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George Khelashvili & S. Neil Macfarlane – The Evolution of US Policy towards the Southern Caucasus

George Khelashvili & S. Neil Macfarlane – The Evolution of US Policy towards the Southern Caucasus

This article examines the evolution of American policy in the Southern Caucasus since 1991. The article argues that US policy in the region has been ad hoc and inconsistent, reflecting… Read more »

Tedo Japaridze & Ilia Roubanis – Tbilisi’s Relevance to Washington: What Is, Where Is, and What Can Be

Tedo Japaridze & Ilia Roubanis – Tbilisi’s Relevance to Washington: What Is, Where Is, and What Can Be

This article reflects on the disparity of perceptions in the West over Georgia’s political trajectory since its first-ever peaceful transfer of power in October 2013. Going beyond current affairs, the… Read more »

Svante Cornell – War in Georgia, Jitters All Around

Svante Cornell – War in Georgia, Jitters All Around

In this article, Svante Cornell argues that while the humanitarian consequences of the 2008 Russo-Georgian war do not compare with what transpired in Chechnya or Bosnia in the 1990s, the conflict… Read more »

Florian Mühlfried – Banquets, Grant-Eaters and the Red Intelligentsia in Post-Soviet Georgia

Florian Mühlfried – Banquets, Grant-Eaters and the Red Intelligentsia in Post-Soviet Georgia

In many societies banquets are powerful tools for expressing, attributing and manipulating national identity. Additionally, they often function as social markers of individual passages like birth, baptism and marriage. Banquets are ruled… Read more »

Bruno Coppieters – In Defence of the Homeland: Intellectuals and the Georgian-Abkhazian Conflict

Bruno Coppieters – In Defence of the Homeland: Intellectuals and the Georgian-Abkhazian Conflict

The present chapter is devoted to the use of history – in particular, the methods of ethnogenesis – and other scientific disciplines as mobilizing tools in the conflict between the Georgian and… Read more »

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