The Georgian breakaway region of Abkhazia is under pressure. As Georgian-Russian relations suffer a downturn, Abkhazia risks becoming closed off from the outside world just like South Ossetia.
The recent events have both damaged the Georgian government’s domestic legitimacy and spelled an end to its thaw with Russia.
A major Georgian international project, Anaklia port, is being threatened by a domestic political row. Abuse of informal power is hurting Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine.
Bordered by great powers but with their own distinct cultures, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia lie at the crossroads of Asia and Europe. In his book, The Caucasus: An Introduction, Thomas de Waal explains this fascinating region.
Georgian society has been politically divided for years, so the heated tone of the recent presidential election was not all that surprising. Increasingly entrenched political polarization, however, would complicate the consolidation of Georgian democracy
This new edition of The Caucasus is a thorough update of an essential guide that has in-troduced thousands of readers to a complex region.
A young democracy in the Caucasus has adopted a very aggressive style of campaigning.
The Georgian presidential election will go to another round after a hotly-contested vote. That’s a good sign for democracy.
What conservative civic activism portends for global civil society.
The international order has never been tidy or complete, always having lands with contested sovereignty. Yet the breakdown of empires is the most common catalyst for producing new aspirant states.