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Kornely Kakachia

Kornely Kakachia is an associate professor of political science at Ivane Javakishvili Tbilisi State University and director of the Tbilisi-based Georgian Institute of Politics. His current research focuses on Georgian foreign policy, the security issues of the wider Black Sea area and comparative party politics. He has been the recipient of IREX and OSI fellowships and was a visiting fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government (2009-10), the Harriman Institute, Columbia University (2011) and Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (2000).

Research areas:  Emerging powers

Publications

Georgia: identity, foreign policy and the politics of a “Euro-Atlantic orientation”
Tbilisi from St. David's Church on Mtatsminda - Georgia by Violator1 with cc license from Flickr Kornely Kakachia 27 March 2013
Often considered to be a “beacon of democracy” in the post-Soviet space, Georgia has publicly committed itself to establishing the rule of law and building Western-style democratic institutions. As Georgia’s ambitions to draw closer to Europe and the transatlantic community have grown and the country has assertively reclaimed its Europ... more  

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