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Why do Georgian Political Parties Struggle to Negotiate? Structural Disincentives to Compromise-Based Politics

Salome Minesashvili

The recent political crisis following the contested election results of October 2020 drove both the opposition and the ruling party into a deadlock for several months, with respective displays of drastic demands and stiff resistance. The fact that they have gone through several rounds of meetings – albeit only with international facilitation – shows that both sides considered some type of agreement, at least ostensibly. (more…)


Georgia After Karabakh: New Realities Demand New Answers

Dr. Grigol Gegelia

The Second Karabakh War has fundamentally reshaped the politics of the South Caucasus. While the influence of Russia and Turkey has expanded further, Iran has sought to secure its share of regional power, and Georgia has remained traditionally passive and neutral. (more…)



GIP’s annual conference: #GEODEM2021 will take place online

In May-June, 2021 GIP will be hosting the 6th edition of its traditional annual Democracy Conference #GEODEM2021. Due to the pandemic, the conference will be conducted online presenting 3 different thematic panels. Each of the panels under #GEODEM2021 will be held via the online platform ZOOM and participants are asked to register in advance. The conference will kick off on May 27th with the first panel focusing on the following topic: Substandard Election Conduct in Georgia: An Incurable Feature or Soluble Problem? (more…)


ELS Diaries 2021 – April edition

In April, the training sessions at the Emerging Leaders School (ELS) were carried out within the mixed format – online as well as live. In total, 16 training sessions were held covering 7 different topics. (more…)


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