A Ukrainian soldier patrols at the checkpoint.

The West Must Deter Russia or Accept Defeat

Putin hasn’t set his sights on just Ukraine. Further destabilization of Georgia is next on his agenda.

Georgians rally to demand the liberation of Mikheil Saakashvili.

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Misha?

Former President Mikheil Saakashvili’s hunger strike is a test case for Georgia’s trembling democracy.

Mikheil Saakashvili

Washington’s Forgotten Golden Boy Is Trying for a Comeback in Georgia

Mikheil Saakashvili has forced himself back on the political stage—despite the danger.

Georgian opposition supporters take part in a rally following the arrest of Nika Melia, the leader of the United National Movement, in the town of Rustavi on Feb. 24.

Georgia Holds Fraught Elections Amid a COVID-19 Disaster

Dozens of people are dying a day, and the country’s future may be on the line.

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili takes off his protective facemask before delivering a speech at the Georgian Parliament, in Tbilisi, on Feb. 22.

Georgia Turns Its Back on the West

The ruling Georgian Dream party is taking Tbilisi into Moscow’s orbit while eroding democratic institutions.

People wear rainbow masks at a rally in Tbilisi, Georgia.

The Geopolitical Fault Line Behind the Attack on Tbilisi Pride

LGBT rights are at the center of the struggle over Georgia’s Western leanings.

Georgian opposition supporters wave national flags.

Georgian Democracy Stumbles Onward After Parliament Deal

A six-month stalemate over vote-rigging accusations has been partially, but messily, resolved.

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.

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