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Georgia’s upcoming local elections would be quite local, indeed, were it not for candidates like Joseph Alexander Smith, the first-ever expat-turned-Georgian-citizen to run for office in the country. His bid for a seat in Tbilisi’s City Council will...
After being propelled into Ukraine over the flimsy resistance of border guards, Georgia’s onetime leader, the stateless politician Mikheil Saakashvili, arrived in Kyiv on September 19 to drum up public support for his fast-escalating battle against...
He’s rammed his way across an international border, rallied cheering supporters and vowed to bring down oligarchs -- that indefatigable post-Soviet revolutionary, Mikheil Saakashvili, is back in action. After inserting himself back into Ukraine on...
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev is in an uncharacteristically charitable mood: on September 11, he pardoned imprisoned travel blogger Alexander Lapshin and ordered the pre-trial release of Mehman Aliyev, editor-in-chief of Azerbaijan’s last...
Chanting “Glory to Ukraine!” and “Misha, Misha, Misha!” a crowd of Mikheil Saakashvili’s male supporters on September 10 broke through a security cordon at a Ukrainian border-point to pull the embattled opposition leader from no-man’s-land between...
Ex-Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili on September 10 found himself stuck in a train in Przemysl, Poland, some 45 kilometers from the Ukrainian border, after railway personnel decided that the Ukrainian-run train could not continue to Ukraine so...
A guilty verdict has been delivered in Georgia’s poisoning conspiracy, an outré case that locally evoked comparisons to everything from the Game of Thrones to the Da Vinci Code. After nearly seven months of investigation and trial, complete with...
Three months have passed, but, still, Azerbaijani reporter Leyla Mustafayeva has no explanation from the Georgian government for how her husband, investigative journalist Afgan Mukhtarli, disappeared from a street in Tbilisi and resurfaced in an...
Tbilisi asking enemy Russia for help in putting out a devastating, seven-day-long wildfire has kindled a national debate in Georgia about putting pragmatism before patriotism in the face of disaster. The blaze that kept the entire country on...
Azerbaijan has detected something of a national security breach. And this time it comes via a lipstick collection carrying Armenian-American television star Kim Kardashian West’s brand name (KKW) and sold to unsuspecting Azerbaijanis.   For a...