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Russian Navy Commander in Chief Adm. Vladimir Korolyov, President Vladimir Putin, and Defense Minister Gen. Sergei Shoigu examine a globe in St. Petersburg on July 30, 2017. (Alexey Nikolsky/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili poses in front of the Erasmus Bridge in Rotterdam, Netherlands, on Feb. 14. (Rob Engelaar/AFP/Getty Images)

Make Georgia Great Again

Georgia’s presidential election is a referendum on a government that has reversed its predecessor’s gains.

A convoy of Russian troops makes its way through the mountains in the village of Dzhaba on August 9, 2008 as Georgian troops battled with Russian forces over breakaway provinces.

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.

A man leaves a voting booth at a polling station during parliamentary elections in Tbilisi, Georgia, on Oct. 8, 2016. (Vano Shlamov/AFP/Getty Images)

When Georgians Go Low, Other Georgians Go Lower

A young democracy in the Caucasus has adopted a very aggressive style of campaigning.

Members of the Russian military police hand out food aid to Syrians arriving in a convoy carrying displaced people in Idlib province, on June 1, 2018, with a banner on a Russian military vehicle seen in the background showing the portraits of Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad , and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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.

Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili gestures as he is welcomed at the European Union in Brussels on March 8. (Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

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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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