• Remarks by H.E. Giorgi Kvirikashvili, Vice Prime Minister Of Georgia

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  • Transcript: Evolving Security Environment and Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic Aspirations

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  • Linderman on Georgia’s East-West Dilemma

    Foreign Policyquotes Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center Nonresident Research Fellow Laura Linderman on the tug of war for Georgia’s alignment between Russia and the United States:

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  • Linderman on the Georgia-NATO Joint Center

    Voice of America Georgia quotes Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center Nonresident Research Fellow Laura Linderman on the Georgia-NATO joint center:

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  • A View from Tbilisi: Are the Euro-Atlantic Partners Ready to Accept Russia’s Notion of a ‘Near Abroad’?

    NATO summits are filled with Georgian expectations. The Warsaw Summit in July of 2016 is no exception. Since the Bucharest Summit (2008), Georgia’s engagement with NATO has seemed to gravitate around the theme of a Membership Action Plan (MAP) as a prelude to NATO membership. The discussion itself is perhaps too focused on Georgia, when the broader question at hand relates to European and Euro-Atlantic security from the wider Black Sea/Caspian area to the Baltics, i.e., the vast space bordering Russia.

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  • NATO Opens Joint Training and Evaluation Center in Georgia

    Today marks an important moment in the NATO-Georgia relationship.
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  • Infographic: Data Disproves Russian Lies about NATO Military Expansion

    Russian leaders have been promoting the myth of NATO military expansion as part of their justification for Russia's invasion of Ukraine and annexation of Crimea.
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  • Reform Agenda in Kyiv on Slow Burn, But in Odesa, Saakashvili Already Delivers

    "I come away from this visit to Odesa with a sense of optimism," wrote US Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt after his recent trip there. After I posted Pyatt's article to my Facebook page in an attempt to diminish the growing fatigue of fellow Ukrainians over the mixed results of the new government's reforms, angry reactions followed. Some said positive changes are only visible to Americans, while others ridiculed the unnecessary window dressing and recommended that we distinguish between the loud statements about combating corruption with quiet but real acts to diminish it.

    Faced with profound economic difficulties and the government's slow progress with reform, Ukrainians are critical of everything the government is trying to achieve. Day after day, contagious Internet memes paint a picture of doom and gloom, adding to the growing disillusionment with the Euromaidan. But it's too soon to lose faith, and it's time to look south.

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  • Georgia Needs a Shorter Path for Membership in NATO, not a MAP

    The Warsaw summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has a chance to become another milestone in the history of the organization, if the alliance chooses to take the next step forward towards further enlargement.

    There are several aspirant countries expecting bold decisions. Georgia is one of them. The Georgian government is taking a more aggressive stand in demanding acknowledgment by the alliance of Georgia’s progress in political and military reforms. The Ministry of Defense issued a statement in June  stressing that Georgia requests a Membership Action Plan at the Warsaw summit and Minister of Defense Tina Khidasheli made several statements about the pro-active position that the government is going to take on this issue.

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  • With World Focused on Ukraine, Russia Makes Moves on Georgia

    Georgian official draws parallels between Putin’s treaties with breakaway provinces and annexation of Crimea

    While the world focuses its attention on the Ukraine crisis, Russia has been quietly grabbing territory from another neighbor—Georgia.

    The Kremlin’s aggression against Ukraine is just the latest provocation by Russia in its neighborhood, Georgia’s Foreign Minister, Tamar Beruchashvili, reminded an audience June 12, pointing out that Russian forces invaded her country in the summer of 2008.

    “Unfortunately, at that time the West was not really able to well assess the whole danger of the situation and gave a green light to Russia to go ahead,” Beruchashvili said at the Atlantic Council’s Wrocław Global Forum in Wrocław, Poland.

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