Op-ed: From poster child to problem child: Georgia’s democratic crisis threatens its European future

Kornely Kakachia & Bidzina Lebanidze The recent decision of the Georgian government to refuse the second tranche of the EU’s Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA) marks a new low in EU-Georgia relations amid Georgia’s declining democracy. It was preceded by another disappointing decision of the r...
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Can Georgia Deliver Democratic Elections?

* The Blog is originally published by PONARS Eurasia (PONARS Eurasia Commentary) Recently, Georgia’s ruling party, Georgian Dream (GD), proclaimed its intention to formally apply for EU membership in 2024, against all odds. The statement was made at an important time: just as the Black Sea coun...
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Game of (open) Doors: NATO-Georgian Relations and Challenges for Sustainable Partnership

Kornely Kakachia, Bidzina Lebanidze, Shalva Dzebisashvili  Since the 2008 Russia-Georgia War NATO-Georgia relations have been in limbo. While NATO has never formally closed its doors on Georgia, the alliance has become more skeptical of enlargement and warier of Russian interests. While Georgia’s...
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GLOBAL AND DIFFUSE RISKS IN THE EASTERN PARTNERSHIP COUNTRIES

Kornely Kakachia and Bidzina Lebanidze Originally published by EU-LISTCO This paper explores the extent to which global and diffuse risks impact the Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries of the EU’s Eastern neighbourhood and identifies tipping points at which risks can turn into immediate threats f...
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10 years after the introduction of the Eastern Partnership program: GIP participated in a Round-Table organized by Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) in Rome

On 7th of February, the Director of GIP Kornely Kakachia participated in a round table dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the Eastern Partnership program. The round-table, which took place in Rome, Italy, was organized by an Italian think-tank Istituto Affari Internazionali – IAI together w...
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Project Introductory Meeting in Marneuli

On January 29, 2020, Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) held the very first field meeting within the framework of its Jean Monnet project at the local Center for Civic Engagement in Marneuli. The project is financed by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union. The purpose of the meeting was to i...
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The Eastern Partnership beyond 2020: Joining efforts for a more effective policy

On October 16, 2019 the Georgian Institute of Politics was invited to participate in a thematic working groups session and a plenary discussion – “The Eastern Partnership beyond 2020: Joining efforts for a more effective policy”, hosted by the Institute for European Politics (IEP, Institut fü...
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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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