Meetings and Discussions

The impact of the Russia-Ukraine war on the Middle East

The impact of the Russia-Ukraine war on the Middle East

At the Rondeli Foundation, we have resumed discussions about current events that were suspended due to Covid-19 regulations. On November 21, we held a meeting on the topic of "The impact of the Russia-Ukraine war on the Middle East". Rondeli foundation fellows Alexi Petriashvili, Zurab Batiashvili, and former Ambassador of Georgia to Iran (2004-2009). Levan Asatiani participated…

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A public lecture

A public lecture "The Competition for Influence: Russia, China and the U.S"

On 16 October, Rondeli Foundation hosted a public lecture "The Competition for Influence: Russia, China and the U.S" by Dr. Vivian S. Walker, the Executive Director of the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy at the Department of State. The lecture was followed by the discussion, moderated by the Rondeli Foundation Senior Fellow Ambassador Giorgi Badridze. Representatives…

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English version will be added soon

English version will be added soon

English version will be added soon

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Georgia - Ukraine: Thirty Years of Re-establishment of Diplomatic Relations

Georgia - Ukraine: Thirty Years of Re-establishment of Diplomatic Relations

On July 21 Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Embassy of Ukraine in Georgia and Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies (Rondeli Foundation) co-hosted an event Georgia-Ukraine: Thirty Years old Re-establishing Diplomatic Relations. Georgian and Ukrainian Government officials, high-ranking diplomats and international experts participated in the discussion, moderated…

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Conference for graduates of the educational program

Conference for graduates of the educational program "Youth for Changes".

On July 19, the Rondeli Foundation organized a conference for graduates of the educational program "Youth for Changes". During the meeting, young activists, representatives of non-governmental organizations, media, and political parties from Kakheti, Adjara, Shida Kartli, Samtskhe-Javakheti, and Tbilisi discussed the results of the research "Youth Values and Political Activism…

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Graduation ceremony in Jokolo, Pankisi

Graduation ceremony in Jokolo, Pankisi

On July 14th, 2022 the graduation ceremony for the project participants was held in the village Jokolo, Pankisi Gorge. Along with certificates, the successful participants revealed based on the quiz results conducted within the framework of the projects received awards. Graduation ceremony was attended by the students, parents, teachers and principals of the schools of the villages: Duisi,…

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Amb. Degnan meeting students of Khulo Municipality public schools

Amb. Degnan meeting students of Khulo Municipality public schools

On June 14th, US Ambassador Kelly Degnan met with the students of Khulo Municipality public schools. The event was organized by the Rondeli Foundation and attended by the participants of the US Embassy-funded project "Community Youth Engagement in the Regions of Georgia." During the meeting, Ambassador Degnan spoke about the 30-year strategic partnership between the United States…

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 The ninth meeting of the Georgia-EU civil society platform

The ninth meeting of the Georgia-EU civil society platform

On June 28, 2022, the ninth meeting of the Georgia-EU Civil Society Platform (CSP) was held at the Rondeli Foundation.

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Visit to the Samtskhe-Javakheti region with the Ambassador Maaike van Koldam

Visit to the Samtskhe-Javakheti region with the Ambassador Maaike van Koldam

On the 30th of May, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Georgia: H.E Maaike van Koldam visited Samtskhe-Javakheti region, in the scope of an introductory tour organized by Rondeli Foundation.  During the visit, we had an opportunity to meet with the representatives of community radio "NOR" in Ninotsminda, we also organized a roundtable discussion with the local…

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War in Ukraine: Moldova Under Threat

War in Ukraine: Moldova Under Threat

On May 20 at 19:00 (GMT+4) Rondeli Foundation invites you to a webinar - War in Ukraine: Moldova Under Threat.

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Photo Screening - Road to Destruction

Photo Screening - Road to Destruction

On May 3rd, the Rondeli Foundation, in collaboration with Tbilisi Photography & Multimedia Museum hosted an event, entitled The Road to Destruction, which showcased the works from the war-affected areas (Abkhazia, Tskhinvali Region, Gori, as well as Crimea, Bucha and other places in Ukraine, suffering from the Russian military aggression) by prominent photographers. The photo-screening…

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Are Armenia and Azerbaijan Headed Towards Normalization?

Are Armenia and Azerbaijan Headed Towards Normalization?

The entire world is focused on Russia's war in Ukraine. However, important developments are underway in Nagorno Karabakh. How far could it go? What are the chances and challenges for the long term peace between Azerbaijan and Armenia?

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Russia Under Sanctions: What Are the Consequences

Russia Under Sanctions: What Are the Consequences

On April 27 at 12:00 (GMT+4) the Rondeli Foundation will host a webinar: Russia Under Sanctions: What Are the Consequences".

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presentation of the book by Georges Mamoulia

presentation of the book by Georges Mamoulia

The Rondeli Foundation organized the presentation of the book by Georges Mamoulia: "Imam Shamil and the National Liberation Struggle of the Highlanders of the North-Eastern Caucasus in the Messages of the French Consuls from Tiflis".   Georgian historian Georges Mamoulia, currently living in Paris, translated from French into Russian the archived political reports of the French…

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Russian Disinformation During the War:  How Big Is the Threat and How to Counter It

Russian Disinformation During the War: How Big Is the Threat and How to Counter It

On April 12th at 18:00 (GMT+4), the Rondeli Foundation hosted a webinar on Russian disinformation campaign and ways to counter it.  

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Two-day event - Georgia and Japan in the Changing World

Two-day event - Georgia and Japan in the Changing World

On March 14-15 the Rondeli Foundation organized a two-day event - "Georgia and Japan in the Changing World". Georgian and Japanese experts discussed opportunities for partnership in the spheres of rule of law, security (including human security) and international relations, democracy, and economic development.

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Georgia and Japan in the Changing World

Georgia and Japan in the Changing World

Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies (Rondeli Foundation) invites you to the event - "Georgia and Japan in the Changing World" to be held on March 14-15, 2022.

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Discussion on the Parallel Research Conducted in Georgia and Russia

Discussion on the Parallel Research Conducted in Georgia and Russia

On December 16, 2021 the Rondeli Foundation in cooperation with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) South Caucasus Office organized a discussion on the parallel research conducted in Georgia and Russia. Caucasus Research Resource Center conducted the research in Georgia. The goal of both studies was to better understand public knowledge, attitudes and perceptions vis-à-vis the research…

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Discussion - Attitudes and Perceptions Towards Russia in Georgia and Towards Georgia in Russia

Discussion - Attitudes and Perceptions Towards Russia in Georgia and Towards Georgia in Russia

The Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies (Rondeli Foundation) in cooperation and with the support of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) South Caucasus Office has commissioned a CRRC empirical study on the knowledge, attitudes and perceptions of Georgian citizens towards Russia with a special focus on the North Caucasus.

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Autocracies vs. Democracies: Who's Winning?

Autocracies vs. Democracies: Who's Winning?

U.S. diplomat George Kennan publicly proposed defending democracy against autocracies using a strategy of “containment.” The foundation of his proposal was the belief that the contradictions inherent in Soviet party rule would ultimately lead to collapse of the system or at least its considerable mellowing if denied opportunities for expansion.

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