Levan Kakhishvili is a non-resident Policy Analyst at the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) and a doctoral fellow in political science at the University of Bamberg in Germany. His field of expertise includes democratization, political parties, Georgia’s foreign policy, and issues related to national identity, ethnic minorities and nationalism. His works have appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as Post-Soviet Affairs and Europe-Asia Studies. He is also an (co-)author of a number of book chapters, policy papers, and research reports. As an invited lecturer, he has taught various courses related to political science at the University of Bamberg, International Black Sea University, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, and Georgian Institute of Public Affairs. Levan has obtained his graduate degrees from the University of Oxford, St Antony’s College and Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University.