A Caucasus Border Dispute Brings Back Memories of War

Sep 24, 2019

The South Caucasus region remains politically unstable, and ongoing developments offer tinges of events that resulted in the 2008 Russo-Georgian War. South Ossetia, a breakaway region of Georgia recognized by Russia (and a handful of others) as an independent republic, finds itself yet again...

An Election Brings Abkhazia Back into Focus

Aug 23, 2019

The disputed existence of the breakaway republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia has come into focus again in the context of the ongoing diplomatic dispute between Russia and Georgia and the August anniversary of the 2008 Russo-Georgian War. Abkhazia remains at the heart of discussions because...

The Midterm Elections Are Not over in Georgia

Nov 15, 2018

The midterm elections have provided convincing reasons to fear for democracy in the US. The Daily Devil's Dictionary explains. The US midterm elections took place on November 6. But, as is becoming a pattern, they are not yet over, at least in the states of Georgia and Florida. Emulating...

Will Trade Bring Reunification or Annexation to South Ossetia?

Jul 30, 2018

The South Caucasus must shift away from geopolitical antagonism and focus on productive developments that leave questions of political legitimacy for later. The Syrian government’s recognition of independence of the de facto republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia was predictable. It is widely...

Detained in Georgia: A Living Nightmare

These are the cruel but usual conditions inside two Georgia immigration detention centers. Paul is a Nigerian asylum-seeker who was until recently detained at the Irwin County Detention Center in Georgia. (“Paul” is a pseudonym to protect his safety.) Paul is 36 years old and was healthy...