What Has The United States Done for Georgia Lately?

Joseph Larsen* Most observers expected U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s recent visit to Georgia to follow a tight script: Show up, reaffirm the U.S. commitment to Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, eat some khinkali and khachapuri, and leave. For the most part, that’s what Pence ...
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Georgian CSOs address Vice President of the United States

24 non-governmental organizations based in Georgia address an open letter to the Vice-President of the United States. Dear Vice President Pence, We, the undersigned, the representatives of Georgian civil society organizations would like to address you ahead of your visit to Georgia,...
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“Domine, quo vadis?” – Georgian Vulnerability to the EU’s Uncertain Future

Tatia Dolidze Europe is both celebrating and commiserating the 60th anniversary of the Rome treaties as it coincides with the biggest identity crisis the Union has witnessed since the signing of those treaties....
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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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Expect Trump’s Team to Challenge Him on Russia and NATO

Joseph Larsen GIP Analyst President-Elect Donald Trump will enter office this month with no formal experience making foreign policy. That doesn’t necessarily mean his foreign policy will be a failure, but it does mean he’ll need a strong team to rely on. Here are the cabinet members we can expec...
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