Author profile: Levan Kakhishvili

Assessing Russia’s Policy Toward its ‘Near Abroad’

Assessing Russia’s Policy Toward its ‘Near Abroad’

After the demise of the USSR, Russia struggled to reshape its identity and was unable to accept the new independent states in its neighbourhood, influencing its distinct foreign policy.

Explaining Democratic Developments in Post-Communist Countries

Explaining Democratic Developments in Post-Communist Countries

The lack of democratisation in former communist countries is more complex than the debate around presidential and parliamentary systems.

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