Presidential Elections in Georgia in the Light of Foreign Policy Priorities

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DOI: 10.20542/0131-2227-2020-64-1-119-128

N. Gegelashvili (ngegel@hotmail.com),
Institute for the U.S. and Canadian Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, 2/3 Khlebnyi Per., Moscow, 121069, Russian Federation

Abstract. The article explores the US policy towards Georgia as the most reliable strategic partner of Washington in the South Caucasus. The evolution of the US approaches to Georgia is analyzed as well as features of Trump administration policy; NATO position on Georgian possible membership; the problem of conflict settlement; the US policy on the settlement of frozen conflicts. These issues are considered against the backdrop of presidential elections in Georgia and changes of internal political situation in this country. The author emphasizes continuity of Georgia’s foreign policy orientated to integration with the West and strengthening strategic partnership with USA/NATO. Unprecedented intensification of the US policy towards Georgia in the last years is shown.

Keywords: Georgian foreign policies, U.S. policies, the Trump administration, NATO, conflict resolution


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For citation:
Gegelashvili N. Presidential Elections in Georgia in the Light of Foreign Policy Priorities. World Eonomy and International Relations, 2020, vol. 64, No 1, pp. 119-128. https://doi.org/10.20542/0131-2227-2020-64-1-119-128



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