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Georgian Institute of Politics
PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo No. 463
For Georgia, the enacting of an Association Agreement with the EU in the summer of 2016 was a pivotal moment in cementing its strategic bonds with Europe. (more…)...
The publication analyzes the Georgian Dream (GD) government’s implementation of promised reforms during its first 100 days in office. (more…)...
Dean, School of International Relations, Institute of Social Sciences; Associate Professor, Department of International Relations;
Leading Research Fellow, Center for International Studies, Odesa Mechnikov National University, Ukraine.
Georgian Institute of Politics is delighted to announce the publication of our new product – Expert Comment. (more…)...
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-called “frozen conflicts” (more…)...
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 their interactions by rules and principles, (more…)...
GIP report / September 2016
Youth participation in electoral and political processes is important for the development of modern democratic societies for two reasons: (more…)...
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 Council. (more…)...
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 and sensitive issues among the current challenges facing Georgia’s democratization process. (more…)...
Visa-free Travel to the EU: Prospects for a European Choice and Democratization by the Occupied Territories of Georgia
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 realistic prospect of travelling visa free inside the Schengen area in the foreseeable future. (more…)...
GIP Research Fellow
Has Parliament become more effective since 2012?
YES – Parliament now includes the main political protagonists. In the previous parliament, the main opposition groups boycotted the legislature. While UNM boycott committee meetings, their presence in plenary sessions ensures that the real debate between the two main parties in Georgia happens within the legislature. (more…)...