Opinion

The rise and fall of Mikheil Saakashvili

The Saakashvili saga exemplifies how easily one can stray from democratic promise to semi-authoritarian rabble rousing.

Peter Zalmayev

by Peter Zalmayev
- Lincoln Mitchell

Peter Zalmayev

Ukraine

Saakashvili deported from Ukraine after 'kidnapping'

Mikheil Saakashvili, a Ukrainian opposition leader and a former president of Georgia, says he has been kidnapped in Kiev and sent to Poland. Security footage showed Saakashvili being dragged from a restaurant by men in military uniforms.

Ukraine

What's behind Mikheil Saakashvili's Ukraine ordeal?

Ukraine deports opposition leader Mikheil Saakashvili to Poland, months after stripping him of Ukrainian citizenship.

What's behind Mikheil Saakashvili's Ukraine ordeal?

UpFront

Saakashvili: I 'crossed the paths of oligarchs'

We asked former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili about being stateless and possible extradition.

UpFront

Why is a former Georgian president now a fugitive?

We ask Mikheil Saakashvili about being stateless and talk to Ilhan Omar about Donald Trump.

Ukraine

Ukraine trying to 'get rid' of me: Saakashvili

Former Georgian leader Mikheil Saakashvili says Ukraine is trying to 'get rid' of him for anti-corruption campaigning.

Ukraine

Ukraine authorities to appeal Saakashvili's release

Court decision to free Ukraine's opposition leader is unacceptable to prosecutor general who seeks pre-trial detention.

Ukraine authorities to appeal Saakashvili's release

Inside Story

Is Ukraine's struggle about corruption or power?

Anti-corruption campaigner Mikheil Saakashvili is back in police custody for the second time this week.

Ukraine

Ex-Georgia leader held in Ukraine, starts hunger strike

Former president of Georgia says he has gone on hunger strike following his re-arrest in Ukraine's capital.

Ukraine

Mikheil Saakashvili re-arrested in Ukraine

Mikheil Saakashvili was re-arrested in Ukraine, four days after his supporters freed him from a police van.

Georgia

Is Georgia tolerant of its Muslim minority?

A large number of people see Islam as alien to the Georgian national identity.

Ethnic Georgian Muslims in a Christian-dominated nation

Ukraine

Ukraine: Saakashvili supporters free him from police

Former Georgian president was accused of criminal activities with police raiding his home and chaos ensuing.

Mikheil Saakashvili freed by supporters in Ukraine

ISIS

Georgia kills suspected leader of Istanbul attack

Chechen Akhmed Chatayev was the mastermind of the 2016 Istanbul airport attack, according to Turkish authorities.

Georgia kills suspected leader of Istanbul attack

Georgia

Georgia warms to China's Belt and Road initiative

Tbilisi hosts forum on Xi Jinping's development strategy, seeking to secure transit hub role between Europe and Asia.

Georgia eyes gains in China's Belt and Road initiative

South Ossetia

Georgia's breakaway South Ossetia hands over prisoner

Three-way deal sees a man released by South Ossetia in exchange for Tbilisi's prisoner from another breakaway Abkhazia.

South Ossetia in three-way prisoner swap with Tbilisi