CHAIR

Helge Blakkisrud

(Norwegian Institute of International Affairs)

hb@nupi.no

 

PAPERS

Julie Wilhelmsen

(Norwegian Institute of International Affairs)

jw@nupi.no

Identification and Physical Disconnect in Russian Foreign Policy:
Georgia as a Western Proxy Once Again?

 

Levan Kakhishvili 

(U of Bamberg, Germany)

kakhishvili@gip.ge 

Measuring Incremental Changes in the Foreign Policy of Small States:

A Case Study of Georgia

 

Christofer Berglund 

(Malmö U, Sweden)

christofer.berglund@mau.se 

Sons of the Soil or Servants of the Empire?

Profiling the Defenders of De Facto Statehood in Abkhazia and South Ossetia

*co-authored with Ketevan Bolkvadze (Lund U, Sweden)

 

Tornike Zurabashvili 

(Tbilisi State U, Georgia)

tzurabashvili@gmail.com 

Small Nation in a Big World:

Geopolitical Visions in President Mikheil Saakashvili’s Rhetoric

 

 

DISCUSSANT

Gerard Toal

(Virginia Tech, US)

toalg@vt.edu

PANEL K1
Georgia – and The De Facto States – Between Moscow and Brussels
Identity and Politics

Thursday May 5, 8.30-10.00 AM ET 

Caucasus