Georgia

 
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Georgia’s Drama of the Past
    Thomas de Waal July 30, 2014

    The criminal charges against former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili guarantee more recriminations about the recent past rather than discussion of the country’s future.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    In Memoriam: Eduard Shevardnadze, the Father of Modern Georgia
    Tedo Japaridze July 9, 2014

    Although many today may doubt the effectiveness of his policies, because of Eduard Shevardnadze Georgia has a set of options today, being in a position that in no way resembles the reality a generation ago.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Georgia: In a Roadmap, the Most Important Thing Is the Destination
    Tedo Japaridze July 3, 2014

    In recent years Georgia has taken every possible step to ensure that its western trajectory does not threaten to Russia. Georgia is seeking a constructive role, consistent with its values and in tune with its geography.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    For Ukraine, Moldova, and Georgia Free Trade with Europe and Russia Is Possible
    Sergei Aleksashenko July 3, 2014

    There are few if any reasons for Russia to worry about an immediate negative impact on trade and economic interests of signing of the AA/DCFTA by Ukraine, Moldova, and Georgia. The Russian government’s position is more likely to reflect concerns about the loss of geopolitical influence rather than trade and economic relations.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Sticks and Carrots in Georgia
    Thomas de Waal June 26, 2014

    An exertion of soft power by stealth is Russia's best chance of re-establishing influence in Georgia. And its only chance of success is if the new economic relationship between the EU and Georgia fails to deliver results.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Coup d’Etat in Abkhazia Without Russia’s Permission
    Alexey Malashenko June 19, 2014

    The coup d’état in Abkhazia attracted virtually no media attention in Russia, and even less attention was paid to the parliamentary election in South Ossetia. It seems that after almost six years of Abkhazian and South Ossetian “independence,” these territories stopped being Russia’s headache, only to be replaced by Crimea.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Georgian Dream’s Day of Disappointment
    Thomas de Waal June 18, 2014

    Local elections in Georgia demonstrated that less than two years after taking office the Georgian Dream has shed a large section of its support.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Abkhazia: All Politics Is Local
    Thomas de Waal May 30, 2014

    Abkhazia is in crisis, but it is not a spillover from events in Ukraine. This is overwhelmingly a local crisis. For the past 20 years Abkhazia has lived in a world of its own.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Georgia in Search of an Anchor of Stability
    Tedo Japaridze May 13, 2014

    The West should integrate Georgia into the transatlantic security community. If it does not, Tbilisi will live under the constant threat of Russian aggression.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    South Ossetian Scenarios
    Thomas de Waal April 29, 2014

    The new Russian legislation allowing regions of another country to seek to join the Russian Federation gives Moscow leverage over a number of regions. Georgians are worrying that South Ossetia could be one of these regions.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Georgia’s Presidential Elections
    Thomas de Waal October 24, 2013 Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

    Georgia elects a new president on October 27, a key moment in the country’s transition to a parliamentary republic.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Remembering Stalin
    Thomas de Waal March 5, 2013 BBC World News

    The figure of Stalin still provokes many positive reactions in the former Soviet Union.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Georgia’s Parliamentary Elections
    Thomas de Waal October 1, 2012 Worldview

    With the ruling party’s loss to the opposition Georgian Dream coalition, the country’s leading political parties must find a way to share power and enable a peaceful political transition.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    The Caucasus: History Needn't Repeat
    Thomas de Waal December 11, 2010 ABC Radio's Saturday Extra

    While the nations of the Caucasus are heavily influenced by historical narratives of intractable ethnic conflicts, a more critical look at the region’s history reveals a number of surprising alliances and pragmatic resolutions.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Unrest in the Caucasus
    Maria Lipman August 18, 2009 Al Jazeera's Inside Story

    As violence in the North Caucasus surges, Kremlin policies and its loyal, but brutal, local leaders have played a critical role in causing the situation.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Violence in Ingushetia
    Alexey Malashenko August 17, 2009 Radio France Internationale

    Ingushetia’s corrupt officials and extreme Islamists may be behind a suicide bomb explosion at a police station in the capital of Nazran.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Russia's Charm Offensive
    Rose Gottemoeller November 30, 2008 C-SPAN's Washington Journal

    Russia and Venezuela commence joint naval exercises this week, coming on the heels of Russian President Medvedev’s four-nation tour of South America. Though Russia’s recent closeness with U.S. neighbors may be an attempt to challenge U.S. regional primacy, the United States should avoid over-reacting.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    U.S.-Russia Relations Complicate Georgia Talks
    James Collins August 25, 2008 NPR's All Things Considered

    As U.S.-Russia relations continue to sour over the Russia-Georgia conflict, it is unclear how the two nations will be able to rebuild their relationship. Although the conflict led to the current deterioration in relations, problems between the two countries were present before. Despite strong rhetoric from Washington, there is a need for an improved dialogue between the United States and Russia.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Russian Aggression
    Michael McFaul August 15, 2008 CNN's Lou Dobbs Tonight

    With reports that Russian troops remain in Georgia, the West continues its diplomatic push to resolve the conflict. Yet the U.S. and its allies have limited leverage with which to influence Russian policy.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Conflict Harming Relations
    James Collins August 14, 2008 CNN International

    The Russia-Georgia crisis has caused a substantial erosion in Russia-U.S. relations. In order to move forward in such a challenging diplomatic environment, the United States should fully support the French initiative to achieve a cease fire.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Georgia’s Drama of the Past
    Thomas de Waal July 30, 2014

    The criminal charges against former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili guarantee more recriminations about the recent past rather than discussion of the country’s future.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    In Memoriam: Eduard Shevardnadze, the Father of Modern Georgia
    Tedo Japaridze July 9, 2014

    Although many today may doubt the effectiveness of his policies, because of Eduard Shevardnadze Georgia has a set of options today, being in a position that in no way resembles the reality a generation ago.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Georgia: In a Roadmap, the Most Important Thing Is the Destination
    Tedo Japaridze July 3, 2014

    In recent years Georgia has taken every possible step to ensure that its western trajectory does not threaten to Russia. Georgia is seeking a constructive role, consistent with its values and in tune with its geography.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    For Ukraine, Moldova, and Georgia Free Trade with Europe and Russia Is Possible
    Sergei Aleksashenko July 3, 2014

    There are few if any reasons for Russia to worry about an immediate negative impact on trade and economic interests of signing of the AA/DCFTA by Ukraine, Moldova, and Georgia. The Russian government’s position is more likely to reflect concerns about the loss of geopolitical influence rather than trade and economic relations.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Sticks and Carrots in Georgia
    Thomas de Waal June 26, 2014

    An exertion of soft power by stealth is Russia's best chance of re-establishing influence in Georgia. And its only chance of success is if the new economic relationship between the EU and Georgia fails to deliver results.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Coup d’Etat in Abkhazia Without Russia’s Permission
    Alexey Malashenko June 19, 2014

    The coup d’état in Abkhazia attracted virtually no media attention in Russia, and even less attention was paid to the parliamentary election in South Ossetia. It seems that after almost six years of Abkhazian and South Ossetian “independence,” these territories stopped being Russia’s headache, only to be replaced by Crimea.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Georgian Dream’s Day of Disappointment
    Thomas de Waal June 18, 2014

    Local elections in Georgia demonstrated that less than two years after taking office the Georgian Dream has shed a large section of its support.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Abkhazia: The Post-Soviet Revolution the World Blinked and Missed
    Giorgi Lomsadze June 9, 2014 Guardian

    Mass protests forced the president of the Georgian breakaway republic from power last week. Will Moscow use this chance to annex another pro-Russian area?

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Abkhazia: All Politics Is Local
    Thomas de Waal May 30, 2014

    Abkhazia is in crisis, but it is not a spillover from events in Ukraine. This is overwhelmingly a local crisis. For the past 20 years Abkhazia has lived in a world of its own.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Georgia in Search of an Anchor of Stability
    Tedo Japaridze May 13, 2014

    The West should integrate Georgia into the transatlantic security community. If it does not, Tbilisi will live under the constant threat of Russian aggression.

     

Eurasia Outlook

Carnegie Experts on Georgia

  • James Collins
    Senior Associate, Russia and Eurasia Program;
    Diplomat in Residence

    Ambassador Collins was the U.S. ambassador to the Russian Federation from 1997 to 2001 and is an expert on the former Soviet Union, its successor states, and the Middle East.

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  • Thomas de Waal
    Senior Associate
    Russia and Eurasia Program

    De Waal is a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment, specializing primarily in the South Caucasus region comprising Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia and their breakaway territories as well as the wider Black Sea region.

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  • Stefan Lehne
    Visiting Scholar
    Carnegie Europe

    Lehne is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe in Brussels, where his research focuses on the post–Lisbon Treaty development of the European Union’s foreign policy, with a specific focus on relations between the EU and member states.

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  • Maria Lipman
    Scholar in Residence
    Society and Regions Program
    Editor in Chief, Pro et Contra
    Moscow Center

    Lipman is the editor in chief of the Pro et Contra journal, published by the Carnegie Moscow Center. She is also the expert of the Carnegie Moscow Center’s Society and Regions Program.

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  • Alexey Malashenko
    Scholar in Residence
    Religion, Society, and Security Program
    Moscow Center

    Malashenko is the co-chair of the Carnegie Moscow Center’s Religion, Society, and Security Program. He also taught at the Higher School of Economics from 2007 to 2008 and was a professor at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations from 2000 to 2006.

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  • Lilia Shevtsova
    Senior Associate
    Russian Domestic Politics and Political Institutions Program
    Moscow Center

    Shevtsova chairs the Russian Domestic Politics and Political Institutions Program at the Carnegie Moscow Center, dividing her time between Carnegie’s offices in Washington, DC, and Moscow. She has been with Carnegie since 1995.

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