Georgia

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The Man Without a State

How did Mikheil Saakashvili go from leader of the Rose Revolution to stateless wanderer?

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You’re Not Getting Rid of Saakashvili That Easily

The ex-president of Georgia, stripped of both Georgian and Ukrainian citizenship, is sitting in a relative’s apartment in the Bronx, plotting his next move.

Russian President Vladimir Putin adjusts his jacket before a meeting with the leader of Georgia's breakaway province of South Ossetia at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, on March 31, 2016.  / AFP / POOL / MAXIM SHEMETOV        (Photo credit should read MAXIM SHEMETOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Before Trump Meeting, Russia Quietly Gobbled Up a Tiny Chunk of Georgia

Moscow’s meddling isn’t limited to eastern Ukraine or U.S. elections — it’s still encroaching on another former Soviet republic.

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Warriors’ Championship Cheers Hearts in Faraway Georgia

Tbilisi is thrilled Zaza Pachulia and his supporting cast won an NBA title.

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For a Russia-Friendly Town, Eastern Europeans Love Trump’s Washington

The Trump administration offered a bear hug to Moscow. But the countries that should have scared the most are thrilled with Trump so far.

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Russia’s Foreign Minister Announces Visit to Open Embassy in Abkhazia

Sergei Lavrov’s announcement comes on the anniversary of a mass protest against Soviet influence in Georgia.

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An Occupied Region’s Referendum Brings Georgia New Iteration of Old Challenges

Georgia sees South Ossetia’s name change as increasing the threat of Russian annexation.

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Georgians Protest for Independent Media

A court case may have turned free media over to the government.

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Georgian Priest Arrested for Alleged Plot to Poison Unnamed Cleric

A story involving a priest, the Patriarch, cyanide, and a trip to Berlin.

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A Banner Day for Leaving — and Coming Closer to — the European Union

Georgians move closer to the EU on the same day as Britain details plans to leave it.

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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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