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About Regis Gente

Regis Gente is a French freelance journalist who has covered the FSU since 2002. He has worked for Le Figaro and Radio France Internationale, and is the author of two books, Voyage au pays des Abkhazes (2011) and Poutine et le Caucase (2014). He is based in Tbilisi.

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Adam Bychawski is an editorial assistant at openDemocracy.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Bălți's prodigal son

In northern Moldova, Renato Usatii is beloved. The multiethnic and Russian-speaking population sees this young businessman-turned-politician as one of their own. 

In Georgia, justice delayed is justice denied

Giorgi Ugulava, political ally of Mikheil Saakashvili and former mayor of Tbilisi, has gone behind bars. Behind the charges of corruption may stand a darker motive – a desire for revenge.

Is this the end of the Caucasus Emirate?

After several North Caucasus commanders transferred their allegiance to Islamic State, an ISIS spokesman announced the creation of a 'Caucasus Province'. Is this the end of the Caucasus Emirate?

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