By Clara Weiss, 29 June 2019
The Western-backed anti-Russian protests in Tiflis are bound up with the escalating US war drive against Iran, which threatens to draw in the entire Caucasus region.
By Nick Barrickman, 6 July 2016
There is ample evidence that the unholy alliance of US intelligence agencies with anti-Russian jihadist elements in the North Caucasus has produced at least one fatal terror attack within the borders of the United States.
By Thomas Gaist, 14 March 2016
The Georgian militant’s career exemplifies the close ties between US imperialism and its supposed enemies in the Islamic State.
By Alex Lantier, 3 April 2014
The NATO military alliance is provocatively seeking to install its forces on Russia’s borders.
By Andrea Peters, 15 August 2013
Russia’s north Caucasus is wracked by ongoing violence centered in the federal republic of Dagestan.
By Clara Weiss, 19 December 2012
Conflicts within the ruling class have intensified after parliamentary elections held last October.
By Clara Weiss, 3 October 2012
Incumbent Georgian President Saakashvili conceded defeat in the parliamentary elections held Monday.
By Andrea Peters, 25 May 2011
Ongoing anti-government protests in the country of Georgia have resulted in confrontations with police and the arrest of oppositionists.
By Niall Green, 6 December 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.
By Niall Green, 17 March 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.
By Niall Green, 6 October 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.
Georgian attack unjustifiable under international law
By Niall Green, 2 October 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
By Niall Green, 7 August 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.
By Niall Green, 31 July 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.
By Niall Green, 23 July 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.
By Niall Green, 4 July 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.
By Markus Salzmann, 15 April 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.
13 November 2008
A selection of recent letters sent to the World Socialist Web Site.
By Simon Whelan, 10 November 2008
Journalists working for the BBC have unearthed evidence of Georgian war crimes against South Ossetian civilians.
8 November 2008
The New York Times on Friday carried a front-page article citing a report by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, whose monitors were in Georgia when the fighting broke out, which demolishes the official US account of the August 2008 Russian-Georgian war, according to which the war was an act of Russian aggression.
By Jordan Shilton, 6 October 2008
The war between Russia and Georgia has greatly increased tensions, not only in the immediate region but throughout the world. Scandinavia is no exception.
Balkanisation of the Caucasus
By Peter Schwarz, 13 September 2008
The true class orientation of a party is often revealed in the way it reacts to important political events—by its ability to evaluate new developments and to provide a correct political orientation.
The “Straits Question”
By Sinan Ikinci and Peter Schwarz, 9 September 2008
Given the proximity of Turkey to Georgia and its intense economic and political involvement in the region, the Turkish government’s reaction to the conflict between Georgia and Russia has been remarkably muted.
3 September 2008
The following is a selection of recent letters sent to the World Socialist Web Site.
By Peter Schwarz, 2 September 2008
“Admonishment for Russia, money for Georgia.” In these words, European Union circles described the program of the EU special summit, held yesterday in Brussels under the auspices of France’s presidency of the EU.
By Julie Hyland and Chris Marsden, 1 September 2008
A build-up of naval forces is underway in the Black Sea, involving both NATO and Russian ships. The provocative actions by the US-led military coalition create the danger of a clash with potentially catastrophic consequences.