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Tue, May 7, 2019

Anti-LGBT Facebook Posts Proliferate in Georgia Before Tbilisi Pride

Anti-Western and far-right Facebook pages began to disseminate anti-LGBT content following the announcement of Georgia’s first-ever large-scale pride event.

Article by Eto Buziashvili

Disinformation English

Thu, May 2, 2019

Armenia Assailed by Deceptive “Fact-Checking” Groups, Part 2: The Coordination

Two Armenian Facebook pages masqueraded as impartial fact-checking organizations to discredit the government of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.

Article by Zarine Kharazian, Eto Buziashvili, and Yulia Reshitko

Civil Society Disinformation

Thu, May 2, 2019

Armenia Assailed by Deceptive “Fact-Checking” Groups, Part 1: The Players

The DFRLab has uncovered a sophisticated influence operation with the aim of discrediting Nikol Pashinyan and his supporters under the hashtag #SutNikol.

Article by Zarine Kharazian, Eto Buziashvili, and Yulia Reshitko

Civil Society Disinformation

Mon, Aug 6, 2018

Russian Prime Minister Threatens Conflict If Georgia Joins NATO

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Monday that any future NATO decision to admit Georgia to its ranks could trigger “a terrible conflict”

NATOSource by Andrew Osborn, Reuters

NATO Russia

Fri, Jul 20, 2018

Putin Warns NATO Against Closer Ties with Ukraine and Georgia

Excerpt from speech by Russian President Vladimir Putin, July 19, 2018.

NATOSource by Vladimir Putin and Reuters

NATO Russia

Tue, Jul 17, 2018

Wilson Testifies Before the US Helsinki Commission on “Russia’s Occupation of Georgia and the Erosion of the International Order”

Russia’s Occupation of Georgia and the Erosion of the International Order Testimony beforeThe Commission on Security and Cooperation in EuropeU.S. Helsinki Commission Damon M. WilsonExecutive Vice PresidentAtlantic Council Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 124 Time: 11:00 A.M.Date: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 View the full testimony here WILSON: Chairman Wicker, Co-Chairman Smith, Ranking Member Cardin, Ranking […]

Testimony by David Wemer

Russia The Caucasus

Mon, Apr 22, 2019

US international broadcasting: recommendations from the Eurasian experience

Russian information operations are carefully curated for each country that Moscow targets. For their own citizens, Russian media describe their country as all-powerful, yet the victim of constant plots and slander. Moldovans are told a predatory European Union (EU) is impoverishing the country and tearing it from Moscow’s benevolent orbit. The message to Ukrainians is […]

Report by Thomas Kent

Corruption Democratic Transitions

Thu, Nov 14, 2013

Damon Wilson to Outline a US Strategy for Europe’s East

Atlantic Council Executive Vice President Damon Wilson will testify before the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Subcommittee on European Affairs hearing today on A Pivotal Moment for the Eastern Partnership: Outlook for Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Belarus, Armenia, and Azerbaijan.

Announcements by Atlantic Council

Belarus The Caucasus

Wed, May 9, 2018

Georgia’s path westward

Georgia has overcome many challenges and now stands as a striking example of a reforming and Western-oriented country transcending the limitations of decades of Soviet rule.

Report by William Courtney, Daniel Fried, and Kenneth Yalowitz

Conflict Defense Policy

Tue, Jul 9, 2019

Georgia protests are not a showcase of Russophobia

Outside observers must resist conflating anti-Kremlin sentiment with Russophobia.

New Atlanticist by Tina Maglakelidze

Democratic Transitions Political Reform