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Georgia: Reluctant Host for Azerbaijani Dissidents?.

Copyright show: No For years, Georgia has been a safe harbor for dissidents seeking to escape persecution from authorities in neighboring Azerbaijan. But in recent months, a number of high-profile Azerbaijani opposition activists have been denied residency permits in Georgia, prompting accusations that Tbilisi is ...

- Economic Policy Institute - US

Opposition Parties, Some Parliament Deputies Sound Alarm Over New Abkhaz-Russian Agreement.

The March parliamentary elections in Georgia's breakaway region of Abkhazia have not assuaged the profound mistrust and antagonism between the various opposition forces and the leadership.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Azerbaijan, Turkey discuss military cooperation.

Azerbaijan's Defense Minister, Colonel General Zakir Hasanov has met with his Turkish counterpart Fikri Isik in Batumi, Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry reported on May 23.

- AzerNews - AZ

Azerbaijani, Georgian, Turkish defense ministers meet in Batumi.

- Today.Az - AZ

Georgian Foreign Ministry Draws Line Under Criticism of EU Envoy.

Herbert Salber has been the target of outraged criticism from across the Georgian political spectrum for remarks he is reported to have made during a visit on May 16 to Georgia's breakaway region of South Ossetia.

- Radio Free Europe - US

The Sovereign Recognition Game: Has Nauru Overplayed Its Hand?.

In recognizing Abkhazia and South Ossetia, Nauru drew Russian funds. Can U.S. pressure flip Nauru's choice?

- The Diplomat - US

World's Smallest Island-Nation May Lose US Aid Over Georgia's Breakaways.

The tiny Pacific microstate of Nauru may lose US financial support after President Donald Trump banned the provision of federal funds to countries supportive of Georgia's Russian-occupied territories.' A spending law, signed by Trump on May 5 and much welcomed by Tbilisi, says that countries that recognize breakaway ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Saakashvili Gearing Up for Third Political Act.

Editors' Picks: No 051017saak.jpg A EurasiaNet Interview with Mikheil Saakashvili

- EurasiaNet - US

No Ticket to Ride: Georgia Blocks Pro-Kremlin Biker Brigade.

The last time a large group of Russian vehicles, revving their engines, rolled into Georgia it was 2008 and a full-fledged invasion. This time, it's Harley Davidsons, not BMP-2s, but, with hostility toward Russia still running strong, the Georgian government has opted to keep the bikers at bay. On May 3, it denied entry to ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Georgia/Abkhazia/South Ossetia: More than 30 gravesites to be excavated in search for missing people.

News release | The International Committee of the Red Cross is about to begin another round of excavations in search of the remains of people who went missing during and after the armed conflicts that took place in the 1990s and in August 2008.