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.
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.
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.
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.
When Recognition Is Reckless
Russia is not the only country irresponsibly offering diplomatic stamps of approval.
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.
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.
How Do You Solve a Problem Like Misha?
Former President Mikheil Saakashvili’s hunger strike is a test case for Georgia’s trembling democracy.
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.
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.
Georgia Turns Its Back on the West
The ruling Georgian Dream party is taking Tbilisi into Moscow’s orbit while eroding democratic institutions.
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 Democracy Stumbles Onward After Parliament Deal
A six-month stalemate over vote-rigging accusations has been partially, but messily, resolved.
Ukraine Needs a Clear Path to NATO Membership
Russia’s recent aggression along its border shows why Kyiv needs decisive action from the alliance.
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.
Biden’s Big Day: Senate Control And Support From Pence and McConnell
In response, pro-Trump protesters storm the Capitol, forcing Congress into recess.
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.
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.
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.