Oleg (Bacho) Tortladze

Perspectives for Abkhazia and Tskhinvali Region/S. Ossetia to be Recognized as Occupied Territories by International Courts

20 Mar 2021
The co-author of the GC Policy Paper is Dr. Saba Pipia, Asscociate Professor at Georgian American University   The full version of the document in available in Georgian language here
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COVID-19 and Women Migrant Workers - Challenges and Perspectives

5 Jan 2021
Abstract: States’ actions during the pandemic have caused extensive unintended consequences and aggravated living and safety conditions of certain vulnerable groups of people. Women migrant workers are one of the casualties of unsystematic and inconsistent restrictive m...
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Nagorno-Karabakh - Road Map for the Occupied Territories of Georgia

30 Nov 2020
Recent developments in Nagorno-Karabakh have fundamentally changed the geopolitical architecture, shifting both the balance of power in the regional centers and a reducing the role of international actors in resolving the conflict. Armed conflict has also provided an op...
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An Overview of Georgia’s 2020 Parliamentary Elections – Part 2

12 Oct 2020
The 2020 constitutional amendment that established the new, mixed electoral system has had a positive impact on the agenda of political parties, the electoral environment and general political dynamics in Georgia. The matrix of pre-election activities has somewhat shift...
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An Overview of Georgia’s 2020 Parliamentary Elections – Part 1

10 Sept 2020
Overwhelmed by completely extraordinary events, Georgia’s primary political drama of 2020 is approaching its culmination. The decree issued by President Zurabishvili on August 31 set the date of the next parliamentary elections for October 31 and officially kicked off t...
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Twelve Years since the 2008 War - Challenges and Perspectives

8 Aug 2020
Much has already been written about how COVID-19 has changed the world—though the imperialist policies of the Russian Federation and its self-perceived role as the Third Rome are, so far, firmly resistant to global political tectonics. 75 years have passed since the Uni...
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The Election System: Compromise in Georgia

9 July 2020
The fact that election years in Georgia are characterized by boundless political battles has unfortunately become an integral part of the country's political culture. When Georgia gained its independence, political elite emerged from a society imbued with the idea o...
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TikTok – a Hidden Threat to State Sovereignty

13 May 2020
Social networks have become an integral part of everyday life in the 21st century. The development of digital platforms has completely changed the patterns and forms of interpersonal interaction, the behavior of society, the domestic and global politics of states—in sho...
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Why Georgia Needs Fast Regional Train?!

11 Mar 2020
The ongoing development of digital technologies triggers constant changes in the pace of life, mobility and economic activities. With the increasing speed of daily life, travel speeds must also increase to keep up. Some countries look to bullet trains and mega project...
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Thus Spoke the OSCE ODIHR – or What Does the Legal Review Say?

13 Feb 2020
2020 has arrived and Georgia is moving towards a regular election phase. The election campaign season is looming and yet there is no consensus on the election system. Political parties have been engaged in endless political battles, instead of being focused on designing...
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