The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: Georgia and the Candidates for German Chancellor

Bidzina Lebanidze* Germany’s next parliamentary elections will be held on September 24. According to the polls, current Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) are set to win the elections once again. However, because of Germany’s political culture and electoral system,...
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German Elections 2017: Continuity at the Top, a Looming Disaster from Below

Silvia Stöber “Boring” is a word often used to describe the ongoing election campaign in Germany. The campaign will conclude on September 24 when the citizens elect new members to the Bundestag. A new government will be formed according to the results.           At first glance, not m...
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GIP Director Participates in International Conference on the Future of Conventional Arms Control

On the invitation of the European Leadership Network, GIP Director Kornely Kakachia participated in international conference held on 6-7 September in Berlin. The conference was co-hosted by the federal minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany.  ...
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German Foreign Policy Explained

Silvia Stöber  Georgia continues to make progress in Euro-Atlantic integration. In 2014 it signed an Association Agreement with the European Union and received a Substantial Package from NATO, and this year its citizens gained the right to travel visa-free within the Schengen area....
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What Brexit means for the EU, Russia, and Georgia

Alexander Kupatadze* Despite some recent positive developments (i.e., visa liberalization for Georgia) the outlook for future EU-Georgia relations is grim. There is little clarity of what, if anything, will come next in terms of Georgia’s further integration with the EU....
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Georgia and Germany in the Euro-Atlantic Space: Between Expectations and Reality

Mikheil Sarjveladze PhD student University of Cologne The combination of an uninformed society and emotional attitudes toward European integration is a bad one, and one that can result in wild public mood swings. Based on my observations, perceptions of European integration—particularly among memb...
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