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2019: The year Georgia emerges as Europe’s strategic partner in Eurasian trade

Former Foreign Policy Adviser to the Prime Minister of Georgia, Tedo Japaridze, writes that Georgia is no longer willing to be defined in “post terms,” as “post-Soviet”, or reduced to a dependent variable on Euro-Western relations; that 2019 will be the year Georgia shapes its own growth.

29 January 2019 | Tedo Japaridze
European Defence|Black Sea|Economy|Georgia|ELN
Policy brief

Open Skies: A Status Neutral Approach for Georgia and Russia

ELN Research Fellow Thomas Frear argues that a resumption of Open Skies Treaty flights between Russia and Georgia is in the best interest of both, outlining a status-neutral method to overcome previously irreconcilable national positions.

29 August 2017 | Thomas Frear
Euro-Atlantic Security|Arms Control|Conventional Arms Control|CSBMs|Georgia|OSCE|Risk Reduction|Russia|Russia-West Relations

Georgia and NATO: Perpetual Threshold

Tedo Japaridze argues that whilst an agreement of a NATO Membership Action Plan is unlikely for Georgia, NATO-Georgian cooperation remains important for national and regional security.

11 May 2016 | Tedo Japaridze
Euro-Atlantic Security|Georgia|NATO|Russia-West Relations

Georgia Needs an Incremental Euroatlantic Strategy

Tedo Japaridze argues that despite the modest outcome of the Eastern Partnership summit in Riga, there is still a need for Georgia to continue with its reforms. Only by continuing with westernisation can Georgia ever hope to be accepted as a European state.

3 June 2015 | Tedo Japaridze
Euro-Atlantic Security|Eastern Europe|Eastern Partnership|EU|European Neighbourhood Policy|Georgia|NATO