14.12.2020 (Caucasian Journal) The quality of cement… Is it a socially important topic? In Georgia, yes, it is. How safe are the homes built with fake cement? How many buildings may be at risk? Is the regulation of construction sector adequate? What can be done to protect ourselves?
That’s the kind of questions Caucasian Journal will be asking our today’s guest — Mr. Paul RODZIANKO, President of the Georgian Cement Association (GCA) and Chairman & CEO of Kavkaz Cement and of Georgian Building Group (GBG).
Read the Georgian language version here.
Alexander KAFFKA, editor-in-chief of Caucasian Journal: At Caucasian Journal, we do our best to cover issues that matter to people — that is, they have a clear social importance. Today we have a rare opportunity to talk professionally about the construction industry — and the risks that it creates for people. In the developed countries, the quality of cement is a routine technical parameter, which deserves as little media attention as, say, standard rails width. …
03.12.2020 (Caucasian Journal). ახლა უკვე ქართულად! Our interview with chief advisor to the Mayor of Oslo is now available in Georgian language. If you speak Georgian, you are welcome to visit Caucasian Journal’s Georgian version here.
For our readers who have missed the original English publication, we republish it below. It focuses on big city problems. This interview continues our program of interviews with high-level practitioners from Western Europe who share knowledge in areas most relevant to our region.
How quickly an industrial city can transform into a leader in environment protection and clean hi-tech? Which secret city management mechanisms are needed? …
02.11.2020 (Caucasian Journal) On the eve of U.S. presidential election, Caucasian Journal discusses the risk of America’s withdrawing from NATO, verbalized recently by President Trump’s former national security adviser. Though in Georgia it is also the election time, the NATO aspiration is not questioned by any party. But is NATO ready to accept new member?
Our guest today is Lieutenant General (Retired) Ben HODGES, Pershing Chair in Strategic Studies at the Center for European Policy Analysis, Commander of United States Army Europe from 2014 to 2017.
Alexander KAFFKA, editor-in-chief of Caucasian Journal: Dear Ben, welcome to Caucasian Journal, many thanks for attention to our international readership. Obviously, one of our central discussion themes will be NATO-Georgia relationship. But let me start with something else, and even more fundamental: The NATO-USA relationship. President Trump’s former national security adviser John Bolton has more than once expressed his concern over a “very real risk” of the U.S. withdrawing from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, if Donald Trump wins a second term. Can you comment on what seemed unthinkable? …
27.10.2020. Caucasian Journal from time to time presents to our readers articles which focus on issues of a wider international importance. Today under our “GLOBAL FOCUS” Caucasian Journal gives floor to the Israeli diplomats.
The subjects they cover reflect important aspects of Israeli foreign policy: Use of latest “cutting edge” technologies, and adherence to decades-proven “classic” achievements accumulated by humanity. …
14.10.2020 (Caucasian Journal) How is the political situation in South Caucasus — in particular, the Azerbaijani-Armenian conflict — seen from Turkey’s perspective? What are current political priorities of the powerful neigbour?
Caucasian Journal’s guest today is Professor Dr. Hüseyin BAĞCI — President of Turkey’s Foreign Policy Institute and professor at Middle East Technical University in Ankara. Professor Bağci is also Caucasian Journal’s Board member.
Alexander KAFFKA, editor-in-chief of Caucasian Journal: Dear Professor Bağci, thank you for this opportunity to talk about foreign policies in our region, and the position of Turkey, which is of great importance to our countries. First of all, my sincere congratulations you with recent appointment as the head of Foreign Policy Institute (FPI) — Turkey’s oldest and most prestigious think tanks! It a great honour for us to have you in Caucasian Journal’s Board. …
25.09.2020 (Caucasian Journal) How is the investment situation in Georgia assessed from a German business perspective? What types of investment projects seem most promising? What is German Business Association in Georgia, and how can it help?
Today our video discussion is with Mr. Sascha TERNES, Chairman of the German Business Association in Georgia (DWV), who agreed to answer Caucasian Journal’s questions.
This video interview was done in the framework of our new EURICA project.
Watch video interview with Sasha TERNES at: https://youtu.be/BXs3xJz5pyo
25.08.2020 (Caucasian Journal) What is the main focus of World Bank’s activities in the South Caucasus? What type of investment projects are in especial demand in our region? How did Georgia’s COVID response influence the business environment?
Our today’s video discussion with Mr. Sebastian MOLINEUS centers around these questions. Mr. Molineus, World Bank Regional Director for the South Caucasus, is already well known to readers of Caucasian Journal.
Today for the first time we are pleased to offer his interview in a video format.
Watch video interview with Sebastian MOLINEUS below:
16.08.2020 (Caucasian Journal) What factors make Georgia attractive to foreign investors, especially to the Israeli businesspeople? Which industry and agriculture sectors offer the most promising business opportunities?
Mr. Meni BENISH is founder of Israel-Georgian Chamber of Commerce (IGCC), Honorary Consul of Georgia in Israel, and the head of several successful enterprises in Georgia, including the Archi Group.
Last month he gave an interview to us focusing on establishment of IGCC. In his today’s video talk Mr. Benish shares views on business environment in Georgia.
Watch video interview with Meni BENISH below.
03.08.2020 (Caucasian Journal) How do we see Georgia in 10 years, and which investment projects does it welcome? Is Georgia a post-Soviet country? Who are “ideal investors”?
Mr. Giorgi PERTAIA, President of Georgian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), is answering the questions of Caucasian Journal.
With the today’s interview,Caucasian Journal starts to publish video interviews, which is a new format for us. We hope you like it!
Watch video interview with Giorgi PERTAIA below.
27.07.2020 (Caucasian Journal) How is the political and economic situation in Georgia seen from a viewpoint of one of the country’s leading professional lawyers?
Today Caucasian Journal is pleased to present the answers given by Zaza BIBILASHVILI, Senior Partner at BGI Legal, Georgia’s leading independent law firm, and founder of the Chavchavadze Center for European Studies and Civic Education.
Alexander KAFFKA, editor-in-chief of Caucasian Journal: Dear Zaza, thank you for being with us, and for your attention to Caucasian Journal — we are privileged to have you among our Boardmembers. Let me start with what I consider central. You possess a rare — if not ideal — combination of professional and personal qualities, which make you equal to political challenge of any caliber. Recently you left UNM — the party, which you joined in 2013, and where you held a senior position. You said you would not associate with any other political force or take part in the 2020 elections. …