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.
‘No Political Force in Georgia Can Be Pro-Russian and Win Elections’
A conversation with Ani Chkhikvadze, a Georgian journalist based in Washington.
Georgian Dream Meets Georgia’s Nightmare
The party tried to improve ties with Russia. Then the public intervened.
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.
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.
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.
Our Best Weekend Reads
This week, New Zealand saw its worst-ever terrorist attack, and Boeing aircraft around the world were grounded.
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.
Georgia Rebuffs U.S. Ambassador Pick as Too Pro-Saakashvili
The move surprised U.S. officials, given Georgia’s staunchly pro-American stance.
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.
Make Georgia Great Again
Georgia’s presidential election is a referendum on a government that has reversed its predecessor’s gains.
Ethnic Nationalism Gave Georgia Freedom. Now It Needs Civic Nationalism to Survive.
The Caucasus is a complex ethnic and religious patchwork, and only a shared identity can help Georgians push back against Putin.
When Georgians Go Low, Other Georgians Go Lower
A young democracy in the Caucasus has adopted a very aggressive style of campaigning.
Russia Doesn’t Solve Conflicts, It Silences Them
The Kremlin’s involvement in the Middle East has raised Moscow’s profile while letting underlying tensions fester.
An Interview With the President of NATO’s Most Persistent Applicant
In Washington this week, the Georgian president talks Trump, the Atlantic alliance, and Saakashvili.
The Man Without a State
How did Mikheil Saakashvili go from leader of the Rose Revolution to stateless wanderer?