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Liz Fuller

Russia: Struggle Under Way for Control of Strategic Russian Port

For the past several years, the volume of goods and crude oil...

Georgian President Remains a Divisive Figure

The unexplained resignation in late December of Irakli Gharibashvili from the post...

Abkhaz Leader Rejects Calls to Resign

Less than 18 months after the forced ouster of Aleksandr Ankvab, de...

Russian Human Rights Group Under Pressure in Chechnya

The Grozny apartment that served as the office of the local monitoring...

De Facto Abkhaz Leader Risks Being Hoist With His Own Petard

Just one month after his inauguration as de facto president of the...

Russia Hits Back At Georgia Over Trade Agreement With European Union

Just three weeks after down-playing the anticipated impact on bilateral relations of...

Verdict Upheld In Retrial Of Former Azerbaijani Minister

"Politically motivated at the behest of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev" -- that...

Georgia Sets Sights on NATO Membership Action Plan

Differences have emerged within the Georgian leadership over the country's desire to...

Armenian President Calls For 'Thorough Review' Of Post-Election Violence Probe

Serzh Sarkisian on April 20 urged Armenia's law enforcement agencies to intensify...

Is The Karabakh Peace Process In Jeopardy?

Just one week ago, it seemed as though Armenia and Azerbaijan were...

On Anniversary Of Postelection Violence In Armenia, EU Pushes For Dialogue

One year after the violent crackdown by Armenian police and security against...

One Year After Reelection, Georgian President Faces Multiple Challenges

Mikheil Saakashvili was reelected to a second term as president of Georgia...

Lousy Timing Could Overshadow Turkey's Logical Caucasus Solution

Within days of the start of full-scale hostilities last month between Georgia...

Georgia: Long-Simmering Abkhaz Conflict Heating Up....But Why Now?

As tensions continue to rise over Georgia's breakaway region of Abkhazia, observers...

Analysis: Armenia's Outgoing Foreign Minister Defends Karabakh Policy

Vartan Oskanian, who stepped down as Armenia's foreign minister on April 9...

Azerbaijan: Why Is 'Alternative' Islam Gaining Strength?

With the eclipse of the political opposition in Azerbaijan, Islam is increasingly...

Armenian Prime Minister Dies Of Heart Attack

Armenian Prime Minister Andranik Markarian reportedly died of a heart attack March...

Abkhazia: President, Opposition Trade Accusations

Less than a week before the March 4 parliamentary elections in Georgia's...

Caucasus: Azerbaijani, Armenian, Karabakh Officials Assess Talks

Over the past 12 months, the three co-chairmen of the OSCE Minsk...

Analysis: Council Of Europe Calls For Talks Between Azerbaijan, Karabakh Leadership

Even though such reports, when adopted, are only recommendations, ever since that...

Analysis: The Warlord And The Commissar

Since the death of his father, Akhmad-hadji Kadyrov, in a terrorist bombing...

Analysis: Abkhaz Standoff Turns Violent

Several people were injured, one seriously, on November 12 when supporters of...