov's Night: What We Can and Can't Agree About

On June 20, Russian deputy Sergey Gavrilov occupied the chairman's seat at the Georgian Parliament, leading the inter-parliamentary Orhtodox assembly. Multi-thousand street protests and demands of resignation followed from Georgian citizens. Let's have a closer look at the events of the past weekend. 

Author Sandro

June 24, 2019, 9:26 a.m.

What do we mean when we say that religion causes conflicts?

What links are there precisely between religion and conflict? How justified is it to declare the causes for conflict as “religious” when most religions preach kindness, peace and coexistence based on love?

Author Megi

June 6, 2019, 1:43 p.m.

A Beast Worth 100 Billion Dollars

The Chinese tech giant Huawei was officially blacklisted by the US on May 15 2019.  Was it because of the company's breach of rules, or to deter the Chinese advance in global economy? 

Author Molfar

June 5, 2019, 3:05 p.m.

To Boycott or Not to Boycott - When Art Gets Political

Roger Waters' plea of boycotting Eurovision in Tel Aviv and the mixed response it received echo the old debate: Should artists stop performing in countries engaged in political tensions or controversies? Or should art be separated from politics altogether?

Author Irina

May 29, 2019, 11:51 a.m.

August 2008: Russo-Georgian War Revisited

Almost 11 years have passed since the Russo-Georgian war of 2008. And yet what Georgians know about it is often fragmented or superficial. Very rarely is this knowledge supported by solid facts.

Author Sandro

May 28, 2019, 9:45 a.m.

The Dilemma of Victory Day

Victory in Europe Day or Victory Day in the USSR? 8th of May or 9th of May?  World War II or The Great Patriotic War? What exactly do we celebrate and why? Should we be celebrating at all? These are just a couple of questions arising every year in May in almost every Post-Soviet country.

Author Sandro

May 9, 2019, 10:11 a.m.

The Musk vs. Zuckerberg Cold War

It all started back in September 2016, when Zuckerberg's $200 million satellite exploded on one of Musk's rockets in a pre-launch test fire accident. The two tech tycoons now have a tested history of disagreement over the potential of artificial intelligence, with Zuckerberg being the optimist and Musk being the prophet of doom.

Author Gio

March 22, 2019, 10:36 a.m.

AI: Who Makes the Human Decision?

Yuval Noah Harari writes that there are 3 main challenges that humanity is facing at this moment: climate change, nuclear war and - last but not least - the human brain becoming prone to hacking with the advancement of Artificial Intelligence. But what exactly are we talking about when we talk about AI?

Author Molfar

March 21, 2019, 1:18 p.m.

The Stakes Of Having a Female President

A woman president and women's rights are not exactly the same.

Author Molfar

March 13, 2019, 3:10 p.m.

US-China Trade War Escalates Again - Huawei Faces Charges

You may have heard about the all-out trade war between China and US, each trying to win the world hegemony according to its own rules of the game. It’s a pure play for power. Recently the American have been trying to get back what they claim is “theirs”. So what is the story now about Huawei?

Author Sandro

Jan. 30, 2019, 9:34 a.m.

The Holy Sins of George Soros

Referred to as “Person of the year” by some and as “Satan” by others, George Soros never ceases to cause admiration and controversy, even nearing 90. What’s the man really about?

Author Sandro

Jan. 18, 2019, 4:01 p.m.

The “Parisian Euromaidan” - What is the Kremlin’s Role in the “Yellow Vest” Protests?

Kremlin denies the allegations and accuses Western media of spreading fake news. What are the real reasons behind the "Yellow Vest" protests in Paris?

Author Sandro

Dec. 18, 2018, 1:21 p.m.

Unprotected Human Rights - Universal Declaration Turned 70

Despite all the efforts, a country where human rights are not violated still does not exist. 

Author Sandro

Dec. 12, 2018, 2:06 p.m.

ადამიანის ვერდაცული უფლებები - 70 წელი საყოველთაო დეკლარაციის მიღებიდან

საყოველთაო დეკლარაციისა და მრავალი სხვა საერთაშორისო საბუთის მიღების მიუხედავად, მსოფლიოში, ფაქტობრივად, არ არსებობს ქვეყანა, სადაც ადამიანის უფლებები არ ირღვევა. ამ მხრივ გამონაკლისი არც საქართველოა.

Author Sandro

Dec. 12, 2018, 11:50 a.m.

Bertolucci dead at 77 - RIP or Be Condemned?

The famous Italian filmmaker has died yesterday. Between world-acclaimed artistic success and an alleged non-consensual rape scene, many are startled as to what reaction they should have. Here’s a short overview of the topic - from different angles, of course.

Author Kobi

Nov. 27, 2018, 11:56 a.m.

Pope Francis Accused of Covering Sexual Abuse Cases

Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano accused Pope Francis of ignoring sexual abuse and paedophilia claims against the archbishop of Washington and of participating past cover-up. Will this turn into an earthquake in the catholic world?

Author Sandro

Aug. 27, 2018, 1:47 p.m.

Turkey in Search of New Allies

Will recent events change the foreign policy of Erdogan's government? 

Author Sandro

Aug. 21, 2018, 8:04 a.m.