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With Obscure Treaties, Moscow Pulls Breakaway Regions Into Its Orbit

Russia has many ways to influence events in countries on its periphery, both subtle and not. In Ukraine, that influence-peddling has taken the form of ...

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The Costs of Exile

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

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Trouble in Tbilisi

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

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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

A conversation with Giorgi Margvelashvili.

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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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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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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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