A Region lost? In the South Caucasus: The West is out, Turkey is in, and Russia is stronger than ever

Op-Ed Bidzina Lebanidze[1] The South Caucasus region has recently witnessed significant upheavals: a war between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabagh, political chaos in Armenia, post-election turmoil in Georgia, and a shifting geopolitical dynamic between Russia and Turkey. As Armenia, Azer...
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Neighboring a NATO Member: Online discussion on Turkey’s Approach to Security Challenges of South Caucasus Countries

On July 24, Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) hosted an online discussion “Neighboring a NATO Member: Turkey’s Approach to Security Challenges of South Caucasus Countries”. It was the third and a final event of the public discussion series “Analysing Current State and Trends of Turkish ...
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Online Discussion: Turkey’s role in economic and energy sector development of South Caucasus countries

On July 3, Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) hosted an online discussion “Turkey’s role in economic and energy sector development of South Caucasus countries: current trends and future directions”. The discussion, which took place using the online platform Zoom, was the second event of th...
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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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Webinar: Turkey in search of a new foreign policy in the South Caucasus

On June 3, Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) hosted a webinar “Turkey in search of a new foreign policy in the South Caucasus”. It was the opening event of the public discussion series “Analysing Current State and Trends of Turkish Foreign Policy in the South Caucasus”. Three online pub...
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The Turkey-Russia Power Play Unfolding: Can Georgia Weather the “Frenemies” Trap?

Ivanna Machitidze The developments resulting from Russia and Turkey’s turbulent relations have been shaping the political, economic and security landscape in the post-Cold War South Caucasus for three decades already. For Georgia it is a necessity to pursue a delicate maneuver due to the circumsta...
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Current State and Trends of Turkish Foreign Policy in the South Caucasus

Implementer: Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) Supported by: Heinrich Boell Foundation Tbilisi Office – South Caucasus Region Project duration: November 2019 – May 2020 The overall aim of the project proposal is to assess contemporary Turkish Foreign Policy towards South Caucasus region a...
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Call for Young Researchers from Georgia on Turkish Foreign Policy in the South Caucasus

Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) together with the Heinrich Boell Foundation Tbilisi Office – South Caucasus Region is launching the project “Current State and Trends of Turkish Foreign Policy in the South Caucasus”, which aims at encouraging young researchers from Armenia, Azerbaijan, and...
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Call for Young Researchers from Azerbaijan on Turkish Foreign Policy in the South Caucasus

Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) together with the Heinrich Boell Foundation Tbilisi Office – South Caucasus Region is launching the project “Current State and Trends of Turkish Foreign Policy in the South Caucasus”, which aims at encouraging young researchers from Armenia, Azerbaijan, and...
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Call for Young Researchers from Armenia Project on Turkish Foreign Policy in the South Caucasus

In collaboration with the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) and the Heinrich Boell Foundation Tbilisi Office – South Caucasus Region, the Regional Studies Center (RSC) is assisting with the launch of their project, “The Current State and Trends of Turkish Foreign Policy in the South Caucasus...
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