Call for Young Researchers from Armenia Project on Turkish Foreign Policy in the South Caucasus

In collaboration with the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) and the Heinrich Boell Foundation Tbilisi Office – South Caucasus Region, the Regional Studies Center (RSC) is assisting with the launch of their project, “The Current State and Trends of Turkish Foreign Policy in the South Caucasus...
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EU-Armenia Relations in the Framework of Visa Facilitation and Liberalization

Dr. Stepan Grigoryan Obtaining a visa-free regime with the EU is one of the main goals set both in the EU’s Eastern Partnership and in the 2019 Programme of the Government of Armenia. The final stage for reaching the visa-liberalization agreement, namely the Visa-Dialogue between the EU and Armeni...
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Policy paper presentation – “Mapping Georgia’s Visa Free Progress: Quest for Preventive Strategy”

On 18 September 2019 GIP with invited author Tatia Dolidze presented a policy paper on Georgia’s visa-free agreement with the EU, “Mapping Georgia’s Visa Free Progress: Quest for Preventive Strategy”. The event took place at Information Center on NATO and EU in Tbilisi....
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Mapping Georgia’s Visa-Free Progress: The Quest for a Preventive Strategy

Tatia Dolidze* This paper examines EU-Georgia post-visa free official discourse, facts and statistics against the negative benchmarks identified in the Visa Suspension Mechanism, which was introduced as a measure of self-defense by the European Union. The evaluation of relevant data confirms the leg...
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GIP, IPRE & ACGRC to facilitate effective Visa Liberalization in Georgia, Moldova and Armenia through experience sharing

The Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) together with the Institute for European Policies and Reforms (IPRE, Moldova) and the Analytical Center on Globalization and Regional Cooperation (ACGRC, Armenia) have launched a new project “Facilitating Effective Visa Liberalization in Georgia, Moldova an...
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A Positive Influence in the South Caucasus? Georgia’s Potential as a Regional Stabilizer

Victor Le Grix The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict that erupted in 1988 may reach a new level of intensity in the coming years. Although recent developments have shown the parties’ willingness to seriously restart the peace negotiations, the situation remains fragile. The implementation of an unbalanced...
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3 reasons why the Armenian revolution means nothing for the foreign policy of the country and 3 reasons why we thought it would

Shota Gelovani* The significance of the April 2018 events in Armenia will become clearer in the months to come. However, the fact remains that Armenia is the second Caucasian country that has succeeded in peacefully replacing its authoritarian government following the collapse of the Soviet Union. T...
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Book Presentation – “Geopolitics and Security: A New Strategy for the South Caucasus” – in Berlin

Kornely Kakachia, the GIP director, participated in the book presentation – “Geopolitics and Security: A New Strategy for the South Caucasus” – hosted by the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) on May 17, 2018 in Berlin,Germany.  The South Caucasus is a region at the...
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Preparations for the Eastern Partnership Summit: The Prospect of Political Differentiation

Elene Panchulidze* German Bundestag Resolution on the Eastern Partnership Countries On June 28, 2017, the German Bundestag adopted a resolution on the Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries. The document emphasizes the EaP’s role as an important instrument for modernizing its participating states—A...
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How likely is a war over Nagorno-Karabakh in 2017?

In April 2016, the long-standing ceasefire between Armenia and Azerbaijan broke down. Fighting broke out and up to 200 people were killed, many of them civilians. A consensus of observers called it the worst fighting since the 1994 ceasefire....
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