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July 23, 2009

Ukraine
Delivering Tough Love to Ukraine, Georgia

Veteran Eurasia expert Steven Pifer says Vice President Joseph Biden’s trip to Ukraine and Georgia was meant to balance President Barack Obama’s Moscow summit earlier in the month, but in both countr…

October 10, 2012

Georgia
Georgia’s New Leader Looks West

Billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili, whose party won last week’s parliamentary elections in Georgia, will forge a foreign policy based on pragmatism, not ideology, says RFE/RL’s Elizabeth Fuller.

September 3, 2008

Russia
Hunter: Russia is Long Run ‘Loser’ in Georgia Conflict

Robert E. Hunter, a former U.S. Ambassador to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, says Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili miscalculated by sending troops into South Ossetia in mid-August, but…

August 11, 2008

Georgia
Georgia-Russia Clash: A ‘Bump’ or ‘Fork’ in Road?

Stephen Sestanovich, CFR’s top Russia expert,says the fighting between Georgia and Russia is more a “war” than a “conflict,” and could have far-reaching consequences.

November 24, 2008

Ukraine
NATO Foreign Ministers Unlikely to Push Georgia, Ukraine Membership

Robert E. Hunter, who was U.S. ambassador to NATO during the Clinton administration, says he does not expect NATO foreign ministers to enlarge the alliance to include Georgia or Ukraine at the next m…

August 25, 2008

Georgia
Russia’s Offensive in Georgia a Signal to NATO to Stay Away from Its ’Space’

F. Stephen Larrabee, an expert on NATO and Eastern Europe, says Russia’s invasion of Georgia was an effort to limit "Western influence into the former Soviet space."

April 24, 2008

Russia
Fuller: Russia May be Seeking ‘Joint State’ of Abkhazia-Georgia

Elizabeth Fuller, an expert on Georgian affairs, says Russia may be promoting joint states as a solution to some frozen conflicts in its sphere of influence.

October 4, 2006

Russia
Sestanovich: Russia-Georgia Spat ’Part of a Much Bigger Confrontation’

Stephen Sestanovich, a Clinton administration expert on the former Soviet Union, says the crisis between Russia and Georgia plays to deep-seated fears in both countries and could build to the point w…

August 16, 2017

Radicalization and Extremism
What Is the Far Right’s Threat to National Security?

Armed protests in Charlottesville highlight how the U.S. government has long devoted insufficient resources toward countering domestic far-right movements.

A militia member rallies in Charlottesville.

May 19, 2016

Turkey
Humanitarian Summit Shines Spotlight on Turkey

Turkey was selected to host the World Humanitarian Summit in recognition of its generous foreign assistance and refugee policies, but it comes as the country pursues increasingly illiberal policies, …