Tagged: Caucasus

Georgia claims Russia attacked it again

Georgia claims Russia attacked it again

Georgia is claiming that Russia has attacked its territory, after a bomb or missile was launched at the village of Tsitelubani yesterday.  Whatever it was, it didn’t explode. “Our radars show that these jets...

Putin offers to work on joint missile shield

Putin offers to work on joint missile shield

So, after spending the past few weeks ratcheting up the pressure, Putin has made an about turn and offered to work on a ‘joint’ missile shield with the United States. Details of exactly how...

Georgia to send 2,000 soldiers to Iraq

Georgia to send 2,000 soldiers to Iraq

Georgia is to more than double the size of its forces in Iraq, from 850 to 2,000.  The increase will make Georgia the fourth largest contributor of troops to the Coalition in Iraq, behind the US, UK...

Oil wars

Oil wars

It looks as though Russia’s neighbours have made a New Year’s resolution for 2007 – to demonstrate to Russia that they too can flex their energy muscles. In the past few days: Belarus have...

Two post-Soviet elections

It’s been a busy weekend for post-Soviet election watchers with not one, but two elections taking place – a referendum on a new constitution in Nagorno-Karabakh, and a Presidential election in Transdniester. Nagorno Karabah...

Is Nagorno Karabagh a state?

Is Nagorno Karabagh a state?

Over at Blogrel, Katy has sparked a debate about whether Nagorno Karabagh is really a state or not: Why do I ask? Well, if NK doesn’t become part of Armenia and ends up being...

Russia withdraws first troops from Georgia

Russia withdraws first troops from Georgia

Following an agreement in May, Russia has finally begun withdrawing from its Georgian base at Batumi.  The first convoy of troops and equipment left on Saturday.  Befitting any Russian military action, all has not...

Russian solider tried to assassinate President Bush

Russian solider tried to assassinate President Bush

Remember how someone threw a hand grenade at George Bush during his recent visit to Georgia?  Well, now the Georgian authorities look to have found the culprit and, according to Mosnews, he might be...