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Ukrainian soldiers on the front line in Donetsk.

Ukraine Needs a Clear Path to NATO Membership

Russia’s recent aggression along its border shows why Kyiv needs decisive action from the alliance.

Supporters of the Georgian opposition party United National Movement are seen in the party's headquarters as the police raided the building in Tbilisi on Feb. 23.

Arrest of Georgia’s Opposition Leader Prompts Call for Sanctions

A police raid on the opposition headquarters is a watershed moment for the region’s only democracy.

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden rallies with Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate Jon Ossoff

Biden’s Big Day: Senate Control And Support From Pence and McConnell

In response, pro-Trump protesters storm the Capitol, forcing Congress into recess.

Representative Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) stands with dozens of people calling for stopping the vote count in Pennsylvania due to unfounded charges of fraud on the steps of the State Capitol on Nov. 5 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

America’s Democracy Demotion

Pro-democracy groups and foreign governments should be calling out Donald Trump’s attack on the country’s core democratic institutions. They aren’t.

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.

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