Georgia

 
  • Strategic Europe
    NATO Must Avoid New Cold War Borders
    Judy Dempsey April 10, 2014

    Vladimir Putin is drawing new borders between Russia’s neighborhood and the West. Yet that will not deter the peoples of Eastern Europe from aspiring to Western values.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Georgia in Ferment
    Thomas de Waal April 9, 2014

    Despite the fact that political feuds continue, there is a clear political consensus in Georgia on a European path.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Adrift on the Black Sea
    Thomas de Waal April 2, 2014

    The Black Sea region could do with some Turkish soft power, but it looks as though this is not a priority for Prime Minister Erdogan.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Crimea and Karabakh
    Thomas de Waal March 26, 2014

    As soon as the Crimea crisis struck, both Armenia and Azerbaijan immediately hardened their positions on the Nagorny Karabakh conflict.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Putin Revives Old and New Europe
    Judy Dempsey March 7, 2014

    Russia’s intervention in Crimea has reopened a division of Europe not seen in over a decade. The consequences of Vladimir Putin’s actions may be greater than he realizes.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Putin and the End of Illusion
    Judy Dempsey March 3, 2014

    The EU and Russia are embroiled in a struggle for influence in Europe’s East. The West needs to realize that any notions it had about a cooperative Russia have ceased to exist.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Georgia Bucks Emerging Markets Downward Trend
    Michael Cecire February 27, 2014

    With signs of a stabler political climate and growing investments in Georgia facilitated by two big funds, it’s not out of the question that 2014 could see the return of the “Caucasian tiger.”

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Abkhazia’s Sochi Disappointment
    Thomas de Waal February 19, 2014

    Abkhazia has a right to feel disappointed. The Olympic Games are happening just a few miles to the north and yet the republic has little to do with it.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    What Ukraine’s Crisis Means for the EU
    Judy Dempsey February 17, 2014

    In the struggle between the EU and Russia over Eastern Europe, Brussels needs to clarify its long-term objectives. Is EU membership an option for its Eastern neighbors or not?

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Sochi and Georgia: A Missed Opportunity
    Thomas de Waal February 5, 2014

    The Sochi Olympics could become the pretext for a real rapprochement between Moscow and Tbilisi. However, conversation between Russia and Georgia about the insurgency in the North Caucasus never started, and in the future this will be remembered as a missed opportunity.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    NATO Must Avoid New Cold War Borders
    Judy Dempsey April 10, 2014

    Vladimir Putin is drawing new borders between Russia’s neighborhood and the West. Yet that will not deter the peoples of Eastern Europe from aspiring to Western values.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Georgia in Ferment
    Thomas de Waal April 9, 2014

    Despite the fact that political feuds continue, there is a clear political consensus in Georgia on a European path.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Adrift on the Black Sea
    Thomas de Waal April 2, 2014

    The Black Sea region could do with some Turkish soft power, but it looks as though this is not a priority for Prime Minister Erdogan.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Crimea and Karabakh
    Thomas de Waal March 26, 2014

    As soon as the Crimea crisis struck, both Armenia and Azerbaijan immediately hardened their positions on the Nagorny Karabakh conflict.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Putin Revives Old and New Europe
    Judy Dempsey March 7, 2014

    Russia’s intervention in Crimea has reopened a division of Europe not seen in over a decade. The consequences of Vladimir Putin’s actions may be greater than he realizes.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Putin and the End of Illusion
    Judy Dempsey March 3, 2014

    The EU and Russia are embroiled in a struggle for influence in Europe’s East. The West needs to realize that any notions it had about a cooperative Russia have ceased to exist.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Georgia Bucks Emerging Markets Downward Trend
    Michael Cecire February 27, 2014

    With signs of a stabler political climate and growing investments in Georgia facilitated by two big funds, it’s not out of the question that 2014 could see the return of the “Caucasian tiger.”

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Abkhazia’s Sochi Disappointment
    Thomas de Waal February 19, 2014

    Abkhazia has a right to feel disappointed. The Olympic Games are happening just a few miles to the north and yet the republic has little to do with it.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    What Ukraine’s Crisis Means for the EU
    Judy Dempsey February 17, 2014

    In the struggle between the EU and Russia over Eastern Europe, Brussels needs to clarify its long-term objectives. Is EU membership an option for its Eastern neighbors or not?

     
  • Event
    Georgia’s Conflicts: A New Approach to Reconciliation
    Thomas de Waal, Paata Zakareishvili February 12, 2014 Washington, DC

    Despite an improvement in relations since 2012, Georgia and Russia remain at odds over the breakaway territories of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

     

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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  • Martha Brill Olcott
    Senior Associate
    Russia and Eurasia Program and
    Co-director
    al-Farabi Carnegie Program on Central Asia

    Olcott is professor emerita at Colgate University, having taught political science there from 1974 to 2002. Prior to her work at the endowment, Olcott served as a special consultant to former secretary of state Lawrence Eagleburger.

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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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