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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What the Saakashvili Situation Means for Georgia and Ukraine

*Shota Gelovani The now stateless former President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili was candid when interviewed by France24 about the revocation of his Ukrainian citizenship: “Everybody understands that this whole thing stinks.” The stripping of his citizenship is the logical conclusion of spoiled...
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The Birth of a Centrist France? What Macron means for Georgia

Shota Gelovani* On May 7, the supporters of European integration, free markets, and open borders celebrated Emmanuel Macron’s victory in the second round of the French presidential elections. Roughly 20 million French voters put their trust in the 39-year old political independent, refusing the fa...
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Georgia Can’t Avoid Europe’s Turmoil

Shota Gelovani  Master’s student of Political Science, Mannheim University While Georgian observers fixate on their country’s own political and economic problems, developments outside the country are shaping up to make a major impact, as well. Most notably, these include the European migration ...
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