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Covering Russia in a Time of Censorship

Shai Baitel | Posted 04.01.2014 | Media
Shai Baitel

"The move is the latest in a series of shifts in Russia's news landscape which appear to point towards a tightening of state control in the already he...

Georgia Votes For New President

AP | LYNN BERRY and MISHA DZHINDZHIKHASHVILI | Posted 12.27.2013 | World

TBILISI, Georgia — TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — The candidate backed by Georgia's billionaire prime minister easily won Sunday's presidential elect...

Georgia: A Democracy, Albeit An Imperfect One

Bernard Kouchner | Posted 11.28.2012 | World
Bernard Kouchner

In spite of its mistakes, the current Georgian government has managed to build up an alternative to the corruption and the authoritarianism that poison the eastern edge of Europe.

Rediscovering A 'Discovered' City In Tbilisi, Georgia

Tara Isabella Burton | Posted 08.10.2012 | Travel
Tara Isabella Burton

A few nights ago, at an Ossetian dive bar in the heart of the Tbilisi's historic district, my long-suffering English boyfriend was forcibly (if amiably) abducted by a table of Georgian men who insisted on testing his Anglo-Saxon constitution with copious amounts of cha cha (essentially gasoline schnapps).

Seeing Georgia Through Rose-Colored Glasses

Timothy Ryan | Posted 07.16.2011 | World
Timothy Ryan

If America is an "absolute ideal," as President Saakashvili says, should the Georgian government really be trying to emulate the controlled economy and society of Singapore?

Clinton Criticizes Russia For Occupying Georgia

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TBILISI, Georgia — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton rebuked Russia on Monday for failing to live up to the cease-fire agreement it...

The Fading Colors of Pseudo-Revolutions

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

The overthrow of Kyrgyzstan's president is not part of a historic revolutionary wave that is going to do away with the old corrupt and authoritarian regime and usher in a new dawn of liberal democracy.

Obama's Betrayal of Georgia Kind of Makes Sense

Simon Shuster | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Simon Shuster

Russia has cemented its occupation of about a fifth of Georgia's territory since 2008. Obama may have figured there is no point in hiding it anymore: the swap of Georgia for Russia is official White House policy.

Georgia Panics After Hoax News Reports Russia Is Invading

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TBILISI, Georgia — Georgians have been panicked by a hoax television news program announcing the Russian army had invaded and killed President M...

Vladimir Putin Is Determined To Kill Me, Says Georgian President

Fox News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Georgia's pro-Western president said yesterday that Vladimir Putin remained determined to kill him as part of his ambition to restore Russia's former ...

Saakashvili: Putin Still Determined To Kill Me

Times Online | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Georgia's pro-Western President said yesterday that Vladimir Putin remained determined to kill him as part of ambitions to restore Russia's former Sov...

Biden Heads For Georgia, Rejects Russian Sphere Of Influence

AP | DOUGLAS BIRCH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TBILISI, Georgia — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday pledged support for efforts by Ukraine and Georgia to break free of Russia's orbit...

The GOP's Palin Food Fight: Why Now?

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

This is a fight between some neocons who still want to promote Palin and their discredited geopolitical agenda against some Republican would-be modernizers.

Georgian Protesters, Journalists Allegedly Beaten By Police

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TBILISI, Georgia — Georgian police clashed with opposition activists in the capital Monday, arresting dozens and beating demonstrators, along wi...

50,000 Georgia Protesters Call For President Saakashvili Resignation

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

More than 50,000 Georgian opposition supporters packed the national sports stadium for an antigovernment rally in the capital, Tbilisi, on Tuesday, re...

Suspected Georgian Mutineer Killed By Police

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Georgian police shot three former military commanders suspected of planning a brief mutiny earlier this month, killing one, the authorities announ...

Saakashvili Meets With Georgian Opposition, Refuses To Resign

AP | CATRINA STEWART and MISHA DZHINDZHIKHASHVILI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TBILISI, Georgia — Georgia's opposition vowed Monday to take protests nationwide after refusing a power-sharing offer from the president, who th...

Georgia: Army Mutiny Over

AP | MISHA DZHINDZHIKHASHVILI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TBILISI, Georgia — Georgia said hundreds of rebellious soldiers surrendered Tuesday after a brief mutiny, but officials backed away from initial...

Georgia Protests: HuffPost Blogger Feet On The Ground

Huffington Post Contributors | Jirair Ratevosian & Amy Hagopian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Jirair Ratevosian and Amy Hagopian Tbilisi, Georgia -- We arrived in Tbilisi late at night April 21 and encountered a 24-hour occupation outside t...

Georgia Continues To Lose Stability

GlobalPost | David L. Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TBILISI, Georgia -- For the thousands who have gathered in front of parliament in the center of this Caucasus capital, Mikheil Saakashvili is a lead...

Georgians Threaten Saakashvili With Mass Civil Disobedience

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Demonstrators in Georgia called for widespread civil disobedience on Friday after President Mikheil Saakashvili defied mass street protests and reject...

Georgian Protestors March On Tblisii, Demand Saakashvili Step Down

Times Online | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Tens of thousands of protesters thronged the Georgian capital Tbilisi today for the start of mass demonstrations to oust Mikheil Saskashvili, the coun...

Georgia's Anti-Putin Disco Disqualified From Eurovision Contest

CBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Georgia's entry in the Eurovision song contest, a not-too-sly jab at Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, has been booted out of the competition bec...

Georgia and the Push for Cold War

David Bromwich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Bromwich

Outside of the U.S., the utterances of Bush and McCain on Georgia are greeted with laughter, for they betoken a hypocrisy so ingrained it suggests insanity. The U.S. looks in the mirror and what do we see? Russia.

U.S.-Russian Relations: Current Tensions Reflect Past Foreign Policy Failures

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

The Bush administration now pretends it can bully the Russians by threatening to kick them out of the G-8 and deny them membership in the WTO. This not only won't work, it is a dangerous delusion.