International Relations

Iran and Russia Are Closer Than Ever Before
Author: 6 Jan 2023
Emil Avdaliani's comments for Foreign Policy on how relations between Iran and Russia changed amid the war in Ukraine.   In the first two days of 2023, evidence of a newfound friendship between Russia and Iran was on full display across the war-battered cities...
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From Balancing to Extraction
Author: 25 Nov 2022
To divide Russia and China, the West first needs to push Moscow toward Beijing. The West needs to think long-term when it comes to the China-Russia partnership. The methods used thus far to divide their growing cooperation have failed. Instead, what the West first needs...
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As Russian Influence Plummets, China Capitalizes in Central Asia
Author: 18 Nov 2022
The People’s Republic of China (PRC) has finally initiated its highly anticipated railway project to Uzbekistan. On the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit held in September 2022, the official decision was made to begin actively working on th...
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Few-Friends Russia Embraces Iran
Author: 16 Nov 2022
Russia once viewed the G-20 group of leading economies as the world’s key cooperative forum. No longer. The November 15-16 meeting in Bali will not be attended by Vladimir Putin and there is therefore little chance that his isolation will be illustrated through face-to-...
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Constructing the Middle Corridor: the Case of Georgia and Kazakhstan
Author: 29 July 2022
Georgia and Kazakhstan are two critical countries along the Middle Corridor. Each has long argued for the expansion of the route. The geopolitical situation, however, was not propitious until the war in Ukraine upended the very fabric of Eurasian connectivity. The chall...
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Dr. Khatuna Burkadze – NATO will enhance its support to partners affected by Russian threats including Georgia to strengthen their defense capabilities
Author: 13 July 2022
The Interpressnews interview on the NATO Summit in Madrid with Prof. Dr. Khatuna Burkadze, Director of American and Euro-Atlantic Studies at Geocase, an alumna of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and the Harvard Program on Negotiations.  ...
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Russia’s War Creates Opportunities for China in Central Asia
Author: 5 July 2022
As the war in Ukraine continues, China sees greater economic and political openings in Central Asia, the region extremely wary of Russian military ambitions.   Russia’s invasion of Ukraine reverberated far and deep across the Eurasian continent. One region which esp...
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Small State in the Context of “New Order:” Georgia
Author: 25 June 2022
Briefly about the created environment which is rather controversial and nonstandard. Several large-scale challenges of late, the pandemic, the war, the climate, have put an already enfeebled global system of legal and economic relations to a serious test, requiring the...
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Victor Kipiani Has Been Invited to Present at the Inaugural Georgia-Oxford Forum
9 June 2022
Mr Victor Kipiani, Chairman of Geocase has been invited to speak at the Inaugural Georgia-Oxford Forum to be held in hybrid format on June 10, 2022 at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford. The forum is organised by the Embassy of Georgia to the United Kingdom of Gr...
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