The "Georgia’s Foreign Policy from Geopolitical Perspective" (2008-2022); Evaluation Based on The James Rosenau’s Foreign Policy Theory
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Keywords:Georgia- Foreign Policy- Geopolitics- James Rosenau
After the Georgian-Russian war in August 2008, the Geopolitical equation for Georgia changed. It lost 20% of its territory. Georgia was an attractive destination for the West from the very beginning of the dissolution of the USSR. Since this country had a suitable geography to replace the energy transfer route to the West, it could achieve membership in NATO and the EU as an Eastern European State. Due to its location between the Caspian Sea and the Black Sea, and its Geopolitical superiority, it could open the region to new regional energy projects such as BTC. However, this territorial disintegration suspended Georgia's membership in NATO and the EU, affecting Georgia's foreign policy. Based on the geopolitical characteristics and Rosenau’s foreign policy, which defines the individual and the role of leaders during each government, their decisions reflect differently on the government and society, so the international system is affected by their policies and affecting to their policies. From this viewpoint, the foreign policy of Georgia is derived from the combination of geopolitical elements and James Rosenau’s foreign policy criteria. This descriptive-analytical research is based on data gathering in the library method and it is going to infer the realistic outcomes of foreign policy goals regards to the geopolitics of Georgia based on its leaders' role.
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