What are Georgia's Foreign Policy Options?
Conference-debate with Grigol Vashadze, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia
Chairman: Thomas Gomart
Over a year since the Russian military intervention Georgia and Moscow's recognition of the separatist regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, Georgia's territorial integrity remains in question and her relations with Russia hostile. The publication of the EU sponsored "Tagliavini Report" on the causes of the August 2008 war have highlighted failings by both Russia and Georgia as well as the failure of preventative diplomacy by extra-regional actors like the US and EU. Grigol Vashadze, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia since December 2008, will address Georgian the options for Georgia's foreign policy in the face of such challenges.