Georgians from the would-be state of Abkhazia have spent decades trying to rebuild their lives after conflict forced them from their homes. But today, the wounds of war still feel fresh.
Georgia's ex-president stands accused of abusing his power. His friends in the West should let the law run its course.
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.
Why Vladimir Putin's casual use of a forgotten geographical term has ominous implications.
Putin's Ukrainian gambit has transformed the geopolitical chessboard in Eastern Europe. Here's how NATO should respond.
How two small, post-Soviet states could wind up the real winners in the Ukraine crisis.
Georgian opposition leader: The new government in Tbilisi is following in Viktor Yanukovych's footsteps.
For the first time in recent memory, Georgia's presidential race isn't about the big names.
Why Georgia offers an important argument for the virtues of divided government.
Washington's democracy promotion community is a mess. Here's how to fix it.
Georgia is succumbing to a disease that plagues other post-Soviet countries: Newly elected leaders' urge to crack down on their predecessors.
Toppling dictators isn't enough. Successful revolutions also embrace the rule of law.
Democracy Lab is celebrating its first anniversary. Here are some of the things we've learned over the past year -- and where we're headed in year two.
An encouraging number of the world's people voted in 2012. But voting does not a democracy make.
The new Georgian government's arrests of oppositionists have critics crying foul. But they should let justice run its course.
In the wake of this month’s watershed election in Georgia, a new prime minister and an incumbent president are figuring out how to keep their personal enmity from breaking into open warfare.
The results of Georgia’s parliamentary election caught American pollsters completely off guard. They should have tried asking the right questions.
Eccentric billionaire (and exotic-pet enthusiast) Bidzina Ivanishvili just won a shock election in Georgia. But is he too crazy to actually govern?
Mikheil Saakashvili's conciliatory reaction to his party's loss in the election seems to prove his critics wrong. Now let's see if the winner can do as well.
Emotions are running high as Georgians vote in a watershed parliamentary election.
Rocked by a prison scandal and allegations from all sides over illicit campaigning, this tiny country's election has become a brawl between political heavyweights.
Getting rid of a dictator is a great achievement. But it's only the beginning of a successful transition to democracy.
As Georgia's recent experience demonstrates, fighting corruption and building democracy are two different things.
Tensions in Pakistan are running high. So, to resupply U.S. troops in Afghanistan, Washington’s having to cut deals with some very unsavory regimes.
Is Georgia's elfin billionaire and new political phenomenon big enough to take down President Mikheil Saakashvili?