Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Mikheil Saakashvili”

Saakashvili’s Desperate Quest for Rehabilitation

Revisiting the facts of Saakashvili’s tenure just confirms his reputation for recklessness and abuse of power.

Posted September 19th, 2014

Saakashvili’s Fan Club vs. the Rule of Law (II)

Lincoln Mitchell takes Saakashvili’s Western fans to task: Saakashvili said all the …

Posted August 7th, 2014

Dictating How Other Nations Should Be Governed

Jackson Diehl complains that the Georgian government is holding abusive former officials …

Posted August 4th, 2014

Saakashvili’s Fan Club vs. the Rule of Law

Mark Adomanis comments on the charges filed by Georgian prosecutors against the …

Posted July 29th, 2014

Neoconservatism and Democracy Promotion

Noah Millman continues the discussion about neoconservatism. He makes many very good …

Posted April 10th, 2014

More Shameless Hawkish Revisionism

Peggy Noonan offers up some shameless revisionism: Mr. Putin doesn’t move because …

Posted March 13th, 2014

Georgia Could Do Without This Kind of “Help”

Melik Kaylan’s reaction to Saakashvili’s departure from office wins the prize for …

Posted November 4th, 2013

The Wall Street Journal: Still Cheerleading for Saakashvili

The Wall Street Journal‘s European edition does its best to whitewash Saakashvili’s …

Posted November 1st, 2013

The Economist and Saakashvili’s “Legacy”

The Economist‘s report on the end of Saakashvili’s tenure is typical in …

Posted October 31st, 2013

Bush and Saakashvili: A Case Study in What Not to Do

Thomas de Waal reviews Saakashvili’s presidency in Foreign Affairs. He recounts how …

Posted October 30th, 2013

Georgia and the “Freedom Agenda”

Max Seddon has written an interesting summary of Mikheil Saakashvili’s tenure as …

Posted October 29th, 2013

Georgia Shouldn’t (and Won’t) Be in NATO

Michael Cecire’s case for Georgian membership in NATO goes off the rails …

Posted August 19th, 2013

The Dangers of Personalizing Foreign Policy

Nikolas Gvosdev discusses possible changes in U.S.-Venezuela relations in the wake of …

Posted March 8th, 2013

Misrepresenting Georgian Dream and Panicking Over Normal Russian Influence

Mark Adomanis does a good job refuting the string of nonsensical claims …

Posted October 13th, 2012

An Enduring Cold War Mentality

Mark Adomanis makes a good observation in his response to Seth Mandel’s …

Posted October 11th, 2012

Nothing Is More Dispiriting for Some Democratists Than a Free and Fair Election

Max Boot believes the election result in Georgia is “dispiriting” for democracy …

Posted October 10th, 2012

Georgian Dream’s Success Is Not a Victory for Moscow (II)

Paul Goble explains the reasons for Saakashvili’s defeat on Monday and Georgian …

Posted October 4th, 2012