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Caught in a surreal bubble of statelessness, former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has pledged to return to Ukraine from his forced exile in New York and take on those who have tried to get rid of him. But first, he needs to figure out his...
Choosing a cab has become an increasingly geopolitically tricky decision in the ex-Soviet world after Uber and Yandex set up a joint ride-hailing service in Russia and its neighborhood. About two weeks ago, US taxi-hailing pioneer Uber and its...
An ethnically diverse historic neighborhood in Tbilisi has become the battlefield for an ongoing cultural war in Georgia over minorities’ rights, with two demonstrations – one by ultranationalists, the second against them --  pounding the...
Donald Trump, Junior’s much-scrutinized “Russian” meeting has a broadening Caucasus dimension to it. Enter Irakli Kaveladze, a Georgian-born businessman who, US media outlets have reported, attended the Trump campaign’s sit-down with a high-profile...
Carrying crosses, icons and flags, hundreds of Georgians marched through an increasingly Middle Eastern retail district in downtown Tbilisi on July 14 to call for an end to Muslim immigration. Police, journalists and bystanders urged bewildered...
Azerbaijani-Russian pop star Emin Agalarov has landed on the American political stage pretty much the same way that he descended from the sky during his 2012 Eurovision Song Contest performance -- out of nowhere. Still, perhaps it's only fitting...
For the first time ever, a foreign citizen who visited breakaway Nagorno Karabakh, the Caucasus’ main flashpoint, is now on trial in Azerbaijan for allegedly violating the country’s borders. Its outcome could have serious implications for how far...
This Sunday, just as Georgia was caught up in another national debate about its constitutional future -- is it going to be a parliamentary republic, a presidential republic or a little bit of both? -- a voice from above pitched the idea of a...
Already featuring a record-length cableway, Armenia plans to launch the world’s longest, nearly 2.7-kilometer-long zip line this summer to rope in more tourists.   Its ancient cultural heritage, which, incidentally, includes the world’s...
It only took so much time before Azerbaijan blamed Armenia for the scandalous abduction of an Azerbaijani journalist from Georgia, even though a senior Azerbaijani parliament member had just said that it was the Georgian and Azerbaijani...