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.

Armenia & Georgia: Resilient Relationship

Armenia and Georgia are destined by history and geography to exist side by side, for centuries uncomfortably squeezed between huge empires. Not always were their relations cloudless, but mostly were marked by prolonged periods of propinquity and cooperation. հայերեն

By George Tarkhan-Mouravi

Armenian-Georgian Relations: Actuality of Sustainable Development

Nowadays South Caucasus is a sub-region bordering one great power and two regional powers.  It is considered as an important intersection of transnational infrastructure links. This turns it into a zone of superpowers’ vital interests, as well as arises growing interest by non-bordering great powers. The region is saturated with ethnic and confessional conflicts which provides openings for influence by all non-regional actors. հայերեն

By David Hovhannisyan

Armenian-Georgian Multi-Track Diplomacy is a Must

Armenian-Georgian relations are grounded in many centuries of history. In South Caucasus, as well as in larger Middle East region, Armenians and Georgians are of those rare peoples sharing common history. Along with other factors, this situation has been shaped by the shared reality and need of facing global political, cultural and social dynamics and challenges. հայերեն

By Arsen Kharatyan

Armenian-Russian Relations: Diminishing Returns


Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, independence for Armenia has faced a daunting trade-off of sovereignty for security. With the insecurity from a war with neighbouring Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh that erupted even before independence, Armenia has long relied on Russia as its “strategic partner” and security provider. հայերեն

By Richard Giragosian

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

The Olympics for Abkhazia: Dreams and Reality

Despite expectations for major gains, Abkhazia, squeezed between the Russian Federation and Georgia, has undergone no substantive changes in the run-up to the Olympics in nearby Sochi.

By Akhra Smyr