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The Revival of the Georgian Armaments and Defense Industry

In the competitive arms and defense sector, Georgia, a country of four million located in the South Caucasus, is rarely mentioned. This may seem paradoxical as Tbilisi was known and recognized for the quality of its military industry during the Cold War, notably due to the production of the Sukhoi ...

Ламберт Майкл
08.11.2021 18:33:20

Abkhazia’s energy crisis potentially opening the de facto states’ pandora’s box?

... predicament. Reflecting on this, Sukhum has moved towards discussions for a pipeline construction with Gazprom, which will be the endeavor to resolve the energy insecurity issues. This brings up several questions regarding Abkhazia’s relations with Georgia on the energy sector, which strongly influences the security sector. However, it also opens up new opportunities that a closer partnership with Moscow, as well as any other potential state actors that might want to get involved in an energy partnership ...

Symeonidis Dimitris
14.10.2021 19:35:11

Crypto-Mining and Regional Security in Abkhazia

... partner in its neighborhood capable of purchasing more Russian products and military equipment. In short, crypto-mining activities are welcome on both sides and should not impact the Abkhaz-Russia relations but in the energy sector. How the West and Georgia will react? In a recent The National Interest article, the authors mention the risk of high inflation of the U.S. dollar due to investment in Bitcoin, considering crypto-currencies to be a threat to the worldwide economy. This approach is rather ...

Ламберт Майкл
11.08.2021 17:49:18

Relations between Abkhazia and Syria: Towards a Domino Effect with Belarus and North Korea?

... recognition of Abkhazia by other countries allied to the Kremlin, notably by Belarus and by North Korea. Foreign policy of Abkhazia At the time of the break-up of the Soviet Union, the Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic of Abkhazia, part of Soviet Georgia, became de facto independent and benefited from Moscow’s support to survive in a fast-changing post-Soviet space. Although reluctant to acknowledge this new country from 1992 to 2008, Moscow proclaimed the recognition of Abkhazia as a full-fledged ...

Ламберт Майкл
23.06.2021 16:23:56

Georgia in a Nutshell

Georgia is a country of 69,700 km2 for 3,723,500 inhabitants located in the South Caucasus on the shore of the Black Sea. The Georgian land is undeniably prosperous due to the favorable location to produce wine, black tea, and other various agricultural ...

Ламберт Майкл
16.09.2019 15:52:37

Color revolutions and regime change in Georgia and Ukraine

In 2003 and 2004, a series of peaceful street protests broke out in Georgia and Ukraine, leading to new presidential elections in both countries. These movements were defined by Western observers as color revolutions and interpreted as democratic breakthroughs, capable of bringing about a political transformation in post-Soviet ...

Prandin Federica
05.08.2019 14:52:56

Conflict Management in Georgia: Georgian vs. Russian Narratives

... Radio, dealing with the August 2008 War. During the broadcast both, Shatrov and Markedonov raised some very interesting and significant issues that were presented in scopes of Russian political agenda. We will try to balance the analysis and offer a Georgian narrative. Three topics can be identified: a) a debate on the possible transformation of Georgia’s political system into a federal or confederal model; b) allegations of treaty violations; and c) assumptions of unchanged Georgian society and ...

Сихарулидзе Арчил
20.03.2018 23:46:52

Republic of Georgia Shows Trump & His Fans Depressingly Normal

The worst thing about Trump? Globally, people like him and his supporters are everywhere and their politics maddeningly banal, as the ethno-centric politics of hate in the Caucasian Republic of Georgia demonstrate frightening similarities to the same politics in the Unites States of America. By Brian E. Frydenborg (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter @bfry1981) October 10th, 2016 Patrick Robert/Corbis/Getty; EPA AMMAN — Amid all the talk ...

Frydenborg Brian
12.10.2016 15:03:00

Are We Paying too much Attention to the Assistant Secretary of State?

... Editor-in-Chief of the International Trends journal Reflections in the footsteps of Victoria Nuland’s Transcaucasia tour For several days now, the Russian media has been abuzz over what one journalist dubbed the “explosive” tour of Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Armenia taken by Victoria Nuland, whom it has referred to as assistant to the U.S. Secretary of State, but who is actually the assistant to the Under Secretary of State.  Interest in Nuland is being fueled by a distorted assessment of her ...

РСМД Эксперты
06.03.2015 18:04:00

Moving from a Zero-Sum to a Positive Sum Game: Can Georgia Provide the Blueprint for Regional Cooperation with both the EU and Russia

... region to deny EU efforts at wooing them away from the Russian sphere of influence. Specifically, Russia was able to influence Ukraine to work closer with the Customs Union and not sign an association agreement with the EU, however, both Moldova and Georgia chose to pursue the EU over closer cooperation with Russia. While the world's attention is focused on Ukraine and the protests over Ukraine's refusal to sign the association agreement with the European Union at the Vilnius Summit,...

Slobodchikoff Michael
22.07.2014 21:30:00

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