The Bug Pit
After the Georgian government won a case in international arbitration against a scofflaw American oil company, the company’s supporters in Congress have accused the ruling party in Tbilisi of doing Russia’s bidding.
A long-awaited documentary film produced by a mixed Armenian-Azerbaijani team has gotten a partial public release, even as the full film remains under wraps due to the sensitivity of the subject.
The couple in what has been called the “Caucasus’ most legendary love-hate relationship,” Armenia and Georgia, now has a new topic to argue about: the coronavirus.
With some blunt remarks, Russia’s top diplomat has managed to put his counterparts in both Armenia and Azerbaijan on the defensive, with the latter apparently under threat of losing his job.
Reports that Iranian trucks have been delivering fuel to Nagorno-Karabakh have sparked a sharp reaction in Azerbaijan, with Baku summoning Iranian diplomats and accusing Tehran of exacerbating the conflict over the territory.
Georgia, the United States and the UK have blamed Russia for a massive cyber attack against Georgia last October.
The coordinated statements by the three countries laid the blame on Russia’s military intelligence service, the GRU, for the attack that took down about 15,000 websites in Georgia, including that of the president.
The leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan sparred in an extraordinary public debate in front of the global political elite and – in a surprise to absolutely no one – the event was dominated by dodgy historical claims and political point-scoring and seems likely to only set back the prospect of peace between the two countries.
After an absence of two years Georgia finally has an ambassador from its closest ally, the United States.