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Despite mass demonstrations in Georgia against the seemingly pro-Russian “foreign agents” law in March and growing Russian trade turnover following the start of the war in Ukraine, the government in Tbilisi remains dedicated to joining the EU.
Since communism collapsed and Georgia achieved independence, we have only too often witnessed an ambivalence about the country's future direction among its ruling elites.
Two days of mass protest have forced the ruling Georgian Dream party to back down and withdraw a proposed “foreign agents” law, which would brand NGOs and media that receive more than 20% of their income from abroad.
French President Emmanuel Macron is in Africa. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has just been to Central Asia before visiting India, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has just completed a tour of Africa, India and the Caucasus.
In 1986, I wrote a thesis on Soviet decision-making behind military interventions in Eastern Europe as well as American responses to them. Tragically, this topic is still relevant today.
Doctors say that if the Georgian ex-president continues to lose weight in prison, he will become bedridden and his body will face irreversible damage.
"If the EU institutions do not ensure that the progress achieved by Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia [is] fully impartial, they will be doing them a disservice. Their path towards Europeanisation must not be subjectivised or romanticised."
There is a high risk of a renewed outbreak of fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia, and only a slight chance of a peace deal that settles the status of the ethnic Armenian enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh within Azerbaijan.
US-based toxicologist says that "testing has revealed the presence of heavy metals" in former president's body.
Former president remains in a detention that one of his lawyers has called a "death sentence".
Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev was on the road this week making his first diplomatic trips following his re-election and symbolically chose to meet Russia's Putin first, but just as symbolically chose to meet France's Macron the next day.
Sanctioned Alfa Group transfers 7.7% stake and control of famous drinks company to Georgian state.
Media reports at the weekend said that Georgia would not be given candidate status to start negotiations on EU accession at the June 23-24 EU summit.
The ruling party, apparently fed up with President Salome Zurabishvili's outspoken support for Ukraine, now says it will appeal to the Constitutional Court because she has overstepped her duties.
Russia's invasion was born out of a principled decision made by the West not to accept the Kremlin's demands, but there was a pragmatic choice, too, that could have headed off the crisis. Ukraine was never offered Nato membership, so say so.
Western fears of a Russian invasion of Ukraine from Belarus are increasing as Russian troops concentrate in Belarus’ Gomel region. Meanwhile, Zelenskiy is playing down war fears, saying that no war is imminent.
Frozen conflicts along contested borders in the former Soviet space have created levers for Russian influence.
Former president agrees to end protest after he was transferred from a prison hospital, where he claims he was being abused by fellow inmates and not receiving appropriate medical treatment.
The need to refocus the Georgian opposition around both the UNM and – perhaps more importantly – himself, seems to have played a major role in Saakashvili’s return.
With relatively few true success stories in the fight against corruption in emerging Europe, the efforts of the Romanian DNA to bring corrupt officials to book remain one of the few shining lights of the anti-corruption struggle in the region.