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Givi Gigitashvili

Givi Gigitashvili
Givi Gigitashvili holds the BA degree in International Relations from Tbilisi State University and is currently enrolled in MA Programme in the EU-Russia studies at the University of Tartu, Estonia. The areas of his expertise comprise international politics, Russian foreign policy, the EU-Russia relations and Eastern Partnership.

Post-modern versus modern: The EU and Russia

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After the Soviet collapse, Western leaders anticipated Russia’s incorporation into Post-Cold war European system would go smoothly. Nevertheless, failure of normative convergence between Russia and the EU coupled with Kremlin’s international assertiveness made this future unlikely.

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Georgia’s ambivalence on Ukrainian crisis

Demonstrators carry posters and Georgian and Ukrainian flags as they head to a rally in support of the Ukrainian opposition, in downtown Tbilisi, Georgia, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. The rally was organized by youth and students organizations in Tbilisi. (AP Photo/Shakh Aivazov)

Since the unraveling crisis in Ukraine, Georgian Dream ruling coalition has taken an apathetic position toward the current developments in our partner country. As well as Ukrainian people, our society has expected a momentous support from Georgian authorities to Ukraine. However, the ruling coalition encounters myriad of external and internal impediments that make elaboration of an unambiguous approach toward Ukraine hardly achievable.

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Russia’s role in Crimea: Foreign Policy Analysis

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The Ukrainian crisis has undermined the status-quo in the post-Cold War order and laid the foundation of new understandings regarding Russia’s revisionist power in the 21st century.

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EU and Russia: communication redefined

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The illegal annexation of Crimea has halted the more than 20 years of the EU-engagement with the Russian Federation. Unexpectedly, Russia derailed from its own commitments to uphold Ukraine’s territorial integrity, creating a deep gap and exposing essential differences in values, creating implications for international law.

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