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Georgia’s ‘Pro-Western’ Opposition Party Splits, Georgia’s Pro-Western Ideology Won’t

It's a new day for Georgian politics, but not for its international orientation.

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McCain Doubles Down on Russia Position, ISIS Claims Credit for Istanbul Attack: The Weekend Behind, the Week Ahead

On Eastern Europe, some senators signal they're standing their ground. Plus more to watch in the coming days.

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Georgia and Ukraine Come Closer to ‘European Family’ With Visa-Free EU Travel

For Georgia and Ukraine, it's not just about freer movement. It's also about being freer societies.

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Young Liberals of the Former Eastern Bloc on Trump: ‘We’ve Been There, Done That’

Many young liberals in the United States are calling Trump's election the rise of authoritarianism. But what do their counterparts in the former Eastern Bloc have to say?

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Saakashvili Steps Down

Saakashvili's adventure in Odessa comes crashing to an end.

Argument

Another Country Gets Tired of Hope and Change

Voters in Georgia have had enough of turbulent politics. Their upcoming election is marked by apathy — and maybe that’s OK?

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Tbilisi Says Fight Will Go On After Slaying of Georgian ISIS Commander

BATUMI, GEORGIA -- Hours after the Islamic State confirmed the death of Georgian-born Abu Omar al-Shishani -- one of the group’s most ruthless and influential battlefield commanders -- the top defense official from his country of birth hailed his killing as an important but perhaps fleeting victory in the global fight against the terrorist outfit.

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Israel Just Evacuated 19 Jews From Yemen. It’s Not the First Time.

Israel has rescued tens of thousands of Jews from conflicts around the world.

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Shooting of Opposition Leader Roils Georgia Ahead of Contentious Election

The shooting of Aleksi Petriashvili, a former minister, introduces a dangerous new element to Tbilisi's overheated politics.

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