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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Does EU have role in stopping backsliding in Georgia?

Kornely Kakachia, Bidzina Lebanidze  Originally posted by EUobserver The EU’s eastern neighbourhood is in flux. The collapse of the pro-reform government in Moldova and the stagnation of anti-corruption reforms in Ukraine was recently followed yet by another political crisis in Georgia. On 14...
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GIP participated in a public discussion – “Georgia and the EU–Looking for a Common Vision for the EaP”

On October 10, Dr. Kornely Kakachia, director of the Georgian Institute of Politics, was invited to participate in a public discussion – “Georgia and the EU–Looking for a Common Vision for the Eastern Partnership (EaP)” – organized by the Heinrich Böll Foundation Tbilisi Office. The event...
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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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“Georgian-German relations: partnership review” – GIP and IEP present a joint policy paper

On July 18, 2019 the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) hosted an event – “Georgian-German relations: partnership review” – at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. The event highlighted the particular role of Germany for Georgia’s European aspirations as well as possible...
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Foreign policy and domestic constraints: what political regimes can and cannot do in Georgia

Kornely Kakachia, Bidzina Lebanidze Sparked by the presence of Russian Duma members in Georgia’s parliament, anti-governmental protests in Georgia have rattled the ruling Georgian Dream (GD) party and caused a political crisis. The incident, including the disproportional amount of force used in cr...
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