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The Next Iranian Revolution

With an end to sanctions in sight, one of the world’s richest oil and gas prizes is about to open up. That makes some nervous, but has oil majors and energy-hungry countries rubbing their hands in anticipation.

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#ElectricYerevan Protesters Give Cops the Finger Amid Showdown Over Rate Hike

Despite a violent crackdown by police in the Armenian capital of Yerevan, protests over energy prices continue to grow.

Argument

How Azerbaijan and Its Lobbyists Spin Congress

The Aliyev regime is selling itself in Washington as friendly and progressive. Is your Congressman buying it?

Putinology

Chechnya’s Lost Boys

Why young Muslims from Russia’s war-torn republic are succumbing to the lure of the Islamic State.

Putinology

A Walk Down Putin Avenue

The latest terrorist attack in Chechnya shows that the war goes on.

Putinology

The Costs of Exile

Leaders in countries of the former USSR are increasingly driving their best and brightest into emigration. No one wins.

Argument

Trouble in Tbilisi

Georgia’s government is falling apart and its most beloved, pro-Western politician is going with it.

Putinology

The Complicated Life of Georgia’s Philosopher President

A conversation with Giorgi Margvelashvili.

The Cable

Exclusive: Georgia Offers to Host Training Camp for Syrian Rebels

This post has been updated. In a potential boost for the Obama administration, the former Soviet republic of Georgia has offered to host a training ...

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You Can’t Go Home Again

Georgians from the would-be state of Abkhazia have spent decades trying to rebuild their lives after conflict forced them from their homes. But today, the wounds of war still feel fresh.

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