Can The Georgian Orthodox Church Contribute To The Democratization Process?

Salome Minesashvili GIP Research Fellow This policy paper analyses the attitudes, values and behavior of the Georgian Orthodox Church (GOC) in the context of democratization and explores potential ways to engage the GOC in the reform process, as well as include it in public and political debates....
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The South Caucasus Between integration and fragmentation

The South Caucasus is situated at the intersection of Eurasia’s major transport and energy corridors, making it an important geostrategic region. Traditional regional actors Iran, Turkey and Russia have jostled for influence and power in the region for centuries, and are now faced with competition...
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Contextual analysis of Russia-Georgia relations – possible threats and challenges of the “normalization” process

Kornely Kakachia Levan Kakhishvili Salome Minesashvili This article explores current Georgia’s rapprochement with Russia known as the “normalization” process and analyzes political risks of the existing Georgian economic strategy against the increasing role of the Russian market....
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The Future of OSCE Field Operations (Options)

This report is the joint product of a group of twenty one members of the OSCE Network of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions including Georgian Institute of Politics....
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Threat Perceptions in the OSCE area

The current report on “Threat Perceptions in the OSCE Area” presents the results of the first project of the “OSCE Network of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions”. The subject of this study is an analysis of a broad spectrum of threat perceptions that governments have and a comparison amon...
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