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Georgia: US Works to Counter Russian Narratives

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 22:58
Copyright show:  No Using means like television programs, fact-checking websites, and book clubs, the United States government is combatting what it sees as a Russia-directed disinformation campaign aimed at getting Georgians to abandon their Western geopolitical orientation.   read more

Georgia: Trump Administration Boosting Military Aid

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 22:30
Copyright show:  No The United States is stepping up its military aid to Georgia as Washington searches for new ways to encourage Georgians to continue on their pro-Western path in spite of ever-receding hopes of joining NATO.   read more

The Many Languages of Islam in the Caucasus

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 22:41
Copyright show:  No While visiting Georgia’s Pankisi Gorge towards the end of the second Chechen War (1999-2009), what struck me most was the large number of Christian graves that resembled Muslim tombstones. I was also struck by the Georgian inscriptions on Muslim tombstones. The images on these tombstones encapsulate the story of Islam in the Caucasus. read more

Bolshevik Squabbles Still Shape the Caucasus

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 18:36
Copyright show:  No At the end of Leon Avenue, in the capital of Abkhazia – a city which because of the violent politics of the 20 th century is variously called Sukhum, Sukhumi or Sokhumi – stands the elegant white Hotel Ritsa, overlooking the Black Sea.   read more

Full Steam Ahead: Long-Awaited Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Opens

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 20:47
Copyright show:  No The launch of a new railway in the South Caucasus has the potential to attract foreign investment and boost trade, as well as encourage political cooperation in a region fraught with conflict. But can the railway deliver as envisioned?   read more

Gender and the Bolsheviks: A Contested Legacy

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 19:20
Copyright show:  No Since the disintegration of the Soviet Union, one of the most contested aspects of its legacy is communism’s supposed emancipation of women.   read more

Georgia Keeping Its Land Off-Limits for Foreigners

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 20:51
Copyright show:  No Every month Yuriy embarks on a 17-hour drive from Donetsk to Tbilisi, crossing the tense borders between the Ukrainian war zone and Georgia. He presents an array of identification papers – a Ukrainian passport, a Russian passport and Ukrainian separatist-issued documents – to get through the various checkpoints.   read more

Catalan Violence Tarnishes European Values in Post-Soviet View

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 02:57
Copyright show:  No EurasiaNet Commentary The use of heavy-handed tactics by police to disrupt the Catalan referendum on October 1 was more than simply an internal Spanish or European matter. It sent a powerful and damaging message to those living in countries and territories across the former Soviet Union that are experiencing high levels of sectional or interethnic tension.   read more

Tracing the Roots of Russia’s Hybrid Warfare Tactics

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 21:42
Copyright show:  No Russia popularized the concept of “hybrid warfare” starting with its 2014 annexation of Crimea. But this new form of projecting power actually dates back to the conflict between Russia and Georgia in 2008, when the Kremlin was able to experiment with elements of hybrid warfare and learned basic lessons later applied in Ukraine.   read more

Expert Opinions, Episode 3: Looking at Luxury Real Estate’s Money Laundering Role

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 19:17
Editors' Picks:  No A podcast from the Harriman Institute at Columbia University.   read more

Abkhazia: Memory of War Still Looms Large

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 20:55
Copyright show:  No Abkhazians will commemorate Victory Day on September 30, marking the day in 1993 that the last remaining Georgian troops fled across the Enguri River, and Abkhazia began its life as a quasi-independent state.   read more