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Emil Avdaliani teaches history and international relations at Tbilisi State University and Ilia State University. He has worked for various international consulting companies and currently publishes articles focused on military and political developments across the former Soviet sphere.

ARTICLES BY: Emil Avdaliani

February 11, 2021 1:12 pm

Putin, Alexei Navalny and Public Dissent in Russia

Huge protests recently held in Russia over the jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny could become a countrywide movement against the ruling political elite. The...

February 3, 2021 8:22 am

Did the Armenia-Azerbaijan War Weaken Iran?

In the wake of the Second Karabakh War, Iran now finds itself facing Turkey’s growing influence north of its border. Ankara gained a corridor through...

January 15, 2021 12:31 pm

Biden’s Foreign Policy, and the Indo-Pacific

President-elect Joe Biden may have opposite views on nearly all aspects of foreign policy pursued by Donald Trump, but one area is likely to remain...

December 29, 2020 6:06 am

Biden and Russia: Pressure, but Not Too Much

Moscow’s muted reaction to Joe Biden’s victory in the US presidential election does not augur well for bilateral ties between the two states. The Russian...

November 17, 2020 4:36 am

For Turkey, Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict Is a ‘Win-Win’

Turkey has always supported Azerbaijan on the basis of cultural ties and common geopolitical aspirations. Lately, however, as Ankara has grown more assertive in the...

October 28, 2020 5:41 am

China and the Dangers of Current Supply Chains

The COVID-19 pandemic ramped up discussion about changing global supply chains. This notion was present before the epidemic, when tensions with China were growing on...

October 19, 2020 7:03 am

The India-China Rivalry Undermines the Emergence of a Multipolar World

A grand strategic shift is taking place in India’s geopolitical calculus. New Delhi has always been wary of Beijing’s growing economic and military power. But in...

September 13, 2020 3:38 am

Belarus and Russia’s Fear of Popular Revolutions

For Russia, the crisis in Belarus caused by the August presidential election result is of a geopolitical nature. Moscow might not be openly stating its...

August 31, 2020 6:12 am

Defying Geography: The Israel-Azerbaijan Partnership

Fighting in July between Armenia and Azerbaijan caused many casualties along the border, and the governments of the region fear an escalation to the scale...

August 27, 2020 12:38 pm

Why Iran Is Turning East

Beijing and Tehran are preparing a whopping 25-year economic and security deal, according to which China would invest up to $400 billion in Iran. We...

August 11, 2020 5:37 am

China’s Effect: A Global NATO

A shift is taking place in global military thinking. NATO, arguably the most successful military alliance in history, is slowly but steadily edging toward casting...

August 7, 2020 10:08 am

Is Russia’s Quest for World Power in Trouble?

An important part of Russia’s grand strategy in terms of foreign policy is its purposeful creation and management of conflict zones across the post-Soviet space....

July 13, 2020 3:03 am

Is the US Strategy on China Creating an Opening for Russia and Iran?

The world is in flux. Global geopolitical trends that existed before the onset of the coronavirus will only intensify in its wake, and US-China competition...

June 29, 2020 4:39 am

Will China and Russia Compete in the Middle East?

Russia’s relations with the West are at their lowest point in two decades. Similar patterns of warming and cooling have taken place intermittently ever since...


Jewish Twitter Users Mock ‘Serious Eats’ Ham on Bagel Combination

Jewish Twitter users mercilessly poked fun at a recipe on a popular food...

‘Unorthodox’ Star Shira Haas Shares Throwback Purim Photo From Childhood

Israeli actress Shira Haas shared with her Instagram followers on Thursday a photo...


Israeli Locust Slayers Train Ethiopians to Save Crops - Some call it a plague. Yoav Motro calls it a war. The enemies are the huge armies of desert...

An Israeli Soldier Gives His All for Lonely Senior Citizens - “Between 11th and 12th grade, after a tough fencing session, I saw a television report about all these...

Why the UAE Wants Israeli Help to Secure Its Food Supplies - Food security is emerging as a key area in which the United Arab Emirates is eager for Israeli...


Can Tesla Conquer Israel Without Storefronts?

CTech - The electric car manufacturer Tesla is entering the Israeli market, but there are no signs that it’s planning to open a classic dealership. An official map of service...

Middle East

Israel, Bahrain Sign Historic Postal Agreement - Following the announcement in January that the Emirates Post Group would add Israel to its operations network, the Israel Post will now begin to send and receive packages...

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