Mike Godwin


About Me

Mike Godwin is a freelance journalist who focuses on defense and security matters in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus, as well as NATO, Russia, and the Black Sea. He is a combat veteran of the United States Army and currently lives in Tbilisi, Georgia where he operates his journalism, analysis, and OSINT brand, MikeReports.



Russian Troops Shoot Georgian Civilian Near “Border”

According to reports from Tbilisi, a patrol of Russian or Russian-backed forces have shot and killed a Georgian civilian near the village of Kirbali in Gori municipality, northern Georgia, approximately 56 miles (90 kilometers) from the capitol of Tbilisi...

Ukraine Opens Temporary Corridors For Merchants Vessels

What's Happening; Ukraine has announced they will establish a corridor for merchant and civilian vessels that have been stuck in its ports since Russia's invasion in February 24, 2022. However, it warned ships that Russia's naval presence still posed a...

Georgia Marks 15th Anniversary Since Its War With Russia With Controversy

What's Happening; Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Gharibashvili commemorated the 15th anniversary of the Russo-Georgian war today by making a visit to the nation's military cemetery outside the capital city of Tbilisi. The visit was accompanied by military attaches of...

France Begins Evacuation Of Civilians From Niger

What’s Happening: Paris has ordered the military to begin evacuation of its citizens, as well as other European Union citizens only days after former President Mohamed Bazoum was overthrown by the nation's military. “France is preparing the evacuation of its citizens...

China And Georgia Enter Into New Strategic Partnership

What’s Happening; The People's Republic of China and Georgia have entered into a strategic partnership following a multi-day visit by Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili, where he met with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Qiang. During the meeting held...

Update (1:30pm EST): Large Protests In Georgia Against Russian Tourists

What’s Happening; Large protests have broken out, including clashes with police in the port city of Batumi, Georgia, against the arrival of a cruise ship carrying Russian tourists. The cruise ship Astoria Grande arrived in Batumi, a large port city in...

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