Georgia's track record as a dependable NATO ally and its geostrategic importance make a convincing case for the country's membership to the Alliance.
While European and American diplomats are preoccupied with Brexit, Iran or US elections, something might be simmering in Georgia that deserves their attention.
While this year marks the 155th anniversary of the Circassian genocide, there is a vibrant and growing cultural movement in historical Circassia and the diaspora.
With his sharp and witty political commentary, wheelchair-bound Alexander Gorbunov stirred Russia's public discourse, gaining over a million followers on Twitter in a short time and attracting the attention of the police.
New laws and rhetoric that defines parameters for acceptable forms of Islam in Russia run the risk of turning into draconian laws that can potentially be used to persecute Russian Muslims.
In 2019 Iran is engaged in an effort to strengthen ties with a country it has often been at odds with – and Azerbaijan is in need to allies in its dispute with Armenia.
Most people in the Caucasus feel they are facing a cultural onslaught, equating the bill to the policy of former Russian emperor Tsar Nicholas II, who wanted Russian to be prioritised over other native languages.
Some argue that Afghanistan isn't ready for a US withdrawal but the move allows the country greater independence to forge its own path forward - something it desperately needs.
The republics of Chechnya and Ingushetia have finally agreed on a border - but it has triggered unrest, and that unrest fits neatly into Russia's strategy of chaos-as-containment in the former Soviet republics.
The hotly contested race pits ex-French ambassador and Georgia's former foreign minister Salome Zurabishvili, supported by the ruling Georgian Dream party, against opposition leader Grigol Vashadze, also a former foreign minister.
Hours after Prime Minister Serzh Sarksyan stormed out of talks with him, anti-government protest leader Nikol Pashinyan has been detained on Sunday. Armenian prosecutor said he was committing "socially dangerous acts."
The election was boycotted by major opposition parties that accused Ilham Aliyev of authoritarian rule and suppressing political dissent.
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