Emil Avdaliani, an Oxford graduate, is a professor at Tbilisi’s European University and the Director of Middle East Studies at Georgian think-tank, Geocase. Among his published books is “Georgia and the Silk Road (VI-XIII cc.)” Dr. Avdaliani specializes in modern political and military issues in the South Caucasus and wider Eurasia.
Global Illiberal Trends and the Case of Georgia
Illiberalism can be defined exactly as it sounds - opposition to or restriction of liberal ideas and actions. The stance seems to be having its own global renaissance over the last few years. Emil Avdaliani explores how the phenomenon is playing out in the Caucasian country of Georgia.
Russia and the Looming Armenia-Azerbaijan Peace Deal
Amid all the attention on the war in Ukraine, two historic foes in the South Caucasus are close to reaching a peace agreement that would help alleviate Armenia’s isolation. The potential rapprochement is in parallel to progress on establishing diplomatic ties between Armenia and Turkey. Together, these factors can potentially upend the geopolitics of the South Caucasus.