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Fierce clashes follow elections in Georgia

By Clara Weiss, December 19, 2012

Conflicts inside the ruling class have intensified after October 1 parliamentary elections.

Incumbent President Saakashvili’s party defeated in Georgian election

By Clara Weiss, October 3, 2012

Incumbent Georgian President Saakashvili conceded defeat in the parliamentary elections held Monday.

Anti-government protests continue in Georgia

By Andrea Peters, May 25, 2011

Ongoing anti-government protests in the country of Georgia have resulted in confrontations with police and the arrest of oppositionists.

WikiLeaks exposes US cover-up of Georgian attack on South Ossetia

By Niall Green, December 6, 2010

Leaked State Department documents show the US embassy in Tbilisi issued one-sided reports to bolster Georgian claims in the August 2008 war with Russia.

Georgia: “Invasion” hoax used to whip up anti-Russian fears

By Niall Green, March 17, 2010

A pro-regime television news broadcast in the former Soviet republic of Georgia, depicting Russian forces invading the country, was an effort to portray the Georgian opposition as traitorous and encourage anti-Russian sentiment.

New York Times: “everyone to blame” in Russia-Georgia war

By Niall Green, October 6, 2009

A New York Times editorial attempts to portray the recent report by EU investigators, which found the Georgian government legally responsible for initiating the conflict, as a vindication of the newspaper’s own biased coverage in August 2008.

EU report states Georgia started 2008 war with Russia

Georgian attack unjustifiable under international law

By Niall Green, October 2, 2009

Following a 10-month investigation, a European Union report has found Georgia the aggressor in its 2008 war with Russia, directly refuting claims made not only by the Georgia government, but also by its backers in Washington and the US media.

One year since Russian-Georgian war

Georgia remains focus of Washington-Moscow tensions

By Niall Green, August 7, 2009

On August 7 last year, long escalating tensions between Russia and the former Soviet republic of Georgia erupted into full-scale war. One year on from the war, tensions between the two sides remain high.

Violence increases in Russia’s Caucasus republics

By Niall Green, July 31, 2009

A recent spike in violence between Russian security forces and local militants indicates that Moscow has no plans to loosen its military grip in the North Caucasus.

US Vice President Biden visits Ukraine and Georgia

By Niall Green, July 23, 2009

US Vice President Biden visited the former Soviet republics of Ukraine and Georgia this week. Despite recent concessions in certain strategic areas, Biden’s tour is a warning to Moscow that Washington retains strong interests in the region.

The Mousavi campaign in Iran and the lessons of past “color revolutions”

By Niall Green, July 4, 2009

The political movement of defeated Iranian presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi, named the “Green Wave” due to its campaign color, has striking parallels with the US-backed “color revolutions” in the former Soviet republics of Georgia and Ukraine.

Georgia: Mass protests highlight political crisis in the Caucasus

By Markus Salzmann, April 15, 2009

The justified anger of broad layers of the Georgian population against its right-wing, corrupt government only finds a very distorted expression in the current protests being led by an opposition alliance recruited in the main from former Saakashvili supporters.