List/Grid Tag Archives: Eduard Shevardnadze

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Joel Lazarus – Neo-Liberal State Building and Western ‘Democracy Promotion’: the Case of GeorgiaJoel Lazarus – Neo-Liberal State Building and Western ‘Democracy Promotion’: the Case of Georgia

In this paper, author argues that, rather than promoting democracy, Western foreign policy and diplomatic strategies and aid interventions have actually served to reinforce what Levitsky and Way (2002, 2010) call ‘competitive authoritarianism’ and… Read more »

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Ghia Nodia – Causes and Visions of Conflict in AbkhaziaGhia Nodia – Causes and Visions of Conflict in Abkhazia

This paper analyzes the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict from the perspective of four major players (the Georgians, the Abkhaz, the Russians, and the West). It also explains the formation of the Georgian and Abkhaz… Read more »

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Neil MacFarlane – Democratization, Nationalism and Regional Security in the Southern CaucasusNeil MacFarlane – Democratization, Nationalism and Regional Security in the Southern Caucasus

This article focuses on political transformation in the South Caucasus and its implications for regional security. It argues that the democratization of the region’s politics in the late Soviet and… Read more »

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David Darchiashvili – Georgia – The Search for State SecurityDavid Darchiashvili – Georgia – The Search for State Security

The paper outlines the nature of contemporary national security dilemmas for post-Soviet Georgia. It examines Georgia’s present security threats, as well as its current relationships with Russia and the other… Read more »

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Neal Ascherson – After the RevolutionNeal Ascherson – After the Revolution

The thick description of the post-rose revolutionary Georgia from the different angles, including comments by diverse individuals (Mikhail Saakashvili, Sergei Shamba, Ghia Nodia, Dato Turashvili, Davit Lortkipanidze) by renowned British journalist Neal… Read more »

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