Northern Distribution Nightmare

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.

David Trilling |


The Titan of Tbilisi

Is Georgia's elfin billionaire and new political phenomenon big enough to take down President Mikheil Saakashvili?

Thomas de Waal |

Photo Essay

Guns of August

One photographer's view of the 2008 Georgia-Russia war.

Jared P. Moossy |

Photo Essay

Russia's Big Backyard

A grand tour of the stunningly diverse former Soviet states.

Suzanne Merkelson |

Slide Show

Guilty Until Proven Guilty

In the cage of justice, sometimes a courtroom's verdict is long foretold.

Philip Walker |

Slide Show

Echoes of Belgrade

From Minsk to Cairo, the nonviolent democratic uprisings of the past decade have been influenced by the tactics and imagery of Serbia's 2000 Bulldozer Revolution.

Slide Show |

Slide Show

Breaking Away

Scenes from the next wave of new countries.

Slide Show |

Slide Show

The Limbo State

Scenes of life in postwar Abkhazia.

Slide Show |


The Coffee Republic

A dangerous drift in postwar Abkhazia.

Thomas de Waal |


Iran's Near Abroad

Beset by global sanctions, Iran's leaders go local.

Haley Sweetland Edwards |


Call Off the Great Game

It's time to stop seeing the South Caucasus as a geopolitical chessboard.

Thomas de Waal |


Why Russia Matters

Ten reasons why Washington must engage Moscow.

James F. Collins |


Resetting Georgia

Amid Obama's foreign-policy woes, his subtle handling of Russia’s Tbilisi policy represents a bright spot.

Brian Whitmore |

Photo Essay

Postcards from Hell

Images from the world's most failed states.

Elizabeth Dickinson |


Failed No Longer

How Georgia came back from the brink.

Mikheil Saakashvili |


Finishing the Job

Russia tightens its grip on Georgia's breakaway regions.

Svante E. Cornell |

The List

The List: Five Governments That Deserve to Fail

A number of leaders around the world are on the ropes right now. That's not necessarily a bad thing.

Annie Lowrey |


Don't Forget Georgia

Why one of the United States' staunchest allies still needs its strong support.

David J. Kramer |

Seven Questions

Seven Questions: Georgia's Special Relationship

Georgia's new foreign minister tells FP what his country needs from the United States.

Joshua E. Keating |


Georgia Without the Spin

It’s time for the West to realize that Mikheil Saakashvili is no saint and that Georgia is not quite an innocent victim.

Charles King |