Russian Soft Power: Balancing the Propaganda – Threats and Challenges

Elene Panchulidze June 2017 / Issue #5 The use of Russian Soft Power and propaganda for the purpose of realizing foreign policy objectiveshas become increasingly noticeable in different parts of the world. Russian Soft Power in line with state-developed and controlled propaganda is commonly used to ...
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How likely is a war over Nagorno-Karabakh in 2017?

In April 2016, the long-standing ceasefire between Armenia and Azerbaijan broke down. Fighting broke out and up to 200 people were killed, many of them civilians. A consensus of observers called it the worst fighting since the 1994 ceasefire....
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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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The EU Allocating Refugees to Georgia? Slow Down and Get the Facts Straight

GIP Interns: David Rypel Mariam Apriashvili   Is the European Union going to allocate refugees to Georgia? After reading Sunday and Monday’s news and related posts on social media, it may look that way. However, it’s not true, even if that’s the story Russian media is trying to tell....
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Why Georgia Should be Worried about Marine Le Pen

Mariam Tabatadze (Joint Master’s Program student of International Relations, University of Szeged (Hungary) and Sciences Po Lille (France).) Joseph Larsen (GIP analyst) While European Union member states are preoccupied with countering Russian propaganda and the related rise of domestic right-...
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Can McCain and Company Overrule Trump on Russia? The View from Georgia

Joseph Larsen (GIP analyst) Joseph Jorjoliani (GIP non-resident fellow) Khurvaleti, Georgia, January 1, 2017: It’s a cold but clear winter day. Conditions are ideal for a photo opportunity. US Senators John McCain (R-Arizona), Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota) are...
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