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CAUCASUS BLOG: Georgia struggles to balance regional realpolitik with EU ambitions

June 7, 2017

Critics allege Tbilisi connived in kidnapping of dissident back to Azerbaijan to curry favour with oil-rich neighbour.

CAUCASUS BLOG: Priests and poison in Georgia

February 23, 2017

The Georgian Orthodox Church has grown ever more powerful since independence but has not always used its influence wisely.

CAUCASUS BLOG: Azerbaijan's 2017 state budget raises more questions than it answers

December 23, 2016

Budget shows the same misguided priorities and lack of transparency as previous years.

CAUCASUS BLOG: Is Georgia better off without Mikheil Saakashvili?

October 14, 2016

“Mikheil Saakashvili is like marmite,” a Georgian friend once told this correspondent. “You either love him or hate him.” If the recent parliamentary election is anything to go by, Georgians might just have had enough of marmite.

CAUCASUS BLOG: Brexit leaves EU’s Eastern Partnership stuck in limbo

July 14, 2016

Brexit might be the final nail in the initiative’s coffin, because the EU will be more concerned with its own survival rather than with keeping its neighbourhood in check.