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Eastern Partnership Countries: Buffer Zone or Platform for Dialogue?

... 2019 marks the 10 th anniversary of the Eastern Partnership, a political initiative the EU launched in 2009 for developing relations with six eastern countries of the former socialist bloc. The collaboration program with Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine was primarily intended as a means for introducing these countries to the European experience and approaches to developing their economies, political institutions and civil society. Given current events, however, Russia has ...


All for One and One for All: Diplomatic Recognition of Kosovo, Abkhazia and South-Ossetia

... respective geopolitical interest than the reality on the ground. From the Russian perspective, the presence of Russian peacekeepers in the Southern Caucasus territories is a way to ensure the safety of ethnic minorities and preserve local cultures from Georgian nationalists. From the Western perspective, it is more about Russia having outposts in Georgia to slow down the integration process of Georgia in the European Union and NATO Command Structures. Both arguments are relevant, while Russia is ensuring ...


Georgia — Russia — West Triangle, Shared and Conflicting Interests

Discussion was dedicated to the perspectives of Russian — Georgian relations in the broad regional and international context Expert workshop organized by the Institute for Security Policy (ISP) and the Research Group for Polemology and Legal Ethics, University of Vienna took place in Vienna on 16–17 September....


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 ...


Expert Seminar with Participation of the Leader of the United Georgia Party Nino Burjanadze

On September 5, 2019, RIAC hosted an expert seminar with the participation of Nino Burjanadze, the leader of the United Georgia party, and leading Russian specialists on the Caucasus studies. On September 5, 2019, RIAC hosted an expert seminar with the participation of Nino Burjanadze, the leader of the United Georgia party, and leading Russian specialists on the Caucasus ...


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 ...


Dawn Breaks on New Era in EU-Russia Relations

... insisted for the last five years that Russia could not return to the organization after losing voting rights back in 2014 over its actions in Ukraine, suddenly resolved the issue in a matter of weeks and welcomed Russia back into its fold. And over in Georgia, mass protests sparked by the ill-fated appearance of a Russian Duma deputy in the Georgian parliament resulted not in the usual cannonade of propaganda by Russia, the EU, and the United States, but in a weary shrug. These events do not signify ...


Can the South Caucasus Conflicts Escalate into a Regional War?

... is the situation in the region, and how to mitigate the risks of the conflicts? The South Caucasus and Southeast Ukraine are the two significant hotspots in Europe. There are still some tensions in the unresolved Nagorno-Karabakh conflict while the Georgian-Abkhaz and the Georgian-Ossetian ones are quite stable. Changes in the South Caucasus military balance have greatly affected the future of these confrontations. For Armenia and the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, it is difficult to find stability ...


Meeting with Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office for the South Caucasus Rudolf Michalka

... Michalka, Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office for the South Caucasus, and his advisor Pietro Guastamacchia visited Russian International Affairs Council. The following issues were discussed during the meeting: current state of Russia-Georgia relations, the possibility for achieving progress on the Abkhaz and South Ossetian issues, as well as the role of international organizations and multilateral formats in stabilizing the situation in the South Caucasus region.


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    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
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