How Putin Is Perfecting His Border Plan
From the Kremlin’s pro-Trump meddling in 2016 to its threats to Ukraine, Georgia and other border states, nearly everything has gone its way.
Make Georgia Great Again
Georgia’s presidential election is a referendum on a government that has reversed its predecessor’s gains.
Ethnic Nationalism Gave Georgia Freedom. Now It Needs Civic Nationalism to Survive.
The Caucasus is a complex ethnic and religious patchwork, and only a shared identity can help Georgians push back against Putin.
When Georgians Go Low, Other Georgians Go Lower
A young democracy in the Caucasus has adopted a very aggressive style of campaigning.
Russia Doesn’t Solve Conflicts, It Silences Them
The Kremlin’s involvement in the Middle East has raised Moscow’s profile while letting underlying tensions fester.
An Interview With the President of NATO’s Most Persistent Applicant
In Washington this week, the Georgian president talks Trump, the Atlantic alliance, and Saakashvili.
The Man Without a State
How did Mikheil Saakashvili go from leader of the Rose Revolution to stateless wanderer?
During Whirlwind Week in Washington, VP Pence Comforts East European Allies
What White House infighting?
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.
Georgia’s Former President Reportedly Stripped of Ukrainian Citizenship
What now for Mikheil Saakashvili?
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.
Warriors’ Championship Cheers Hearts in Faraway Georgia
Tbilisi is thrilled Zaza Pachulia and his supporting cast won an NBA title.
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.
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.
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.
Georgians Protest for Independent Media
A court case may have turned free media over to the government.
Georgian Priest Arrested for Alleged Plot to Poison Unnamed Cleric
A story involving a priest, the Patriarch, cyanide, and a trip to Berlin.
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.
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.
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.