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  1. February 28, 2014

    Crimea tensions echo Georgia of 2008

    With armed men taking over Crimean airports, Russian helicopters flying low over the peninsula and Russian marines...

  2. February 17, 2014

    Georgian conviction of Saakashvili ally raises fears over justice

    Georgia’s former prime minister has been sentenced to five years in prison on charges of embezzlement and abuse of office,...

  1. beyondbrics

    December 13, 2013

    Georgia's Christmas trees: best in the world but of little benefit to Georgia

    Mikheil Saakashvili, the Georgian president ousted at October’s elections after a decade of liberal market reform, had mixed...

  2. October 28, 2013

    Georgia elects ally of Ivanishvili to become president

    An ally of Georgia’s billionaire premier Bidzina Ivanishvili has won an overwhelming victory in presidential elections,...

  3. October 27, 2013

    Saakashvili likely to face questioning, says Georgia PM

    Georgia’s billionaire premier, Bidzina Ivanishvili, has said there is a “high probability” president Mikheil Saakashvili...

  4. October 25, 2013

    Saakashvili era ends as Georgia heads for presidential poll

    Georgia will this weekend bring down the curtain on the era of Mikheil Saakashvili, who led its pro-democracy Rose...

  5. May 23, 2013

    Trials in Tbilisi

    Georgian democracy looks ever more fragile under Bidzina Ivanishvili, its billionaire prime minister. Dozens of people...

  6. May 21, 2013

    Former Georgia prime minister charged with corruption

    A former Georgian prime minister has been arrested on corruption charges in a move that may rekindle international concerns...

  7. beyondbrics

    May 10, 2013

    Georgia: Tata in $700m hydro scheme

    India’s Tata Power has agreed to invest in two hydroelectric projects in Georgia that will help the impoverished South...

  8. February 10, 2013

    Tbilisi clashes delay president’s speech

    Georgia’s president has called for urgent talks with Bidzina Ivanishvili, the billionaire prime minister, after violent...

  9. February 4, 2013

    Georgian wine to flow as Russia lifts ban

    Georgian wine and mineral water are poised to return to Russian shops and restaurants after a seven-year absence, marking...

  10. December 18, 2012

    Power play keeps Romania in spotlight

    He has called him a “compulsive liar” and said he would never back him as premier. Yet Traian Basescu, Romania’s president,...

  11. The A-List

    December 5, 2012

    Like Georgia, Japan has plenty to fear from a powerful neighbour

    Shintaro Ishihara, the former governor of Tokyo, recently unveiled a new political party which, he says, will help build a...

  12. December 4, 2012

    Georgia’s president asks premier for talks

    Georgia’s president Mikheil Saakashvili has called on the country’s billionaire prime minister to end a political stand-off...

  13. November 25, 2012

    ‘Witch-hunt’ claims hit Georgia politics

    Allies of President Mikheil Saakashvili have accused Georgia’s new billionaire-led government of pursuing a witch-hunt...

  14. October 26, 2012

    The forging of Georgia

    Edge of Empires: A History of Georgia, by Donald Rayfield, Reaktion Books, RRP£35, 512 pages This month’s parliamentary...

  15. October 26, 2012

    Georgia’s billionaire premier

    In dazzling sunshine on the final Saturday of September, an immense crowd gathered in Tbilisi. It filled central Freedom...

  16. The World

    October 22, 2012

    Georgia: living the Dream?

    Georgia's President Mikheil Saakashvili (L) shakes hands with Bidzina Ivanishvili (R) on October 9 (Vano Shlamov/AFP/Getty)...

  17. beyondbrics

    October 5, 2012

    Georgia: Ivanishvili's economic dream

    Many headlines surrounding the shock victory of Bidzina Ivanishvili’s opposition alliance in Georgia’s elections have...

  18. October 3, 2012

    Ivanishvili promises to defend democracy

    Georgia’s billionaire premier-in-waiting Bidzina Ivanishvili has said the country’s democratic gains since the 2003 Rose...

  19. The World

    October 2, 2012

    In the Picture: Ivanishvili triumphs in Georgia

    Bidzina Ivanishvili speaking at his residence in Tbilisi in October 2011. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili Until last year, many...

  20. October 2, 2012

    Ivanishvili faces obstacles to new era

    When Mikheil Saakashvili and his supporters carried roses through the streets of Tbilisi in the peaceful revolution of 2003,...

  21. October 2, 2012

    Georgia’s milestone

    Two decades after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Georgia has passed an important milestone in its journey towards...

  22. October 2, 2012

    Georgia’s Rose revolution will not wilt

    Now that Mikheil Saakashvili has lost the Georgian parliamentary election, some will pronounce the “Rose” revolution dead...

  23. beyondbrics

    October 2, 2012

    New York headlines

    * Saakashvili concedes poll defeat in Georgia * Kingfisher in ‘partial lockout’ of staff * Samsung files lawsuit over iPhone...

  24. beyondbrics

    October 2, 2012

    [snap] Saakashvili concedes poll defeat

    Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili on Tuesday conceded defeat for his UNM party in the country’s parliamentary election,...

  25. October 2, 2012

    Saakashvili concedes defeat in Georgia

    The billionaire businessman set to be Georgia’s next prime minister has pledged to rebuild relations with Russia while also...

  26. October 1, 2012

    Tbilisi tense as Georgians vote

    Georgians are voting in parliamentary elections that pose the biggest electoral test for the pro-western government of the...

  27. September 30, 2012

    Georgia opposition sees support surge

    Georgia’s opposition appeared to be enjoying a big surge in support on the eve of Monday’s parliamentary elections, after...

  28. September 28, 2012

    Saakashvili warns on Georgian democracy

    President Mikheil Saakashvili has said Georgian democracy is at risk unless his party prevails over a billionaire-led...

  29. September 26, 2012

    Saakashvili’s choice

    Ever since he came to power in Georgia’s “Rose revolution” in 2003, Mikheil Saakashvili has generally basked in western...

  30. September 18, 2012

    Billionaire challenges Georgia’s leader

    For eight years Bidzina Ivanishvili has spent much of his time looking down on Tbilisi from a $50m glass and stainless steel...

  31. beyondbrics

    November 2, 2011

    Russia/WTO: what's in it for Georgia?

    By Isabel Gorst and Stefan Wagstyl With Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili (pictured) seemingly ready to drop his...

  32. May 26, 2011

    Two killed as police break up Georgia protest

    Two people were killed in Georgia as riot police cleared anti-government protestors from central Tbilisi ahead of a military...

  33. February 14, 2011

    Arab wave unlikely to hit former Soviet states

    The jubilant scenes on Cairo’s Tahrir Square that greeted the fall of Hosni Mubarak have been likened to those that...

  34. December 8, 2010

    Georgia links Russian officer to bombings

    In a move that is expected to worsen tensions with Russia, Georgia accused a Russian military officer of organising a series...

  35. July 1, 2010

    Clinton’s visit puts freedoms in spotlight

    The trip to Ukraine by Hillary Clinton, US secretary of state, starting on Friday is intended to deepen US relations with...

  36. May 27, 2010

    Globish

    Globish, by Robert McCrum, Viking £20 310 pages, FT Bookshop price: £16The word “Globish” was coined in 1995 by Jean-Paul...

  37. February 23, 2010

    US weighs Tbilisi transit proposal

    The US said yesterday it would carefully consider an offer from Georgia to use its territory as a transit route for weapons...

  38. The World

    February 19, 2010

    Did Dick Cheney want to start a war with Russia?

    Yesterday morning I went to a journalists’ breakfast in London with Mikheil Saakashvili, the president of Georgia. The last...

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