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The Costs of Exile

These days, the authorities in post-Soviet countries are making a habit of persecuting their opponents in order to maintain social control. In many cases, the ...

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Trouble in Tbilisi

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili's decision to sack the country's minister of defense, Irakli Alasania, has rattled the fragile Georgian Dream political coalition of six ...

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Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, October 20, 2014

To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Anna Nemtsova interviews Georgian President Giorgi Marvelashvili about his feud ...

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The Complicated Life of Georgia’s Philosopher President

The president of Georgia has the soft but persuasive voice of an academic. After almost a year in office, Giorgi Margvelashvili, a former university rector ...

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You Can’t Go Home Again

TBILISI, Georgia — In an apartment near the city of Zugdidi, in western Georgia, middle-aged Salome* sits with her grown children and relatives talking about ...

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Saakashvili Doesn’t Need a Little Help from His Friends

Sen. John McCain and others in Washington are attempting to bully an ally. In late July, the Georgian government announced that it is seeking to ...

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Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, July 7, 2014

To catch Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Christian Caryl reflects on the complicated legacy of the genocide in Rwanda. ...

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Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, June 30, 2014

To catch Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Maldivian political activist Mohamed Nasheed reflects on his experiences as a pro-democracy ...

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Is Europe Ready to Commit?

Note: This article is an abridged version the Legatum Institute's longer case study, "Revolutionary Tactics: Insights from Police and Justice Reform in Georgia." On June ...

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Learning from Crimea

On May 28, as Western policymakers and pundits lauded Petro Poroshenko's decisive triumph in Ukraine's presidential election, thousands of demonstrators poured into the streets of ...

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