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Now hiring in Georgia: presidential candidates

Presidential elections are scheduled for this fall in Georgia, and many expect...

Abkhazians appreciate Syrian recognition, no matter the circumstances

Outside Abkhazia’s derelict former parliament, burnt beyond repair during the territory’s secessionist...

Pashinyan in Brussels: “We expect more assistance”

Armenia's newly elected prime minister Nikol Pashinyan visited Brussels and had a...

Kazakhstan’s banks to gain access to Uzbekistan

The central banks of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan have come together to agree...

On trial in Georgia: the right to compare a person to a reproductive organ

A high-profile sexual harassment scandal that has rocked Georgia's activist community has...

Did a Russian spy supply boots and bags to the Georgian army?

A man who once supplied intelligence to Russia also has been supplying...

Azerbaijan suffers blackout, and political blame game begins

Azerbaijan suffered a massive, country-wide blackout after an explosion at a power...

Georgia to extradite Turk involved in killing of Russian pilot

Georgia has arrested a Turkish man allegedly involved in the killing of...

Georgian government shells out on ACs to cool public anger

School admissions tests can make students break a metaphorical sweat. But that...

Russia extends blockade on Ukraine goods headed to Central Asia

Russia has extended an embargo on the transit of a range of Ukrainian...

With new railway, Turkey seeks to isolate Armenia and integrate Azerbaijan

Kars, in far eastern Turkey, has a long history as a frontier,...

Georgia, South Ossetia exchange Magnitsky-like lists

Georgia and its breakaway territories have launched a tit-for-tat blacklist battle in...

Georgia closes airspace to Syrian airlines

Two Syrian airlines have been denied access to Georgian airspace in retaliation...

With draft convention, resolution of Caspian Sea status appears closer than ever

A new draft convention on the legal status of the Caspian Sea,...

Will there be wine on Mars?

Next time Matt Damon gets marooned on Mars, he may be whiling...

In the shadow of war: Life in Armenia’s defensive corridor

On April 4, 2016, Gevorg Azoyan was in the mountains of Karabakh...

With loss of parliament, Georgia's second city prepares for a downgrade

When Georgia moved its parliament to Kutaisi – 150 miles and more...

Georgia’s Pankisi Gorge fights “terrorism” stereotypes

“They say we are all terrorists,” says Fatima, a guesthouse owner near...

Georgia gets new PM promising "small government"

Georgia has a new prime minister-designate after a surprise decision by former...

Azerbaijan's "dream" pipeline commissioned – but troubles remain

Upwards of a thousand dignitaries – including the presidents of Turkey, Georgia,...

Report: Russia chides Kazakhstan on US cooperation

Russia’s top diplomat has reportedly chided Kazakhstan over Astana’s decision to provide...

Georgian protests draw other bereaved parents

Protests led by a murdered teenager’s father are set to continue in...

Georgian vigilantes take on South Ossetia’s creeping border crisis

Russian soldiers hold a position just 250 meters from Georgia's main east-west...

Protests in Georgia call for justice in teen murders

One man’s battle for justice for his murdered son has turned into...

Stolen cattle provoke anti-Turkish backlash in Georgian border villages

Residents of a village on Georgia's border with Turkey have blocked a...

A libertarian Georgian “church” aids young draft dodgers

In a modern office space in Tbilisi’s trendy Vake district, a scruffy...

Syria formally recognizes Abkhazia and South Ossetia

The Syrian government recognized the independence of Georgia’s breakaway regions Abkhazia and...

Georgian fascists step into the spotlight

A pair of tourists enjoy an al fresco meal at a café...

Report details increasing trade between Georgia, Abkhazia, South Ossetia

Informal trade between Georgia and its breakaway territories, Abkhazia and South Ossetia,...

Georgian court rules metro workers must strike “outside working hours”

After a Georgian court ruled that protesting subway workers can strike only...

Small gay rights rally held in Tbilisi amid fears of violence

Gay rights groups in Georgia called off a planned rally on May...

Georgia stakes place on wild frontier of blockchain governance

In Tbilisi’s industrial-chic factory-turned-cultural center Fabrika, a mix of glamorous Georgian models,...

Georgia Protests: Nightlife against Nationalists

Georgia's fierce culture wars escalated over the weekend after a heavy-handed police...

Stink bugs invade Georgia; Russia blames the U.S.

Something caught the eye of Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili in the middle...

Armenia and that post-Soviet trick with prime ministers

Two Russians are having a conversation following the peaceful revolution in Armenia, goes...

Kazakhstan: World War II parade puts local authorities in a bind

With each year that passes, the Immortal Regiment in the northern Kazakhstan...

Georgia’s condemned condoms

Safe sex has become the latest battleground in Georgia's culture wars after...

Mass civil disobedience shuts down Armenia, forces further concessions

Armenian protesters have shut down roads across the country, responding to protest...

Perspectives | Eric Lee’s The Experiment: Georgia’s Forgotten Revolution

The Georgian Democratic Republic was short lived – lasting only from 1918...

Armenia's "Velvet Revolution" keeps peace with Russia - for now

The leaders of the protest movement that toppled Armenia's longtime leader Serzh...

Georgia witnesses second coming of Bidzina Ivanishvili

Georgia’s richest man Bidzina Ivanishvili has emerged from seclusion to take back...

New report lifts lid on Azerbaijani elites’ business empires

Azerbaijan’s most powerful families have been using offshore networks to make investments...

Can a reclining Georgian nationalist fake his way to the top?

An unusual meme swept Georgia’s internet last month. Netizens were posting photos...

As Stalin-era factory turns to crypto mining, Georgian workers protest

The Agara Sugar Company, in the eponymous town about 90 kilometers from...

Why Georgians second-guess their doctors

Veranika Ebralidze, a stay-at-home mother of two from Tbilisi, took a deep...

Perspectives | At Kazakhstan's main airport, are Kyrgyz being singled out for questioning?

For a few months now, I have been hearing stories of Kyrgyzstan...

Greek death metal band arrested in Georgia on suspicion of Satanism and terrorism

Members of a Greek death metal band were arrested in Tbilisi after...

Heavy metal fights to survive, and bridge communities, in the Caucasus

In a damp, dimly lit tunnel underneath Tbilisi, a singer, clad in...

Five remarkable things about Azerbaijan's unremarkable election

Azerbaijan's presidential election was, as predicted, a non-event. Ever-incumbent leader Ilham Aliyev...

Turkey's authoritarian turn deprives Tajiks of safe haven

There was a time when Turkey felt like a safe haven for...

Easter in Georgia: Making the perfect paska

The sweet, pungent aroma of vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves hangs in...

Armenia and Azerbaijan compete to attract Iranian cargo

On its heavily fortified border with the Islamic Republic of Iran, Armenia...

Six Georgian miners die in collapse, reinforcing calls for better labor safety

Six miners were killed and three seriously injured on April 5 after...

Tajikistan's ruling family extends control over telecoms

The utter control wielded by Tajikistan’s ruling family over business in the...

Georgia aims at "better future" with breakaway Abkhazia and South Ossetia

The Georgian government has unveiled an ambitious new project to reintegrate its...

Armenia suspends Schengen visa processor’s activities due to links with Turkey - reports

Armenia’s Justice Ministry suspended activities at a Turkey-linked company hired by the...

Washington experts take rare look at Armenia

American experts on the post-Soviet space discussed United States policy toward a...

Kadyrov announces plan for road to connect Georgia and Chechnya

The government of Chechnya has expressed its readiness to construct a road...

Abkhazia mobilizes against foreign invader: Stinkbugs

Hunter has become hunted in Georgia’s separatist region of Abkhazia, as locals...

Rugby gains hold in Georgia as Georgian rugby rises abroad

On a mild Sunday afternoon, before a whistling, clapping, honking crowd of...

Nowruz Brings Iranian Tourists to Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia

Nowruz, the Persian New Year, brings one certainty to Armenia, Azerbaijan and...

Georgian President Stumps for More US Support, Details to Follow

On his recent visit to Washington, Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili took every...

Georgia’s Traveling Trees

It was a surreal tableau – an enormous tree floating across the...

Expert Opinions: The Trump Organization in the Caucasus

Masha Udensiva-Brenner tells the story of New Yorker staff writer Adam Davidson’s...

Ukraine Delays Investigation of Journalist Wanted by Azerbaijan

An opposition Azerbaijani journalist remains in legal limbo in Ukraine after a...

Georgia: Ski Lift Crashes in Gudauri Resort

A ski lift careened out of control, with people jumping or thrown...

Deceased Georgian’s Body Still Held in South Ossetia

A protracted tug of war over the body of a Georgian man...

The World's First Democratically Elected Muslim Woman Was from Georgia

The village of Karajala is fairly typical of the dozens of settlements...

Teaching Tupac to Georgian Tweens

A middle-aged school teacher pulling off a hip-hop act with her students...

Armenia Prepares to Empower Prime Minister, Downgrade President

Powerbrokers in Armenia are set to elect a new president, completing the...

Family Still Waiting for Body of Georgian Killed in South Ossetia

Family members of a Georgian man who died in custody in the...

Georgians Fear Visa-Free Travel to Europe in Jeopardy

A year ago, when the European Union declared that Georgian citizens could...

Baku Embraces Conspiracy Theory Blaming Armenians for Own Pogrom

This February marks the 30th anniversary of the events that launched the...

Armenia Wonders: Are We At Risk From US Sanctions?

The United States has reportedly notified Armenia and other countries that they...

With Port Project, Georgia Seeks Place on China's Belt and Road

For years, Beijing has cast a shadow on a patch of swamp...

Diversity Declines in Georgia's Southwestern Mountains

For centuries, mountainous southwestern Georgia lay at the crossroad of the Ottoman,...

Georgian Government on Defensive in Journalist Kidnapping Case

Released from prison for a day to attend a memorial service for...

Controversy Dogs Rollout of Saakashvili’s Book in Armenia

A memoir by former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili has received a rocky...

Is This Putin’s Utopia?

“To be a Eurasianist should be cool, it should be stylish.”...

Something Brewing: Georgia’s Tea Renaissance

“Tea,” our friend Lasha indicated with a head nod, driving past fields...

Tbilisi Metro Collapse Evokes Memories of the Dark 90s

A suspended ceiling in a Tbilisi metro station collapsed on January 30,...

New Georgian Hospital Aims to Heal, and Win, Abkhazian Hearts and Minds

Two kilometers from the border crossing into breakaway Abkhazia, the village of...

European Bank Gives Go-Ahead to Controversial Georgian Dam

The largest hydroelectricity project in Georgia’s independent history looks set to go...

Georgian-Russian Opera Singer Performs in Abkhazia, Scandal Ensues

Renowned opera singer Giorgi Todua, a Georgian with Russian citizenship, performed at...

To Bury, or Not to Bury? Russia Undecided about Legendary Hadji Murad’s Skull

A head severed almost 180 years ago is causing a stir in...

South Ossetian Leader Meets with President of Autonomous Serbian Region

On January 25, the chairperson of the National Assembly of the Republic...

Georgia’s Communists, With Chinese Help, Fight to Preserve Stalin’s Press

Deep in Tbilisi’s Avlabari district sits an old, derelict wooden house. Beneath...

Grozny Mayor In Georgia, Reportedly for Security Talks

A prominent Chechen official has reportedly been visiting Georgia for secret security...

Georgia: US-Funded Media Outlet Grapples with Controversy

An in-house controversy within Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty is spilling into the...

Of Saakashvili, His Son and Khinkali

Khinkali and Mikheil Saakashvili are among Georgia's best known brands. Combine the...

Georgia: Gamsakhurdia Biopic Sidesteps Post-Soviet Politics

Deserted by friends, pursued by his enemies, with reality escaping his grip,...

Azerbaijani Journalist Abducted in Georgia Sentenced to 6 Years in Prison

Azerbaijani investigative journalist Afgan Mukhtarli, who went missing in Tbilisi in May...

US Planned Big Boost in Military Aid to Tajikistan

The United States planned a large increase in special forces training programs...

Georgia: Security Forces' Killing of Teenager Runs Risk of Alienating Isolated Muslim Region

A teenager shot during the counter-terrorism operations in Georgia’s Pankisi Gorge has...

Controversial Prisoner Exchange Throws Abkhazian Leadership into Crisis

Abkhazia's release of a Georgian prisoner has resulted in large-scale protests in...

Georgia: Pankisi Counter-Terror Raid Sparks Controversy

A counter-terrorism raid by Georgian security forces has sparked accusations of excessive...

Georgia Kicks Off 2018 with Caucasus Trade Conflict

Three days into 2018, Georgia already is finding it hard to keep...

Five Peculiar Soviet Cartoons for the Holidays

Since it’s that time of year again, readers with (or without) an...

Russia Aims to Lure South Ossetian, Abkhazian Patients Away from Georgia

A new agreement will encourage residents of Georgia’s breakaway region of South...

Georgia: Dam Threatens Traditional Svan Way of Life

On his land in the Svaneti mountains, Zaza Vibliani shows off his...