Roundtable discussion in Ireland – “Prospects and Challenges for the Europeanisation of Georgia”

On April 24 GIP Director, Kornely Kakachia, was invited to speak at the roundtable discussion – “Prospects and Challenges for the Europeanisation of Georgia” organized by  the Institute of International and European Affairs – Ireland’s leading think tank on European and Internatio...
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Trendy Tbilisi: where Georgian fashion meets public diplomacy

Lorraine Vaney In the last three years, the Georgian fashion scene has gone through an unprecedented development. Tbilisi became a new hot-spot for buyers and opinion makers looking for authenticity, avant-gardism and exoticism. The capital of Georgia certainly took advantage of the dynamics rul...
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Causing Trouble for Democracies: Should Georgia Look West to Learn Russia’s Strategy?

Ivanna Machitidze The combination of democratic promotion and democratic consolidation has long become a catch phrase for states to be recognized as high-achievers and their societies to be labelled as free. The West, the driving force of both processes, has underestimated the risk that the fruits o...
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Between a Rock and a Hard Place? Georgia’s Regional Balancing Act

Dr. Tracey German As a small state in an unstable neighbourhood, Georgia faces significant external challenges to its ongoing democratisation and Europeanisation projects. The environment in its immediate neighbourhood has become increasingly unfavourable with a rise in illiberalism across the wider...
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