The Prague Manual: How to Tailor National Strategy Using Lessons Learned from Countering Kremlin’s Hostile Subversive Operations in Central and Eastern Europe - Irakli Porchkhidze

Vice President of GISS - Irakli Porchkhidze has contributed to flagship publication from the 2018 STRATCOM SUMMIT: The Prague Manual: How to Tailor National Strategy Using Lessons Learned from Countering Kremlin’s Hostile Subversive Operations in Central and Eastern Europe. 

The Prague manual is a comprehensive report attempting to explain how the European liberal democratic countries should respond to the Kremlin´s ongoing subversive operations. 

The Prague manual has been prepared by European Values think tank within Kremlin Watch Program with funding from Visegrad Fund. 



Policy recommendations for the 2017 Eastern Partnership Summit - Irakli Porchkhidze

GISS contributed to policy recommendations for the 2017 Eastern Partnership Summit. Paper is the result of the discussions of the Eastern Partnership (EaP) Think Tank Forum, held in Chișinău on September 21-23, 2017. For more details about the EaP Think Tank Forum please see

The authors have drawn on the discussions from the EaP Think Tank Forum and added further insights on the future of the Eastern Partnership ahead of the upcoming EaP Summit in Brussels.

The paper has been produced within a project implemented by the New Europe Centre (former Institute for World Policy), Georgian Institute for Strategic Studies and the Institute for European Policies and Reforms in cooperation with the EaP Civil Society Forum. The project is funded by the EU and National Endowment for Democracy (NED) through the EaP CSF Re-granting Scheme 2017 and co-financed by Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS).


Communicating Europe in a New Regional Security Context

policy paper "Communicating Europe in Georgia during the AA and DCFTA Implementation Process" in the publication "Communicating Europe in a New Regional Security Context".

Publication was produced in the framework of the project “V4 Supporting Communication Strategy of Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine on Implementing AA and DCFTA led by the Foreign Policy Association of Moldova and financially supported by the International Visegrad Fund. The opinions expressed in the publication are those of the participants/authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the International Visegrad Fund. More information about the project can be found on the project website: .


Policy Paper – “Beyond NATO’s Eastern Border: Georgia, Ukraine, Moldova” - Eka Tkeshelashvili

Eka Tkeshelashvili published a Policy Paper  “Beyond NATO’s Eastern Border: Georgia’s Perspective”. The Policy Paper discusses NATO’s role and Georgia’s policy choices in the light of deteriorating regional security environment. The document has been published by German Marshall Fund.


A Guidebook - "European Union and Georgia"

The guidebook is prepared by the Georgian Institute for Strategic Studies with funding from Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The guidebook covers the topics such as history of EU integration, policies, EaP, UfM and EU-Georgia relations.  The main objective of the guidebook is to promote Georgia’s EU approximation process among the local population by raising their awareness on the EU, and EU-Georgia relations. 

* A guidebook in Georgian: ევროკავშირი და საქართველო
* A guidebook in Azerbaijani: Avropa İttifaqı və Gürcüstan
* A guidebook in Armenian: Եվրամիություն և Վրաստան


Georgia’s progress and challenges on the path to the EU approximation after the signature of Association Agreement with particular emphasis on issues related to the consolidation of democracy in Georgia - Tinna Goletiani

This report explores the on-going processes and the challenges, which Georgian government has faced on the path to the EU approximation following the signing of the Association Agreement. In particular, the emphasis is on issues related to consolidation of democracy in Georgia. The report focuses on the following topics:

(a) The strengthening of judicial independence
(b) The safeguarding of freedom of information with regards to the media
(c) Human rights situation of women in Georgia.


The Abkhazia Railway: who wins? - Irakli Porchkhidze

Vice President, 
The Georgian Institute for Strategic Studies (GISS)
December, 2014 


Task Force report of the project: “V4 Supporting the Economic Integration of Georgia and Moldova with the EU”



The Research Report - "The Analysis of the Visa Liberalization Process in Georgia: Moldova's Experience and Recommendations" - Nino Samvelidze

On the one hand, the goal of the research was to study Moldova’s experience in terms of visa liberalization, to analyze the processes currently underway there and to find out which of the challenges being faced by Moldova  should be considered in assessing Georgia’s case. On the other hand, the goal of this research was to assess the implementation of Georgia’s VLAP, and to identify the challenges and elaborate relevant recommendations for interested parties. Taken together, then, this research report is a comparative study of the Moldovan and Georgian cases, conducted in the hope that better understanding the former will allow for more robust comprehension of the latter.
The research was prepared as part of a project implemented by the Policy, Advocacy, and Civil Society Development in Georgia (G-PAC), a program of the East-West Management Institute (EWMI). This program was made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).


Caspian Region - A view from Georgia - Giorgi Badridze

The article of the Senior Fellow in "Georgian Institute for Strategic Studies", Giorgi Badridze, in "Capsian Report".

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