Tbilisi, Georgia. Editorial credit: Sun_Shine / Shutterstock.com


Georgia holds regular and competitive elections, and its democratic trajectory showed signs of improvement during the period surrounding a change in government in 2012–13. However, progress has stagnated in recent years. Oligarchic actors hold outsized influence over policy and political choices, and the rule of law continues to be stymied by political interests.

FIW Hong Kong hero photo

Freedom in the World — Georgia Country Report

Georgia is rated Partly Free in Freedom in the World, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.

A young woman wearing a protective mask looks at her smartphone while passing by a grafitti representing two big watching eyes in Berlin, Germany on April 1, 2020. Illustrative Editorial (Photo by Emmanuele Contini/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Freedom on the Net — Georgia Country Report

Georgia is rated Free in Freedom on the Net, Freedom House's comprehensive study of internet freedom around the globe.

Georgian police officers cordon off the area in central Tbilisi where Orthodox believers and anti-gay activists stage a rally marking the International Day against Homophobia. (Photo Credit: Tony Karumba/AFP via Getty Images)

A New Eurasian Far Right Rising

Reflections on Georgia, Ukraine and Armenia: Far-right groups are growing in prominence and sophistication across Eurasia, particularly in countries where notable democratic and liberalizing reforms have taken place.