Georgia’s Foreign Policy and Its Alignment with the EU CSFP
For Georgia to become a member of the EU, it has an obligation to prove to Brussels that its economic and democratic institutions are stable. This is something that many current members of the EU still struggle with. But Georgia’s democratic development has been under a significant threat due to the increasing influence of totalitarian states like China and Russia, and Tbilisi’s current swing toward Moscow. This trend not only distances Georgia from its collaboration with the EU and the U.S. but also complicates its chances of becoming a full member – or even a partner – of the EU. Tbilisi’s ties with Russia and active opposition to European values and interests contradict the EU’s core principles.
Read this Expert’s Take by Niklas Swanström on Georgia and the EU at the Georgian Institute of Politics.
Quad Plus EU: A Viable Option for the Times?
Today, the primary Indo-Pacific contest is not just about the China-US hegemony. It also involves a range of so-called “middle powers” – including Australia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, […]
Connecting Taiwan and Finland: An Interview with Prof. Julie Yu-Wen Chen
Julie Yu-wen Chen is Professor of Chinese Studies at the University of Helsinki in Finland. Since 2023, she has been involved in the EU twinning project “The EU in the […]
The New External Politics of the Horn of Africa: Competition and Cooperation
In light of increasing global tensions exacerbated by the Russia-Ukraine war and the return of great power strategic competition, ISDP’s Asia Program intern Lwanga Egbewatt Arrey sat down with international […]
War in Ukraine: Between Solution Finding and Global Bloc Building
Executive Summary • The geopolitical landscape surrounding the war in Ukraine and the various proposed solutions to end the conflict are complex. • The war has impacted global power relationships […]
If the opposition beats Erdogan, Sweden’s NATO problem is over.
A Social Democrat may put an end to Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s twenty-year rule. The other week, Kemal Kilicdaroglu was named as a presidential candidate by one of the two opposition […]
Engaging The Indo-Pacific: Some Pointers For Europe
The regional dynamics of the Indo-Pacific Region (IPR), especially maritime security-related, are distinctly different from other regions, especially Europe. There are existential sub-regional dynamics that vary across the IPR, which […]