Georgia’s anti-Russia protests a cry to the West

The Georgian government has been forced to withdraw its controversial “foreign agent” law after days of mass protests against what many saw as Russian-inspired legislation which would limit press freedom, making its chances of ever joining the European Union near impossible. Over two nights this week, thousands of protesters have packed the streets of Tbilisi […]Continue Reading

Learning lessons from dependency on a hostile power

Many of us who live in liberal democracies used to believe in something we called “engagement” with authoritarian powers such as China and Russia. Germans had a more specific phrase for it: “Wandel durch Handel”, which means change through trade. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, however, has taught us to replace these phrases with a different […]Continue Reading