Nikoloz Khatiashvili

Research Fellow on Foreign Policy, International Secretary

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Nikoloz Khatiashvili is a Foreign Policy Research Fellow at Geocase. The main areas of his interests include international security, international relations and diplomacy, intelligence and counterintelligence, national security, and terrorism. 

For more than 15 years, he has been working in public, as well as in private sectors, including 6 years in diplomatic service. Since 2017, he is a chief of staff of the Foreign Relations Committee of the Parliament of Georgia. Prior to that, he worked in the political department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, in the Office of the State Minister for Reconciliation and Equity and in other organizations. Currently, he is a lecturer at Tbilisi State University and instructor-analyst at the Caucasus Academy of Security Experts. He is also the author of 12 articles and research papers and has participated in various international conferences and forums as a speaker. 

He holds a bachelor's degree in International Economic Relations from Georgian Technical University, a Master's Degree in International Relations from the University of Georgia and currently is a PhD candidate in International Security at Tbilisi State University. His area of research is Russian Nuclear Policy as a Foreign Policy Tool. 

Nikoloz Khatiashvili has completed various training and study programs including the George Marshall European Center for Security Studies, US National Defense University, LUISS University, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Geneva Center for Security Policy, Hertie School of Governance, King’s College,  Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, OSCE / ODIHR, College of Europe Natolin, Estonian School of Diplomacy, European Security and Defense College, Warsaw Security Forum NLS, Tbilisi School of Political Studies, Rondeli Foundation, Georgian Institute of Politics, GSAC and other institutions. 

He is a member of the Warsaw Security Forum Democracy Network and a Board Member of the US Government Exchange Program Alumni Association of Georgia (EPAG)