Two decades after an official cease-fire between Azerbaijan and Armenia, hundreds of thousands of Azeris remain displaced.
Georgians worry that their passion for Europe isn't being reciprocated. And Russia is ready to step in.
Western governments are right to insist on the territorial integrity of Ukraine and Georgia. But that shouldn't stop them from building ties to contested regions.
How Putin could achieve all of his designs on Ukraine -- without sending a single tank across the border.
The United States needs to re-up its Cold War strategy if it wants to deter Russia in Ukraine.
Images of the seaside spa town cherished by generations of Russians. Will it survive the Olympics?
Why the controversy around the Sochi Olympics could turn out to be a good thing for Russia.
From Sochi to Sudan, 10 conflicts that will threaten global stability in 2014.
How the president of good and evil bromanced Vladimir Putin. And how a warm friendship turned to ice.
Not all election monitors are the same: some of them are out to devour democracy.
How simmering ethnic hatred in Moscow exploded into violence.
For the first time in recent memory, Georgia's presidential race isn't about the big names.
Forget the single-minded focus on election day. What Azerbaijan needs is support for its civil society.
Can food grow in a nuclear wasteland? Scientists in Kazakhstan may be close to an answer.
The people who live in Russia's troubled North Caucasus republic hope that their new president will make a difference. But the chaos and bloodshed are deepening with every day.
One reason why Western officials are being so nice to Moscow: They want Russia to destroy Syria's deadly arsenal on its own soil.
Never was so much B.S. presented to so many people in such a short text.
Why Georgia offers an important argument for the virtues of divided government.
What John McCain, Richard Cohen, and Jeffrey Goldberg have in common.