Despite its ambitions, modern Georgia continues to wait for Europe’s full embrace. To turn romantic notions into more concrete realities, the next generation of Georgians must carve out a special place for themselves on the margins of Europe.
For almost two decades, Georgie has been lauded as one of the region’s shining star democracies. However, a closer look at political developments since its 2003 “Rose Revolution” reveals repeated swings between democratic promise and authoritarian backsliding.
When it should be dealing with issues of global importance, Georgia’s government seems intent on shredding the country’s democratic credentials and waging an acrimonious political civil war on its domestic opponents.
The coronavirus has been a wake-up call for global civil society. It will come out of the pandemic looking very different—and this change will be a significant factor in a now highly fluid international politics.
Georgia has missed the chance to achieve a coalition government and end the tradition of one-party rule. After its 2020 parliamentary election, the country seems doomed to another four years of oligarchic rule.
Join us for an in-depth conversation about the increasingly vexed relationship between Russia and its neighbors and the wider geopolitical implications of the crisis in Belarus.
One of the greatest achievements of U.S. foreign policy has been targeted by a vicious disinformation campaign.
The Georgian-Abkhaz ethnic conflict looks rather small and old-fashioned in light of the coronavirus pandemic. The two sides should seize the moment to start working more closely together.
The EU should help Georgia overcome its latest political crisis and in that way invest in the further democratization and stability of the wider region.
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.