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Giorgi Kandelaki and Giorgi Meladze – Enough! Kmara and the Rose Revolution in Georgia

Giorgi Kandelaki and Giorgi Meladze – Enough! Kmara and the Rose Revolution in Georgia

Why, of all post-Soviet countries, was Georgia the one where such a democratic breakthrough was possible for the first time? What factors and actors made the revolution possible? How important and substantial… Read more »

Stacy Closson – State Weakness in Perspective: Strong Politico-Economic Networks in Georgia’s Energy Sector

Stacy Closson – State Weakness in Perspective: Strong Politico-Economic Networks in Georgia’s Energy Sector

Taking the case of Georgia, this article considers the role of politico-economic networks in weakening the energy sector in a post-Soviet state. It concludes that in a weak state, networks have… Read more »

David Darchiashvili – Georgian Defense Policy and Military Reform

David Darchiashvili – Georgian Defense Policy and Military Reform

This chapter analyzes the failure of Georgia’s defense and security policies and the challenges confronting the country’s leadership. It explores the various stages in the history of building the Georgian… Read more »

Oliver Reisner – Georgia and Its New National Movement

Oliver Reisner – Georgia and Its New National Movement

In Zurab Avalishvili’s opinion, the politicisation of the Georgian nation at the beginning of the 20th century had not yet progressed very far. Eighty years later, this table seemed to have… Read more »

Ronald Grigor Suny – Soviet Georgia in the Seventies

Ronald Grigor Suny – Soviet Georgia in the Seventies

It is the contention of this paper that the party’s policy of “benign neglect” has not resulted in the desired goal of greater assimilation, at least not in Georgia, and that evidence… Read more »

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