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Not EU’s world? Putting Georgia’s European Integration in Context

Bidzina Lebanidze, Mariam Grigalashvili

One of the main shortcomings of academic and policy-relevant studies that explore Euro-Atlantic integration processes in Georgia and in the other Eastern Partnership (EaP) states is the tendency towards EU-centrism – they focus exclusively on Western actors and analyze the European integration processes in the post-Soviet region from the bilateral perspective of European Union (EU) – EaP relations (see, for instance, EaP Index or the majority of academic research). Meanwhile, recently it has become obvious that unlike Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) (more…)


Results of the DCFTA Related Mappings of Georgian SMEs and CSOs

This publication is an integral part of the project “Georgia on the European Way: Creation of Eff ective Model for DCFTA and SME Strategy Implementation” launched in April 2017 and to be implemented by Spring 2019. The Project addresses the lack of awareness about opportunities provided by the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) Agreement between Georgia and the EU. It seeks to increase the role of Georgian civil society organizations in a nation-wide DCFTA/SME communication campaign and their capacities to assist local small and medium entrepreneurs (SMEs) in their preparations to access the EU single market.

The project is implemented by an international consortium of non-governmental organizations and think-tanks under the leadership of the Eastern Europe Studies Center (EESC, Lithuania) (more…)


The First 100 Days of the Georgian Dream Government: A Reality Check

Kornely Kakachia
Bidzina Lebanidze
Joseph Larsen
Mariam Grigalashvili

The publication analyzes the Georgian Dream (GD) government’s implementation of promised reforms during its first 100 days in office. (more…)


Protracted Conflicts in the OSCE Area

Working Group: Bidzina Lebanidze, Philip Remler (Principal Drafter), Atanas Dimitrov , Samuel Goda , Konstanze Jüngling , Nino Kemoklidze , Ida Manton and others

This project aims to provide a menu of innovative ways in which the international community can engage with all sides in the four so-called “frozen conflicts” (more…)


European Security – Challenges at the Societal Level

Project’s reflection group:
Kornely Kakachia, Nadezhda Arbatova, Hüseyin Bağci, Serena Giusti, William Hill, Dzianis Melyantsou, Kari Möttölä, Barend ter Haar and Monika Wohlfeld

“In the wake of the current confrontation between Russia and the West, will the nations of Europe govern their interactions by rules and principles, (more…)


Youth Participation in Electoral Processes and the Role of Political Elites

Teona Turashvili
GIP report / September 2016

Youth participation in electoral and political processes is important for the development of modern democratic societies for two reasons: (more…)


The Future of OSCE Field Operations (Options)

This report is the joint product of a group of twenty one members of the OSCE Network of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions including Georgian Institute of Politics. (more…)


Threat Perceptions in the OSCE area

The current report on “Threat Perceptions in the OSCE Area” presents the results of the first project of the “OSCE Network of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions”. The subject of this study is an analysis of a broad spectrum of threat perceptions that governments have and a comparison among them. (more…)


Azerbaijani-Georgia Relations

The Baku-based Center of Strategic Studies has published a comprehensive report on the dynamics of bilateral relations between Azerbaijan and Georgia. (more…)