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From Georgia, Iran-US Tensions Are Unlikely to Spill into War

By Emil Avdaliani – Tbilisi

Op-Ed

To the south of Georgia trouble is brewing as Iran and the US (and its allies) are almost openly engaged in a military competition around the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz.

True, Georgia does not share a border with Iran, but its … Lire la suite

Invented Traditions and the Cult of Stalin

By Nikita Taranko Acosta – Geneva

Utopias are dreams of collective deliverance that in waking life are found to be nightmares(Gray 2008, p.24). In this essay I will try to work out on the concept of invented traditions prior to delving into the intricacies of the cult Lire la suite

The modern Russian identity through History : Peter the Great and the Napoleonic War

By Nikita Taranko Acosta

How far did Peter the Great’s reforms transform Russia into a Country Fitted for its New European Status?

This paper aims to analyse both positive and negative effects of Peter the Great’s numerous reforms. It will conclude that despite some negative outcomes, Peter’s vision and active Lire la suite

What the Protests in Tbilisi Mean for Relations with Russia

By Emil Avdaliani – Tbilisi

The protests in the center of Tbilisi over the Russian MP’s presence in Georgian parliament caused a nation-wide outburst against the ruling Georgian Dream party and Russia.

Moscow in turn accused Tbilisi of nationalism, cut direct air-traffic and threatened the country with economic sanctions. Most Lire la suite

Ukraine-Russie : un moment de vérité pour le Conseil de l’Europe

By Serhii Reva – Kiev

A quelques jours de l’ouverture de  l’Assemblée Parlementaire du Conseil de l’Europe, prévue pour la semaine du 24 au 28 juin, une question capitale pointe à l’horizon de son agenda: la Fédération de Russie retrouvera-t-elle le droit de vote ainsi que les autres droits qu’elle Lire la suite

Zelensky’s Presidency is Unlikely to Change Ukraine’s Foreign Policy

By Emil Avdaliani – Tbilisi

The polls after the second round of presidential elections in Ukraine gave Volodymyr Zelenskiy more than 70% of the public’s support. Zelensky, 41, challenged the incumbent president Petro Poroshenko, who has already admitted his defeat.

Questions which occupied analysts around the world were two-fold: how Lire la suite

China’s Belt & Road Initiative in Flux

By Emil Avdaliani – Tbilisi

China’s economic and political ascendancy is a topic for almost every Eurasian state – and Georgia is no exception. However, before proceeding to China’s geopolitical role in and around Georgia, keep in mind those major routes which make up the famous Belt and Road Initiative Lire la suite

Poland and the success of its « Intermarium » project

By Emil Avdaliani – Tbilisi

The Intermarium Project refers to a geopolitical concept developed by the 20th century Polish leader Jozef Pilsudski, involving the region from the Baltic to the Black seas. Following the dissolution of the Russian Empire in the wake of World War 1 (1914-1918), Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania Lire la suite

Russophones en Ukraine : minorité ethnolinguistique ou majorité fonctionnelle ?

Par Nikita Taranko Acosta – Genève

La question linguistique, notamment le statut de la langue russe, est un sujet qui reste au cœur du débat politique en Ukraine. En effet, il est difficile de trouver un aspect plus scandaleux, douloureux et à la fois plus juteux que la célèbre question Lire la suite

Elections présidentielles en Ukraine – La dernière ligne droite

Par Serhii Reva – Kyiv

Le 31 mars prochain, les ukrainiens iront voter au premier tour des élections présidentielles de 2019. A quelques jours avant cet évènement majeur dans la vie politique de l’Ukraine, quelques conclusions peuvent déjà se dessiner sur cette campagne qui s’avère être la plus tourmentée et … Lire la suite

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