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.
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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.
Defusing future crises in the shared neighbourhood: Can a clash between the West and Russia be prevented?
Five scenarios of instability that could worsen the ongoing Russia-West confrontation and how they could be preemptively managed.
ELN member Ambassador Tedo Japaridze reflects upon the long-standing relationship between Georgia and the United States, and offers his thoughts on the new security challenges facing his country.
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.
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.