Burden-sharing in Conflict Mediation? Intergovernmental Spillover and EU Mediation in Georgia and Ukraine
Working Paper, November 2020 / #11
Over the last two decades the European Union (EU) has been criticised for its rather limited role as a security actor in the conflicts in its Eastern neighbourhood, prioritizing the areas of “low politics” (Popescu 2010). It has partly been explained by the intergovernmental foreign policy and lack of a united stand versus Moscow. How do these constraints impact EU activities as a mediator and what role does the EU play in conflict mediation? (more…)...
Expert Comment #13 | October, 2020
In democracies, opinion polls are a vital tool which offers politicians, parties, legislators and policy-makers a unique glance at the views and preferences of the public. In recent months, the Georgian public has been bombarded with the results of various opinion polls. In addition to polls conducted by the International Republican Institute (IRI) and the National Democratic Institute (NDI), which have long provided the Georgian public and political actors with such data, a number of TV stations and political parties have decided to launch, and publish, the results of their own public opinion surveys. (more…)...
Non-Paper on post-2020 EaP Deliverables for the three EaP partners – Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine
On October 15, the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) organized a closed roundtable discussion “20 Deliverables for 2020 Implementation in Georgia: Assessment and the Steps Forward”. The discussion was organized in partnership with International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED), and support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Georgia. (more…)...