Wir, nichteuropäische Europäer

Für Georgien war der Gastlandauftritt auf der diesjährigen Frankfurter Buchmesse, der größten der Welt, vor allem ein politischer Erfolg.

By Giorgi Maisuradze

Armenian-Georgian Neighborhood: same directions or diverging paths?

Georgia and Armenia have strived to establish good neighborhood policy throughout centuries. There has been neighborly competition over certain issues but during the last two decades, governments of these countries have taken steps to develop joint initiatives in cultural, economic and political spheres.The South Caucasus Regional Office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation supports the regional dialogue between these two countries.

Russian Soft Power in Georgia: Exploits, Limitations and Future Threats


Five years have passed after the regime change in Georgia, which, many thought, would have diverted the country from its Western course and made it vulnerable to Russia’s influence. These five years saw a surge of Russia’s “soft power” around the world, including in the South Caucasus; however, on the ground, the soft power still remains of limited nature and has failed to achieve major breakthroughs. հայերեն

By Giorgi Kanashvili

Parliamentary Elections in Georgia

A few days ago, the Georgian population elected a portion of the 9th parliament since the country’s independence. In more than 50 single-member districts a second round of elections is scheduled.

By Levan Lortkipanidze

Anti-Gender Movements on the Rise?


The concept of "gender backlash" encompasses too activities pursued by a multitude of different local initiatives all over Central and Eastern Europe, which strongly promote tradition over equality. In many cases these groups appear to be backed and inspired both by influential US-American “pro life” organisations as well as the Kremlin’s "Gay-rope" propaganda, which aims to discredit the European Union as a place of moral decline.

Georgia: Where Is It Going?

The first speaker, a journalist and political analyst from Tbilisi, Mikhail Vignanski began by pointing out that the situation in Georgia is developing very rapidly and attracts a lot of attention.

Role of Orthodoxy in States and Societies of Georgia and Russia

Статьи, включенные в этот выпуск, представляют собой доклады, прочитанные на конференции «Роль православия в государстве и обществе» 23-25 января 2004 г. в Тбилиси, в которой участвовали представители научных кругов, духовенства, НПО, масс-медиа, а также либеральные эксперты Грузии и России.