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Tag: South Caucasus

Ten years after the Russian-Georgian War: Georgia’s dissent to Russian hegemony

Unless Russia decides on a different path of development, Georgia will have trouble finding a common ground with its northern neighbour.

August 6, 2018 - Irakli Sirbiladze

Georgia’s Democracy is alive and well

After a series of protests that shook the South Caucasus, what is the current standing of Georgia's democratic process?

June 20, 2018 - Maxim van Asseldonk

The Impact of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict on the regional prosperity of the South Caucasus

Today, separatist conflicts are the main threat for stability in many countries in the post-Soviet space. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, several conflicts have broken out in the region. While many European policy-makers focus on Crimea, Abkhazia and Transnistria, the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh remains mostly ignored by the western world.

April 23, 2018 - Gunel Shukurova Khayala Gadimova

The dragon in the room

Despite China's assurances that Baku-Beijing-Tbilisi relations are to be based on the principle of equilibrium, with economic gain being the sole motivation, the impression of political dominance is hard to avoid. It is estimated that the old patterns of regional rivalries will further change with China’s expansions westwards, with China becoming a regional stabiliser.

January 30, 2018 - Małgosia Krakowska

Fighting Georgia’s draconian anti-drug law

In 2013, the 27-year old Beka Tsikarishvili was arrested for possession of 65 grams of marijuana. He could have faced between seven and 14 years of prison. It was during his trial that the Georgian Constitutional Tribunal announced in 2015 for the first time that sentencing people to imprisonment for possessing no more than 70 grams of marijuana is against the constitution. In the ruling, it was additionally highlighted that the decision does not mean depenalisation of cannabis and does not refer to situations where the purpose of possession no matter the amount, was to sell the drug.

February 23, 2017 - Milena Chodoła

Revenge of the border

This piece originally appeared in Issue 6/2016 of New Eastern Europe. Subscribe now.

December 8, 2016 - Thomas de Waal

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