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Game of (open) Doors: NATO-Georgian Relations and Challenges for Sustainable Partnership

Kornely Kakachia, Bidzina Lebanidze, Shalva Dzebisashvili 

Since the 2008 Russia-Georgia War NATO-Georgia relations have been in limbo. While NATO has never formally closed its doors on Georgia, the alliance has become more skeptical of enlargement and warier of Russian interests. While Georgia’s practical NATO integration has continued to deepen, it still remains below the threshold of membership. This policy paper maps the main interests, mismatches, perceptions and misperceptions in the relations between NATO and Georgia. (more…)


Youth Manifesto

The following manifesto was prepared within the framework of the project #GEOYOUTH2020 – “Engaging Youth in Politics in Georgia”, which was implemented by the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) in partnership with the German grassroots think tank Polis180 and with financial support from the German Federal Foreign Office. The initiative “Engaging Youth in Politics in Georgia” (May-September 2020) brought together over 150 participants across ten regional summits. (more…)



Closed Virtual Workshop for Young Fellows “Current Trends of Turkish Foreign Policy”

On September 15, the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) hosted a closed online workshop “Current Trends of Turkish Foreign Policy”. The event addressed the recent trends and fluctuations in Turkish foreign policy as well as the role of Turkey in its neighborhood in terms of security, economy, energy, and foreign policy. (more…)


The final Closing Ceremony of the first phase of the “Emerging Leaders School” (ELS) was held for the participants from Adjara and Guria regions

On 2nd of August, in Kobuleti (Georgia Palace Hotel), Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) held the final Closing Ceremony for the participants from Adjara and Guria regions. Similarly to the preceding closing events, here as well, the ELS participants from these regions had the opportunity to meet up, network, exchange ideas and discuss potential avenues for future cooperation. (more…)


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