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On anniversary of war, Georgians curse Putin

A rowdy rally was held in front of the former Russian embassy...

Kazakhstan: In two minds about cryptocurrencies

The cryptocurrency business can be a flash in the pan....

Georgia’s displaced stuck in crumbling Soviet resort town

In the ruined resort town of Tskaltubo, the Soviet-era hotels were once...

Russia’s Georgian drinking problem

Russia, the world’s biggest drinker of Georgian wine, has threatened to tighten...

Perspectives | Russia’s migration landscape: New policies, new contradictions

Anybody trying to understand the apparent inconsistencies of Russia’s migration landscape needed...

Abkhazians appreciate Syrian recognition, no matter the circumstances

Outside Abkhazia’s derelict former parliament, burnt beyond repair during the territory’s secessionist...

Georgia, South Ossetia exchange Magnitsky-like lists

Georgia and its breakaway territories have launched a tit-for-tat blacklist battle in...

Georgia closes airspace to Syrian airlines

Two Syrian airlines have been denied access to Georgian airspace in retaliation...

Georgian vigilantes take on South Ossetia’s creeping border crisis

Russian soldiers hold a position just 250 meters from Georgia's main east-west...

Syria formally recognizes Abkhazia and South Ossetia

The Syrian government recognized the independence of Georgia’s breakaway regions Abkhazia and...

Report details increasing trade between Georgia, Abkhazia, South Ossetia

Informal trade between Georgia and its breakaway territories, Abkhazia and South Ossetia,...

Stink bugs invade Georgia; Russia blames the U.S.

Something caught the eye of Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili in the middle...

Armenia and Azerbaijan compete to attract Iranian cargo

On its heavily fortified border with the Islamic Republic of Iran, Armenia...

Georgia aims at "better future" with breakaway Abkhazia and South Ossetia

The Georgian government has unveiled an ambitious new project to reintegrate its...

Kadyrov announces plan for road to connect Georgia and Chechnya

The government of Chechnya has expressed its readiness to construct a road...

Abkhazia mobilizes against foreign invader: Stinkbugs

Hunter has become hunted in Georgia’s separatist region of Abkhazia, as locals...

Georgian President Stumps for More US Support, Details to Follow

On his recent visit to Washington, Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili took every...

Nagorno Karabakh Leader Makes Unprecedented Visit to Washington

The de facto president of Nagorno Karabakh, Bako Sahakyan, has made an...

Deceased Georgian’s Body Still Held in South Ossetia

A protracted tug of war over the body of a Georgian man...

With Port Project, Georgia Seeks Place on China's Belt and Road

For years, Beijing has cast a shadow on a patch of swamp...

New Georgian Hospital Aims to Heal, and Win, Abkhazian Hearts and Minds

Two kilometers from the border crossing into breakaway Abkhazia, the village of...

Georgian-Russian Opera Singer Performs in Abkhazia, Scandal Ensues

Renowned opera singer Giorgi Todua, a Georgian with Russian citizenship, performed at...

South Ossetian Leader Meets with President of Autonomous Serbian Region

On January 25, the chairperson of the National Assembly of the Republic...

Controversial Prisoner Exchange Throws Abkhazian Leadership into Crisis

Abkhazia's release of a Georgian prisoner has resulted in large-scale protests in...

Georgia Kicks Off 2018 with Caucasus Trade Conflict

Three days into 2018, Georgia already is finding it hard to keep...

Russia Aims to Lure South Ossetian, Abkhazian Patients Away from Georgia

A new agreement will encourage residents of Georgia’s breakaway region of South...

Georgia: Dam Threatens Traditional Svan Way of Life

On his land in the Svaneti mountains, Zaza Vibliani shows off his...

Abkhazia: Counting on a Cryptocurrency

Breakaway Abkhazia plans to launch its own cryptocurrency in a bid to...

Scottish Town Restores Abkhazian Monument; Calls for "Brotherhood" With Georgia

A Scottish town council has denied reports that it is removing a...

Abkhazia: Nauru Stays Loyal In Face of U.S. Pressure

The president of the South Pacific island nation of Nauru visited Abkhazia,...

Scottish Memorial Sparks War of Words Between Abkhazia and Georgia

Most of the streets of Sukhumi, capital of the Georgian-claimed secessionist region...

Georgian and Russian Orthodox Church Vow to Jointly Resolve “Abkhazian Schism”

The governments of Georgia and Russia have no formal relations and remained...

Georgia to Promote Abkhaz Language, But Sukhumi Unimpressed

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

Bolshevik Squabbles Still Shape the Caucasus

At the end of Leon Avenue, in the capital of Abkhazia –...

South Ossetia Joins Russia in Ban on Jehovah's Witnesses

Breakaway South Ossetia is jumping on board with a Russian crackdown against...

Tracing the Roots of Russia’s Hybrid Warfare Tactics

Russia popularized the concept of “hybrid warfare” starting with its 2014 annexation...

Catalan Cause Finds Support in Abkhazia

Abkhazia is more than 2,400 miles from Barcelona, but last weekend’s Catalan...

Abkhazia: Memory of War Still Looms Large

Abkhazians will commemorate Victory Day on September 30, marking the day in...

Abkhazia: Is Chinese Investment a Panacea or a Pipe Dream?

Spend enough time at Brehalovka, an iconic coffee house and hotbed of...

No More Georgian in South Ossetia’s Schools?

The school year has just begun in South Ossetia, but it could...

Georgia Grapples with Wildfires and the Russian Question

Tbilisi asking enemy Russia for help in putting out a devastating, seven-day-long...

Georgia Thwarts EU Engagement with Abkhazia

Two years ago, the European Union commissioned a senior diplomat to write...

On Anniversary of South Ossetia War, Putin Visits Abkhazia

Russian President Vladimir Putin visited the breakaway republic of Abkhazia and pledged...

Armenia: Ethnic Minorities Gain a Voice in Parliament

Armenia is the most ethnically homogeneous of all the post-Soviet states. But...

Georgia: Great Expectations Accompany US Vice Presidential Visit

The Trump administration's foreign policy has been, to put it mildly, unpredictable....

Georgia, Azerbaijan Sceptical about Yandex-Uber Rides

Choosing a cab has become an increasingly geopolitically tricky decision in the...

Georgia After Montenegro’s NATO Accession

Montenegro’s recent accession to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) sent an...

Trump on Georgia's Territorial Integrity: Not Much Interested?

They talked election meddling and...

Can China Help GUAM Diversify Away from Russia?

Established in 1997, GUAM—a platform named after its members Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan,...

South Ossetia: A “Little Switzerland” for Donbas?

South Ossetia has emerged as an unlikely banking center, providing financial services...

World's Smallest Island-Nation May Lose US Aid Over Georgia's Breakaways

The tiny Pacific microstate of Nauru may lose US financial support after...

No Ticket to Ride: Georgia Blocks Pro-Kremlin Biker Brigade

The last time a large group of Russian vehicles, revving their engines,...

Russian Beyond Russia

Language is harmfully intertwined with politics these days in Eurasia. The swirling...

Georgia: Giving Up on Gazprom for Extra Gas

It’s dated Gazprom and flirted with Iran, but, ultimately, when it comes...

Abkhazian Elections Offer Several Surprises

Former Abkhazian President Alexander Ankvab has made a successful comeback in politics...

Abkhazia Tightens De Facto Border With Georgia

Abkhazia has closed all but two of its de facto border crossings...

Georgia to Abandon All Attack Jets, Replace Them With Drones

Georgia is planning to get rid of its entire fleet of attack...

Georgia and Abkhazia: Soviet-era Dam Binds and Divides

A massive Soviet-built hydroelectric plant on the de facto border of Georgia...

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...

With New Constitution, Is Karabakh Following in Azerbaijan's Footsteps?

On February 20, the de facto republic of Nagorno Karabakh will hold...

Georgia and Russia Tempt Separatists with a Promise of Europe

One week after the European Parliament granted Georgia visa-free access to the...

Georgia Celebrates as EU Opens Its Doors

Georgia erupted in jubilation February 2 as EU lawmakers approved visa-free access for Georgian citizens,...

Abkhazia: Former President Ankvab Tests Waters for Return

Former leader of Abkhazia Alexander Ankvab appears to be contemplating a comeback...

Explaining the Crisis in Abkhazia

A political crisis in the separatist entity of Abkhazia, which included coup...

Russia’s Colonial Allergy

“The history of Russia is the history of a country that colonizes...

Kasparov Says Confrontation With West Putin's 'No. 1 Goal'

Kremlin foe Garry Kasparov says President Vladimir Putin is resorting to "external...

Georgia: Disillusion with Establishment Fuels Rise of Populism

Georgians appear to be growing disillusioned with the country's Western-oriented political elite...

Russia's Friends Form New 'Cossack Army' in Balkans

BUDVA, Montenegro -- When the commander of the newly created "Balkan Cossack...

Presidents of Azerbaijan, Iran, Russia, Meet, with Armenia in Background

The presidents of Russia, Iran, and Azerbaijan met in Baku this week, for...

Eyes on Russia amidst Turkey Coup Attempt

Russian politicians and state media sounded sharp alarm about the July 15...

Georgia: Nuclear Smuggling Cases Raise Concern

Amid heightened concern about Islamic militant activity in Turkey, questions are being...

Uzbekistan: A Soccer Team Called Courage

Zahid Tashkhojayev has a routine. Before he heads out for training with...

Armenia, Georgia Considered South Ossetia as Trade Route to Russia

“Mimino” truck driver Rubik Khachikian, no doubt, would be proud: Armenian truck...

Georgian NATO Cooperation Laid Low By Chicken Pox

Georgia has had to drop out of large-scale NATO military exercises because...

Football Tournament for Unrecognized States, Minority Groups Gains Traction

June is a big month for football. The Copa America tournament is...

Georgia: Attack on Vegan Café Opens New Front in Culture War

Sausage is the new weapon of choice in a simmering culture war...

Georgia: Murder Revives Calls for Tougher Stance on Russia

Despite a public outcry over the brazen murder of a Georgian man by...

Georgia’s Tbilisi Dinamo: Under Stalin, a Soccer Team for the Secret Police

For Soviet Georgia, Tbilisi Dinamo was not just a soccer club. It...

Do Turkish Tomatoes Travel via Armenia to Russia?

The Turkish tomato, the ultimate victim of the Russia-Turkey food fight, is...

Georgia: A Fight Over Family on Family Day

Rockford, Illinois is 5,959 miles (9,590 kilometers) and a total mindset away...

Georgia: NATO and a Woman with a Gun

Ongoing NATO war games in Georgia have elicited not just fears of...

Moldova: Separatist Transnistria Region Reorienting Trade from Russia to EU

In a situation that seems sure to vex the Kremlin, the separatist...

Nagorno-Karabakh: Trying to Separate Fact from Fiction

When the deadliest fighting in decades broke out in Nagorno-Karabakh in early...

Frozen Conflicts Undermine Nuclear Security

The renewal of armed conflict between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces over the...

Georgia's Ruling Georgian Dream Shatters Ahead of Parliamentary Vote

This week’s breakup of the ruling Georgian Dream coalition has turned Georgia’s...

From Crimea to Abkhazia: Separatist Cruises

Separatist Abkhazia wants to have a boat link to no less separatist...

Azerbaijan: Can a Water Reservoir Help Resolve the Karabakh Conflict?

Water, or more accurately access to water, is just another weapon in...

South Ossetia, Under Russian Protection, Debates Dissolving Its Army

South Ossetia's authorities are fighting among themselves about the future of the...

Armenia: Stepping Gingerly Around Russia-Turkey Feud

Policymakers in Armenia are wary of the risks of the country getting...

Russia and the EU: The Tale of Two Empires

The differing, imperial-like natures of Russia and the European Union are going...

Abkhaz Leader Rejects Calls to Resign

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

Armenia Looks to China, Russia for Stronger Ties with Iran

In a setup indicative of the changing economic and, possibly, geopolitical dynamics...

Georgia: Tbilisi’s Flood-Relief Efforts Spark Deluge of Questions

No sooner had images of a hippopotamus lost on a central street...

Russian Bikers and Billionaire in Karabakh

Pro-Putin Russian bikers, known for their politically incorrect expeditions, have now caused...

Georgia: Move Over, Russia. Here Comes China

China, the world’s largest economy, has set its eyes on Georgia, a...

Breakaway World Football Cup Comes to Abkhazia

Separatist Abkhazia has been picked as the venue for the wannabe and...

U.S. Rights Report Slams IS Militants, Russia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Among Others

In a new report, the U.S. State Department strongly criticizes Islamic State...

Russia Kicks Off the Beach-Season with $25M for Abkhaz Resort

Russia has already poured big money into building bases in scenic, separatist...

Abkhazia Appoints Russian General As New Army Chief

Abkhazia has appointed a retired senior Russian military officer as its new...