Tbilisi, Georgia
Foreign affairs

Lithuanian president calls Georgia ‘Eastern Partnership leader’

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė on Friday called Georgia the leader of the EU‘s Eastern Partnership program, urging the country to continue its legal reforms. […]

Mikheil Saakashvili
Foreign affairs

Georgia’s ex-president Saakashvili attends Vilnius protest of Georgia occupation

A protest action against occupation of Georgia’s territories was held in a square in front of the Russian Embassy in Vilnius on Tuesday, attended by Georgia’s former president Mikheil Saakashvili, Lithuania’s first post-independence leader Vytautas Landsbergis and some MPs. […]

Alexander Lukashenko

Europe’s last dictator comes in from the cold

Lukashenko’s fortunes have changed. Once known as “Europe’s last dictator,” he has won friends in Europe, while antagonizing his traditional ally, Russia. It’s a situation that has left the Kremlin in a difficult positon: should it punish Belarus for its pro-Western tendencies? Or should it continue to prop up the Belarusian economy rather than risk further unrest in the region? […]

Stephen Nix. Photo IRI

Opinion: Renewing the Transatlantic commitment to democracy

The dangerous actions by Russia and Vladimir Putin pose the greatest challenge to security and democracy since WWII. This applies not only to the countries within Eurasia, but to our post-war vision of a Europe whole, free and at peace. While not necessarily a return to the Cold War, the current situation nevertheless has brought a clear competition of ideologies to the forefront: democracies founded on free elections, accountable governance and rule of law versus authoritarian ideals of “managed democracy.” […]

Russian forces in South Ossetia

Opinion: A new test from Russia

A couple of days ago, on 10 July, news came that two new border signs sprang up in Georgia, declaring that here begins the “border of South Ossetia“. One of the signs moved about 300 metres from its original position into the zone controlled by Tbilisi, the other sign progressed forwards by about a kilometre. The new marking took away about ten hectares of territory from Georgia. […]

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Foreign affairs

Lithuania doesn’t want confrontation with Russia, Linkevičius says

Lithuania does not want confrontation with Russia, but Moscow must stick to agreements, Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius says. […]