• Georgia’s Emerging Far Right 

      Gelashvili, Tamta (Journal article, 2019)
      Ethnonationalism has been as common in Georgia as in other post-Soviet countries, but the far-right social movement has especially been gaining traction for the past five years, gradually becoming larger, more diverse, and ...
    • Navigating de facto statehood: trade, trust, and agency in Abkhazia’s external economic relations 

      Blakkisrud, Helge; Gelashvili, Tamta; Kemoklidze, Nino; Kolstø, Pål (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      What opportunities and trade-offs do de facto states encounter in developing economic ties with the outside world? This article explores the complex relationship between trade and trust in the context of contested statehood. ...
    • Trade and trust: the role of trade in de facto state conflict transformation 

      Gelashvili, Tamta; Kemoklidze, Nino; Blakkisrud, Helge (NUPI Policy Brief;2021-1, Research report, 2021)
      De facto states – unrecognized secessionist entities that eke out a living on the margins of the international system – are often heavily dependent on external patron states for economic aid and investment. When the parent ...