Measures of Freedom
Georgia | Freedom House
, Freedom in the World 2016
2016: Status: Partly Free, Aggregate Score: 64, Political Rights: 3, Civil Liberties: 3
Rule of law conditions in Georgia showed signs of improvement in 2015, with a landmark Constitutional Court decision in September against the power of prosecutors to extend pretrial detentions past the constitutionally mandated nine-month limit. However, a number of other developments called into question the strength of the country's democratic institutions.
Human Freedom Index
[PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2016
2014: 7.82, Rank: 43, Personal Freedom: 7.67, Economic Freedom: 7.98, Democracy Index: 5.81
Level of Economic Freedom
, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 7.98, Rank: 5
I Resign From the Mont Pelerin Society
, by Paul Craig Roberts
, 21 Aug 2008
Explains Roberts' rationale for resigning from the Mont Pelerin Society (MPS)
South Ossetia has been autonomous since the early 1990s from which date Russian and Georgian peacekeepers have been [there]. The US puppet president of Georgia attacked S. Ossetian civilians with his American and Israeli trained and equipped army, killing about 2,000 and driving 30,000 into Russia, and the Georgian peacekeepers turned their weapons upon the Russian peacekeepers. The American puppet, installed by the neocon National Endowment for Democracy, committed this war crime ... to ethnically cleanse S. Ossetia of Russians and to end the separatist movement in order to smooth Georgia's entrance into NATO.
It Came From Washington: A Criminally Insane Government
, by Paul Craig Roberts
, 1 Jul 2012
Examines U.S. government adversarial actions towards Russia and China through NATO, in the Middle East and in the Pacific
The process of surrounding Russia with military bases continued unabated ... with various 'color revolutions' ... Washington even attempted to install a Washington-controlled government in Ukraine and did succeed in this effort in former Soviet Georgia, the birthplace of Joseph Stalin. The President of Georgia, a country located between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea, is a Washington puppet. Recently, he announced that former Soviet Georgia is on schedule to become a NATO member in 2014. ... What is the purpose of Georgia being a NATO member except to give Washington a military base on the Russian underbelly?
The Libertarian Student Movement
, by Caleb Brown, Wolf von Laer, Aaron Ross Powell, Free Thoughts
, 17 Feb 2017
Interview with Wolf von Laer, CEO of Students for Liberty, to discuss the status of the liberty movement on college campuses
Georgia, the country, is also very strong. And I was blown away by that when I read a report. So each time, when they organize something, they write an after-action report. And they wrote 15 pages. They had 500 people there for a one-day event. They have been on a campus tour before to tell other people about it. They have been on television before this talking about the event. They had Subway there, Coca-Cola, all kinds of corporate sponsors there. And they raised all their own money for this event ...
War in Georgia Shows U.S. Foreign Policy Is a Bust
, by Sheldon Richman
, 15 Aug 2008
Examines how NATO and the U.S. implicitly encouraged the Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili to suppress secessionists in South Ossetia
Georgia has been angling for membership in NATO for years. President Mikheil Saakashvili's Russian policy was nothing short of a pro-American in-your-face policy strategy. The Bush administration encouraged it by training and equipping the Georgian military. All of this stirred Russian suspicions about U.S. objectives in its "backyard." In return, Georgia sent troops to assist in America's misguided mission in Iraq ... The immediate cause of the recent clash was Georgia's violent move to put down separatist activity in South Ossetia, one of two break-away areas with sympathies toward Russia.