One Year Later

by Nathan Hamm on 11/23/2004 · 1 comment

Considering the current situation in Ukraine, looking back at Georgia’s Rose Revolution takes on even more significance. EurasiaNet looks at successes and shortcomings since the Rose Revolution.

Civil Georgia takes a look at public opinion in Georgia. People are still hopeful for the future, and most feel the country is headed in the right direction. Not entirely unexpectedly, support for Saakashvili has declined over the past year and there is growing criticism of his leadership style. At the bottom of the article are links to collections of pictures from the nearly one month of protests following the rigged parliamentary elections.

Georgia’s English-language The Messenger reflects the country’s optimism. They note that the new government is delivering on its reform agenda but displaying impartiality and failures to fully stick to the rule of law. However, there is enormous potential for success.


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Nathan is the founder and Principal Analyst for Registan, which he launched in 2003. He was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Uzbekistan 2000-2001 and received his MA in Central Asian Studies from the University of Washington in 2007. Since 2007, he has worked full-time as an analyst, consulting with private and government clients on Central Asian affairs, specializing in how socio-cultural and political factors shape risks and opportunities and how organizations can adjust their strategic and operational plans to account for these variables. More information on Registan's services can be found here, and Nathan can be contacted via Twitter or email.

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