“The changing image of Russia in the European project of post-Soviet Georgia in 2004-2012”, Tamar Gamkrelidze (IEP, Germany)

Why could Georgia’s European project, which initially aimed for peaceful coexistence with Russia, lead to the allocation of a role of the chief antagonist to the northern neighbour?
In contrast to most literature on this topic, this paper finds that Georgia’s initial program of peaceful coexistence with Russia entailed a skilful tactics of inclusion and exclusion of Russia into/from the European project.

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