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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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No 67-68, Caucasus Analytical Digest: The South Caucasus and the Ukraine Crisis

This issue of the CAD examines how Ukraine’s troubles have impacted 1) Georgia’s foreign policy and internal stability; 2) Azerbaijan’s attempts to maintain good relations with both Russia and the West; and 3) the still-simmering Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

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Shifting Gears: Georgia’s Persian gambit and the logic of regional geopolitics

Kornely Kakachia

The paper aims to examine Georgia’s Iran strategy, and attempts to identify the key causes and motivations pushing Tbilisi towards Tehran. Caucasus International. (more…)

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