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 |