South Caucasus

Pragmatic Approach Towards Russia – Option or Illusion?

The issue of developing and implementing national policy towards Russia has always been a pertinent subject for post-Soviet states as they have sought to ensure their own security. Governments have tried a number of different approaches, among which is the so-called “pragmatic approach.” Its most vivid embodiment is the policy of the current Georgian government with regards to Russia. Notably, it should be mentioned that almost all political forces that have come to power in Georgia have attempted to improve or at least normalize relations with Russia. However, each of these attempts was followed by disappointment.

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Secretary of the National Security Council of Georgia Mr. David Rakviashvili’s visit to ICDS

On Monday the 20th of March 2017 a group of researchers from ICDS, as well as guests from the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Defence, the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute and the Estonian Atlantic Treaty Association met with the Secretary of the National Security Council of Georgia Mr. David Rakviashvili, and the Deputy Secretary of the National Security Council of Georgia Mr. Ivane Matchavariani, in the presence of the Ambassador of Georgia to Estonia HE Tea Akhvlediani.

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