Richard Bennet – Delivering on the Hope of the Rose Revolution: Public Sector Reform in Georgia, 2004-2009 David Rinnert – The Politics of Civil Service and Administrative Reforms in Development—Explaining Within‐Country Variation of Reform Outcomes in Georgia after the Rose Revolution Kevin Tuite – Achilles and the Caucasus Zaza Shatirishvili and Paul Manning – Why are the Dolls Laughing? Tbilisi Culture between “High Art” and Socialist Labor. Paul Manning – Love, Khevsur Style: The Romance of the Mountains and Mountaineer Romance in Georgian Ethnography
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

[:en]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 »

[:en]New Publications: December 2015[:ka]ახალი პუბლიკაციები: დეკემბერი 2015[:]

[:en]New Publications: December 2015[:ka]ახალი პუბლიკაციები: დეკემბერი 2015[:]

[:en] Book Review Wheatley, J.. (2015). Review of The Making of Modern Georgia, 1918–2012: The First Georgian Republic and Its Successors. Slavic Review, 74(4), 930–932. The Democratic Republic of Georgia… 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

[:en]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 »

Kakha Gogolashvili (Ed.) – Russia and Georgia: Searching the Way Out

Kakha Gogolashvili (Ed.) – Russia and Georgia: Searching the Way Out

[:en]It contains policy papers and recommendations covering some of the most pressing and sensitive issues of the current Georgian-Russian relations prepared by both Georgian and Russian authors. Among the issues… Read more »

Georgi Derluguian – The Forgotten Abkhazia: Anatomy of Post-Socialist Ethnic War

Georgi Derluguian – The Forgotten Abkhazia: Anatomy of Post-Socialist Ethnic War

[:en]The conventional explanation for the Caucasian conflicts stresses the combination of local ancient hatreds and Moscow’s secret meddling. In this article, Georgi Derluguian argues that this explanation is both incorrect… Read more »

Svante Cornell – War in Georgia, Jitters All Around

Svante Cornell – War in Georgia, Jitters All Around

[:en]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 »

Maria Raquel Freire & Licinia Simão – The EU in Georgia: Building Security?

Maria Raquel Freire & Licinia Simão – The EU in Georgia: Building Security?

[:en]This article addresses the European Union’s security actorness, explaining its meaning, identifying the factors that are constitutive to the concept, and analysing whether the EU is becoming a mature security… Read more »

Svante Cornell – The South Caucasus: A Regional Overview and Conflict Assessment

Svante Cornell – The South Caucasus: A Regional Overview and Conflict Assessment

[:en]This report represents a review of political and security developments in the South Caucasus in the 1990s and early 2000s. The first part addresses political and economic situation in the… Read more »

Svante Cornell, David Smith & Frederick Starr – The 6 August 2007 Bombing Incident in Georgia

Svante Cornell, David Smith & Frederick Starr – The 6 August 2007 Bombing Incident in Georgia

[:en]On August 6, 2007, an unidentified aircraft dropped a large air-to-surface missile near a newly upgraded Georgian military radar station, in the vicinity of the South Ossetian conflict zone. The… 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

[:en] 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… Read more »

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