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Protesters hold Georgian flags as people gather outside Tbilisi's city court to support Georgia's jailed opposition leader and ex-president, Mikheil Saakashvili.
Protesters hold Georgian flags as people gather outside Tbilisi's city court to support Georgia's jailed opposition leader and ex-president, Mikheil Saakashvili.

Congress Calls on Georgia to Release Political Prisoners

The request comes just a month after the pro-Russian government turned hoses and nightsticks on pro-Europe demonstrators.

Georgian opposition supporters rally calling for the government to follow a pro-Western path, outside the parliament in Tbilisi on March 9.
Georgian opposition supporters rally calling for the government to follow a pro-Western path, outside the parliament in Tbilisi on March 9.

Georgia’s Protesters Won the Battle but Not the War

The government backed down, much to Russia’s chagrin, but it could reintroduce a reviled law.

Protesters raise a European Union flag as they are sprayed by a water cannon during clashes with police near the Georgian parliament building in Tbilisi on March 7.
Protesters raise a European Union flag as they are sprayed by a water cannon during clashes with police near the Georgian parliament building in Tbilisi on March 7.

Russia Is Furious at Georgia’s Protesters

Moscow issues ominous threats as Georgians fight for their imperiled democracy.

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi meets with the president of the Armenian parliament, Alen Simonyan, at the National Assembly in Yerevan, Armenia, on Sept. 18.
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi meets with the president of the Armenian parliament, Alen Simonyan, at the National Assembly in Yerevan, Armenia, on Sept. 18.

The Thaw on Russia’s Periphery Has Already Started

All around a war-weakened Russia, there is a giant geopolitical sucking sound.

A woman waves the European Union and Georgian flags.
A woman waves the European Union and Georgian flags.

Georgia’s Ruling Party Is Tanking Its Own NATO Bid

Accusing the U.S. ambassador of blackmail is just the start.

A man holds a European Union flag.
A man holds a European Union flag.

How Georgia Stumbled on the Road to Europe

The European Union has a serious test ahead in keeping Tbilisi on track.

Von der Leyen and Zelensky in Kyiv
Von der Leyen and Zelensky in Kyiv

EU Mulls Putting Ukraine on Track for Membership

Official candidacy for the bloc is unlikely, but even a lesser accession status would send a powerful signal.

Honor guards carry the coffin of Rustam Zarifulin, a Kyrgyz soldier who died fighting for Russia in Ukraine, in Kara-Balta, Kyrgyzstan, on March 27.
Honor guards carry the coffin of Rustam Zarifulin, a Kyrgyz soldier who died fighting for Russia in Ukraine, in Kara-Balta, Kyrgyzstan, on March 27.

Restive Caucasus Sees Signs of Discontent with Putin’s War

But with power increasingly centralized in the Kremlin, don’t look for Moscow’s empire to fracture anytime soon.

Demonstrators hold placards during a rally in support of Ukraine in Almaty, Kazakhstan on March 6.
Demonstrators hold placards during a rally in support of Ukraine in Almaty, Kazakhstan on March 6.

Former Soviet States Are Distancing Themselves From Their Old Imperial Master

The war in Ukraine is prompting countries from Kazakhstan to Moldova to reexamine their colonial past and seek diplomatic allies beyond the Kremlin.

Georgian President Salome Zourabichvili
Georgian President Salome Zourabichvili

Georgia Threatens to Sue Its Own President Over Her Support for Ukraine

Georgia’s ruling party, if not its populace, wants to appease the Kremlin. Georgia’s president does not.

Russian President Vladimir Putin is pictured at a meeting in Novo-Ogarevo, Russia on Aug. 7, 2007.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is pictured at a meeting in Novo-Ogarevo, Russia on Aug. 7, 2007.

When Recognition Is Reckless

Russia is not the only country irresponsibly offering diplomatic stamps of approval.

Russian army trucks are pictured on a riverbank in Nar, near the border between Russia and Georgia, on Aug. 15, 2008.
Russian army trucks are pictured on a riverbank in Nar, near the border between Russia and Georgia, on Aug. 15, 2008.

Russia Is Reenacting Its Georgia Playbook in Ukraine

False claims of military withdrawal followed by recognition of breakaway regions is a tried and tested Kremlin strategy.

A Ukrainian soldier patrols at the checkpoint.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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.

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