Towards a two-dimensional analytical framework for understanding Georgian foreign policy: how party competition informs foreign policy analysis

A new research article “Towards a two-dimensional analytical framework for understanding Georgian foreign policy: how party competition informs foreign policy analysis” is part of GIP and NUPI joint project: “Competency through Cooperation: Advancing knowledge on Georgia’s strategic ...
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GUIDEBOOK: Direction: an Efficient State

This Polish Decentralisation Guidebook aims at presenting in a synthetic way the experience of Poland regarding the re-introduction of local government and the decentralisation process since 1989. Its main goal is to provide representatives of central and regional authorities, experts, and represent...
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Virtual Conference: Direction – an Efficient State

On November 27, 2020, the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) in partnership with the Center for Social and Economic Research (CASE, Poland) hosted the second panel of the virtual conference: “Direction – an Efficient State, Polish experiences of decentralization and modernization, lessons lear...
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Burden-sharing in Conflict Mediation? Intergovernmental Spillover and EU Mediation in Georgia and Ukraine

Lozka Katsiaryna Working Paper, November 2020 / #11 Over the last two decades the European Union (EU) has been criticised for its rather limited role as a security actor in the conflicts in its Eastern neighbourhood, prioritizing the areas of “low politics” (Popescu 2010). It has partly been exp...
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TURKEY’S ROLE IN STRENGTHENING BAKU’S COUNTER-TERRORISM CAPACITY: CAN A SOFT APPROACH WORK?

Nijat Eldarov Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia continue to work together in the fight against terrorism and violent extremism. The three nations have agreed to hold joint military exercises, strengthen law-enforcement cooperation, collaborate on improving cyber-resilience, and increase interoperabilit...
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Georgia’s Dangerous Slide Away From Democracy

Kornely Kakachia, Bidzina Lebanidze Originally published by Carnegie Europe It’s a repetition Georgia could do without. This strategically important country in the Caucasus has been beset by yet another political crisis. This time, the catalyst was the government’s failure to follow through on...
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What does the veto on opening talks with Albania and North Macedonia mean for the European aspirations of Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine?

Expert Comment #9 | November, 2019 On October 15, EU ministers failed to agree to start the talks that could lead to Albania and North Macedonia joining the EU. While a handful of countries opposed the process with respect to Albania, only France vetoed opening talks with North Macedonia. After the ...
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A New Challenger to Georgia’s Bipolar Politics: Chances and Impediments

Givi Silagadze* Georgia’s polarized political landscape has been shaken by a newcomer—Mamuka Khazaradze. His entrance to politics coupled with a promised transition from a mixed electoral system to a fully proportional one has generated a great deal of interest in Georgian society as well as in ...
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GIP participated in a public discussion – “10 Years of the Eastern Partnership – What Can We Do Better?” – in Berlin

On September 26, 2019 the Embassy of Georgia in the Federal Republic of Germany hosted a public discussion – “10 Years of the Eastern Partnership – What Can We Do Better?”. Invited by the organizers – South Caucasus office of Konrad Adenauer Stiftung – to moderate the pan...
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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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