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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...
Many Georgians perceive the recent kidnapping of Azerbaijani journalist Afgan Mukhtarli from Tbilisi as a breach of Georgia's venerated hospitality traditions, on a par with an attack on free media and national...
As the trial of abducted Azerbaijani journalist Afgan Mukhtarli opened in Baku, protesters on May 31 gathered in Tbilisi to demand that the Georgian government explain how the reporter had managed to disappear from the Georgian capital and somehow...
The murky disappearance of an Azerbaijani journalist from Tbilisi and his sudden reappearance in Baku have deepened concerns that Georgia, for all its reputation as a developing democracy, may, in fact, be helping its authoritarian neighbor,...
A shuttered television station in Azerbaijan has asked the revered Azerbaijani President Heydar Aliyev to put in a good word for the channel with his son, the current President Ilham Aliyev, so that it can return to broadcasting. One minor problem...
Just as its largest, government-owned bank defaults on its liabilities, Azerbaijan is shelling out on grand, lavishly mounted sports events and international celebrities, with no end in sight. The Islamic Solidarity Games, a ten-day, multi-sport...
The tiny Pacific microstate of Nauru may lose US financial support after President Donald Trump banned the provision of federal funds to countries supportive of Georgia’s “Russian-occupied territories.”   A spending law, signed by Trump on May...
It’s a case with all the features of a period thriller: priests, poison and a supposed curse. And now, the trial of a senior Georgian Orthodox Church cleric for alleged attempted murder has taken on another characteristic of a whodunit -- a heavy...