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Helge Blakkisrud

(Norwegian Institute of International Affairs)



Julie Wilhelmsen

(Norwegian Institute of International Affairs)

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


Levan Kakhishvili 

(U of Bamberg, Germany) 

Measuring Incremental Changes in the Foreign Policy of Small States:

A Case Study of Georgia


Christofer Berglund 

(Malmö U, Sweden) 

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) 

Small Nation in a Big World:

Geopolitical Visions in President Mikheil Saakashvili’s Rhetoric




Gerard Toal

(Virginia Tech, US)

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

Thursday May 5, 8.30-10.00 AM ET 


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