Georgia

A woman demonstrating for peace in Tbilisi, Georgia.

12 Years After Russian Invasion, Georgia Sees No End in Sight

But far from being intimidated, Georgia’s envoy to the United States says Russia’s intervention has only redoubled the country’s desire to join NATO and the European Union.

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives for a meeting with US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Osaka on June 28, 2019.

U.S. Sees Russian Push to Consolidate Foothold in Georgia 

Russian-backed authorities in Georgia’s separatist regions are continuing to harden border crossings, limiting access for the United States and aid organizations.

Georgian soldiers wearing protective masks stop a car at a checkpoint in Tbilisi on April 1, 2020 amid concerns over the spread of the coronavirus.

Ex-Soviet Bioweapons Labs Are Fighting COVID-19. Moscow Doesn’t Like It.

One of the greatest achievements of U.S. foreign policy has been targeted by a vicious disinformation campaign.

Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili is greeted by his supporters after his arriving in Kyiv's Boryspil Airport on May 29, 2019.

I Abolished and Rebuilt the Police. The United States Can Do the Same.

The former president of Georgia explains how to restore public trust and beat corruption.

Then-Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili (right) approaches to shake hands with the then-chairman of Georgia's TBC Holding Mamuka Khazaradze during a press conference.

Is Georgia Ready for a Trump of Its Own?

Voters are fed up with their country’s rigid two-party political system—but that same system may block the rise of outsiders.

Police fire a water cannon against Georgian protesters

A Flickering Beacon of Democracy in Russia’s Backyard

Georgians fear that billionaire leader Bidzina Ivanishvili and his Georgian Dream party are tightening their grip on power.

Protesters waive the Georgian and American flags during a motorcade rally in Tbilisi, Georgia, on June 24.

‘No Political Force in Georgia Can Be Pro-Russian and Win Elections’

A conversation with Ani Chkhikvadze, a Georgian journalist based in Washington.

Protesters hold signs Georgian flags during a rally in front of the parliament building in Tbilisi on June 21.

Georgian Dream Meets Georgia’s Nightmare

The party tried to improve ties with Russia. Then the public intervened.

A protester wearing a red eye patch attends a rally in front of the Georgian Parliament building in Tbilisi on June 21.

In Georgia’s Parliament, One Russian Too Many

Following violent unrest, the speaker of the Georgian Parliament steps down after a Russian lawmaker sat in his chair.

Asylum Seeker Rahaf al-Qanun smiles as she is introduced to the media at Toronto Pearson International Airport on Jan. 12, alongside Canadian minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland.

When Home Is a Prison, More Saudi Women Are Choosing to Flee

The latest refugees from the kingdom fled to Tbilisi, Georgia, and spoke to Foreign Policy before seeking asylum in the West.

Finnish F-18 Hornet planes at Rovaniemi airport during a joint exercise between the Finnish and the Swedish air forces over the Arctic Circle on March 25, 2019.

Scandinavia Won’t Be Russia’s Next Target

Mikheil Saakashvili’s country was a victim of Putin’s aggression. Finland and Sweden won’t be.

Young men pay their respects to the victims of the mosque attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand on March 16. (Tessa Burrows/AFP/Getty Images)

Our Best Weekend Reads

This week, New Zealand saw its worst-ever terrorist attack, and Boeing aircraft around the world were grounded.

A Ukrainian soldier stands guard

Russia’s Next Land Grab Won’t Be in an Ex-Soviet State. It Will Be in Europe.

First he came for Georgia, then for Ukraine. Vladimir Putin’s next target is likely to be a non-NATO nation in the EU.

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, left, and then-Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili attend a welcoming ceremony at the airport in Tbilisi, Georgia, on July 31, 2017. (Vano Shlamov/AFP/Getty Images)

Georgia Rebuffs U.S. Ambassador Pick as Too Pro-Saakashvili

The move surprised U.S. officials, given Georgia’s staunchly pro-American stance.

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.

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