Olympic games


The Olympics for Abkhazia: Dreams and Reality

Despite expectations for major gains, Abkhazia, squeezed between the Russian Federation and Georgia, has undergone no substantive changes in the run-up to the Olympics in nearby Sochi.

By Akhra Smyr

The South Caucasus: The Limits of a Resurgent Russia

For the last several years, Russia has significantly increased and consolidated its power and influence in the South Caucasus. Although this process was most obvious in 2008, in the wake of the Russian-Georgian war, subsequent moves by Moscow have reinforced this trend.

By Richard Giragosian

Olympian Angst

The International Olympic Committee's (IOC) decision to hold the February 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi was met with an ambiguous reaction in Georgia.

By Ivlian Haindrava