Protracted Conflicts in the OSCE Area

Working Group: Bidzina Lebanidze, Philip Remler (Principal Drafter), Atanas Dimitrov , Samuel Goda , Konstanze Jüngling , Nino Kemoklidze , Ida Manton and others This project aims to provide a menu of innovative ways in which the international community can engage with all sides in the four so-call...
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European Security – Challenges at the Societal Level

Project’s reflection group: Kornely Kakachia, Nadezhda Arbatova, Hüseyin Bağci, Serena Giusti, William Hill, Dzianis Melyantsou, Kari Möttölä, Barend ter Haar and Monika Wohlfeld “In the wake of the current confrontation between Russia and the West, will the nations of Europe govern the...
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Georgian Path to EU Visa Liberalization: Georgian fatigue and European caution

Ioseb ‘Joseph’ Jorjoliani GIP Young Experts Network Recent talks on the visa liberalization of the European Union for the citizens of Georgia made a lot of people wonder if this process could be hampered by the two highest branches of the European Union, European Parliament and European Counc...
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Compendium of Policy Briefs – May 2016

This publication was issued under the project “N:2015-807 “Analyzing Democratization in Georgia“ supported by the National Endowment for Democracy and implemented by the Georgian Institute of Politics(GIP). It contains four policy briefs and recommendations covering some of the most pressing ...
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Visa-free Travel to the EU: Prospects for a European Choice and Democratization by the Occupied Territories of Georgia

Ann Tsurtsumia-Zurabashvili Marie Skłodowska-Curie PhD Fellow, Dublin City University. In December 2015, the European Commission acknowledged the fulfilment of Georgia’s Visa Liberalization Action Plan (VLAP) benchmarks1, a step that brought Georgian passport holders a step closer to the realis...
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Democracy Under Stress: Western Fatigue, Russian Resurgence, And Their Implications For Democratic Processes In Georgia

Bidzina Lebanidze GIP Research Fellow Although anti-Russian sentiments are still dominant among Georgians, Russia’s rising popularity shows that the danger of Tbilisi abandoning its pro-Western foreign policy, along with its democratic reforms, is real. What can be done to avoid such a scenario ...
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