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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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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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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