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Michael Cecire

Georgia to Promote Abkhaz Language, But Sukhumi Unimpressed

Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili has announced a new state program aimed...

Armenia Announces Big Military Spending Increase

In early October, Armenian Defense Minister Vigen Sargsyan announced a 17 percent...

Georgia-Turkey-Azerbaijan Cooperation: Pragmatism Proves Durable Formula

Regional cooperation endeavors often have a short shelf life in the post-Soviet...

Georgians Get Visa-Free Travel to EU, but to Russia? Not So Fast

After getting the green light for long-awaited visa-free travel to the European...

Priest's Arrest and Allegations of Assassination Plot Rock Georgian Church

The arrest of a senior Georgian Orthodox priest accused of plotting to...

Georgia's Top Diplomat Makes First Visit to Trump's Washington

Eager to keep relations with the United States on the front foot,...

Do Project Cancellations Indicate Declining US Interest in South Caucasus?

US President-elect Donald Trump has canceled his real estate projects in Georgia...

Saakashvili Steps Down as Odessa Governor – What Now?

Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has stepped down from his post as...

Officials Allege Rampant Nepotism, Cronyism, in Georgian MoD

Two whisteblowers have gone public with allegations that Georgia's Ministry of Defense...

U.S. Shifting Military Aid to Georgia to Help it Fight at Home

The United States is shifting its military assistance to Georgia to help...

Georgia Signs Deal To Sell Guns To UAE

Georgia's growing defense industry has made its second export sale, this time...

Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey Alliance Progressing, Slowly

Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Turkey have reiterated their intention to expand military cooperation,...

Nagorno-Karabakh: Who Won the Media War?

Azerbaijani and ethnic Armenian forces battled in early April not just over...

Georgian Military Steps Up Recruiting Among Muslim Minority

Georgia's government is pushing to get more military recruits from the Pankisi...

Georgia: China Experiences Black Sea Setback

For China, the New Year got off to an inauspicious start in...

NATO Deals Blow To Georgia's Membership Hopes

NATO has struck a blow to Georgia's membership aspirations, announcing that the...

With Bank Summit, Georgia Strengthens China's Caucasus Connections

Ever a strategic crossroads, ardently pro-Western Georgia on August 25 became the...

Georgia Finalizes Controversial Air Defense Deal With France

Georgia and France have finalized a blockbuster air defense deal that was...

Eastern Ukraine Has Parallels to Abkhazia

With the reported fall of the Ukrainian town of Debaltseve, the Minsk...

Georgia Mulls Anti-Islamic-State Law

Georgia is busy pondering the legal options to discourage its citizens from...

Georgia's Western Partners Watching Government Shakeup With Concern

The firing of Georgia's defense minister and ongoing shakeup of the Georgian...

Hagel In Georgia To Discuss Helicopters, ISIS

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel visited Georgia, and on the agenda was...

NATO Air Defense In Georgia Off The Table... Or Is It?

Georgia was one of the main topics of the discussion as defense...

As Crimea Crisis Deepens, U.S. Sends Fighters, Warships To Region

In response to the crisis in Crimea, the U.S. has undertaken a...

Russia and Crimean Possibilities

While leaders of the Euromaidan movement strive to consolidate their authority, not...

Georgian NATO Ambitions Annoy Russia, Even Under Ivanishvili

Since the election last year of Bidzina Ivanishvili as Georgia's prime minister,...

Caucasus, Central Asian Countries Warily Assessing Impending Attack On Syria

The impending attack by the U.S. on Syria has dominated the world's...

Ivanishvili Goes To Israel Hoping To Mend Ties

When Georgia's prime minister, Bidzina Ivanishvili, led a delegation to Israel this...

Is Ivanishvili Getting Georgia Closer To NATO Than Saakashvili?

When Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili announced earlier this month that he...

Russia, Abkhazia Claim to Thwart Georgian-Chechen Olympics Terror Plot

The Russian and Abkhazian security services say they have broken up a...

Israeli Arms Sales to Georgia Back on the Table?

Russian officials say that they're going ahead with plans to sell anti-ship...

U.S. Arms Sales to Georgia Would Perpetuate "Berlin Wall" Mentality: Report

U.S. arms sales to Georgia would perpetuate a "Berlin Wall" mentality between...

Should Georgia abandon its NATO aspirations?

Georgia's prospects for NATO membership in the near or medium term are...