Chechnya’s Lost Boys

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


A Walk Down Putin Avenue

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


The Costs of Exile

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


Trouble in Tbilisi

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


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 ...


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.


Azerbaijan Talks Tough as Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict Heats Up

One day after President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan threatened war with neighboring Armenia via Twitter, Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry issued a statement saying that the country ...


Saakashvili Doesn’t Need a Little Help from His Friends

Georgia's ex-president stands accused of abusing his power. His friends in the West should let the law run its course.

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