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Tatia Dolidze

Tatia Dolidze
Georgia's Youth Representative to the United Nations. Former research assistant at CEPS think tank (Brussels), holding Masters degree (cum laude) from Maastricht University, The Netherlands, now PhD candidate in European Studies, IES, TSU, Georgia.

SDG implementation in Georgia: Main challenges and opportunities


Sustainable Development Goals represent the United Nations’ post-2015 response to the new, as well as the old but persisting social, economic and environmental challenges the world faces today.

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Are conflicts in the South Caucasus ethnic?


There is no negative intrinsic value to ethnical diversity that would make it a cause of conflict. Otherwise, every ethnically diverse society would be expected to be in conflict, while the reality suggests that for each case of ethnic rivarly, there are many other cases of different ethnic groups coexisting peacefully.

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Russian and Western engagement in the South Caucasus conflicts: Building sustainable stability in the region?


Russia is playing a dual game in the South Caucasus at the same time both stabilising and destabilising the region.

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NATO credibility crisis and Post Crimea enlargement: Cases of Georgia and Montenegro


The next NATO Summit is scheduled for July 8-9, 2016 in Warsaw, Poland. The theme of the upcoming summit is expected to be that of security within the alliance (collective defense, article V of the founding treaty) as an answer to the security challenges facing NATO today (Ukraine crisis, ISIS, Russia’s military intervention in Syria).

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Future of the EaP: opportunities and struggles


The events from the failure of the Vilnius Summit up until the ongoing Ukrainian crisis have revealed the need of reviewing the EU’s current policies towards its Eastern partners.

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ENP conditionality psychoanalysed: no more “more for more”?


The European Union is ‘Sui Generis’, – the Latin expression meaning ‘one of its kind’. That is exactly due to its unique characteristics that there are continuous scholarly attempts to conceptualize the European Union as a term.

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One year after the Crimea Annexation: Thinking ahead for Ukraine


March 2015 marked one year after the annexation of Crimea and the EU is still indecisive. It does make moves (e.g. sanctions against Russia), but has the “safe mode” turned on.

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Poor Ukraine, So Far from God, So Close to Russia


«Poor Mexico, so far from God and so close to the United States!» – lamented the Mexican president and dictator Porfirio Diaz, who ruled Mexico for years before the civil war in 1910. The emotive drive of this mourning echoed one century later in “poor” Ukraine that has recently found itself forgotten by the god and thrown into the jaws ...

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Why does Nagorno-Karabakh matter?


The rule of ‘location, location, location’ is not only a business law, but also perfectly applies to politics. Geographical location indeed matters! It can constringe or give space to national interests and does the same with peoples’ minds.

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EU-Russia Summit in Brussels: Ukraine and “big elephant”


In recent months, Russia’s actions have not been to the EUs satisfaction. Having supported the country’s accession into WTO, the Union is now disappointed with Russia’s customs behaviour, imposition of trade restrictions (78 protectionist moves counted), and sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) problems. On its part, Russia is also criticizing the EU for the anti-dumping rates and has even started a ...

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