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Laure Delcour & Kataryna Wolczuk – Spoiler or Facilitator of Democratization?: Russia’s role in Georgia and Ukraine

Laure Delcour & Kataryna Wolczuk – Spoiler or Facilitator of Democratization?: Russia’s role in Georgia and Ukraine

This article examines Russia’s reaction to political changes in Georgia and Ukraine in light of the interplay between the democracy promotion policies implemented by the EU and US and domestic… Read more »

Alexander Cooley & Lincoln Mitchell – Engagement without Recognition: A New Strategy toward Abkhazia and Eurasia’s Unrecognized States

Alexander Cooley & Lincoln Mitchell – Engagement without Recognition: A New Strategy toward Abkhazia and Eurasia’s Unrecognized States

Authors, Alexander Cooley and Lincoln Mitchell, propose an approach called ‘‘engagement without recognition’’ for Western policy toward Abkhazia to challenge the territory’s international isolation and monopolization of influence by Russia…. Read more »

Charles King – The Five-Day War

Charles King – The Five-Day War

At first glance, the Russian-Georgian war of August 2008 seemed little more than the stuff of adventure-book fantasy: a reawakened empire going to battle against an old viceroyalty over a… Read more »

Salome Minesashvili – How European Are We? Explaining Georgia’s Westward Aspiration

Salome Minesashvili – How European Are We? Explaining Georgia’s Westward Aspiration

Based on the analysis of public attitudes in Georgia through opinion polls, this paper argues that although Georgian society shares the official westward aspiration, when scrutinized deeply Georgian attitudes are… Read more »

Stephen F. Jones – The Role of Cultural Paradigms in Georgian Foreign Policy

Stephen F. Jones – The Role of Cultural Paradigms in Georgian Foreign Policy

Four ‘global paradigms’ in Georgian political culture appear to affect or to have affected Georgian foreign policy making. They are religion, attitudes towards the ‘West’, pan-Caucasianism and anti-Russianism, as revealed… Read more »

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