Georgia has delivered on democracy. It is now Brussels’ turn
If Georgia’s parliamentary elections of October 2016 were a test of the country’s commitment to democratisation, it passed the ordeal with flying colors. They tested the limits of Europeanisation from above, but likewise showcased a budding Europeanisation from below. Georgians have again legitimised their government’s pro-Western mandate. As a result, Tbilisi has bolstered its position as a tried-and-true partner of the European Union. Both Georgia’s society and institutions continue to affirm an enduring capability for reform. It is now Brussels’ turn to deliver on its end of the bargain.
Turkey’s Opposition Can’t Win Without the Working Class
Kemal Kilicdaroglu, the leader of Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), has a realistic chance of defeating President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the upcoming presidential election on May 14. […]
Promise And Peril In The Caucasus
America’s national security bureaucracy separates the Caucasus and the Middle East into different bureaus, with Central Asia in yet another office. This is part of the reason the U.S. has […]