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Georgia′s security and the geopolitical frontier in Eurasia

30 march 2017 | 23:45

For the first time since the end of the Cold War, the geopolitical frontier in Eurasia is moving away from Russia’s border. This is a chance for Georgia to forget about its security concerns in order to choose its development priorities calmly and without any external pressure.

The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: At the Crossroads of Foreign Policy Interests

15 march 2017 | 20:38

The conflict around Nagorno-Karabakh was one of the first of its kind in the former USSR. Over the past quarter of a century, it has transformed from an intercommunal and inter-republic conflict within a single state (the USSR) into a protracted confrontation between Armenia and Azerbaijan with the prospects for resolution being unclear.


Hierarchy of threats to Russia

19 september 2016 | 10:30

Since Russia’s key possibilities for development lie within the country, its main foreign policy goal is to block external negative influences and avoid being drawn into confrontation with opponents. Today Russia becomes a strategic balancer which should be interested in remaining independent in pursuing its own policy and assessing international events.

Constructive opportunism in Russia-Turkey relations

12 august 2016 | 16:16

Since Syria is now virtually the major stumbling block between the two states, Putin and Erdogan decided to have a separate meeting on this issue sometime in the future. Meanwhile, the respective parties in both countries will work together and separately to brainstorm on what joint initiatives may be discussed further.

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2014 NATO summit results: Tbilisi’s view

It can be fairly assumed that NATO’s relations with Georgia is a ‘win-win’ game of making the country a part of its global presence system and gaining much at a low price.

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