Thomas de Waal
- is a senior associate in the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, specializing primarily in the South Caucasus region and its unresolved conflicts - Abkhazia
, Nagorno Karabakh, and South Ossetia - as well as in the wider Black Sea region. De Waal is the author of "The Caucasus: An Introduction" (Oxford University Press, 2010).
- is the associate director of the Atlantic Council's Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center, where she develops and shapes the Center's analytic and intellectual work on Georgia. A former Peace Corps volunteer in western Georgia, Linderman has co-authored articles on Georgian politics for the Atlantic Council
and Foreign Policy
- is the director of the International School of Caucasus Studies at Ilia State University in Tbilisi. A freelance contributor to RFE/RL's Georgian Service, Nodia served as Georgia's Minister of Education and Science from February to December 2008 and has published widely on issues of democratization, institution-building and nationalism in post-Communist countries.
- is a Prague-based broadcaster with RFE/RL's Georgian Service who has also covered Georgia for RFE/RL's Central Newsroom. Before becoming a journalist, Asatiani taught seminars at Tbilisi State University and worked as a DJ at a local rock radio station in Tbilisi.
- is Europe Desk Editor for RFE/RL's Central Newsroom in Prague and the writer of "The Power Vertical
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