Eka Tkeshelashvili is the Head of Programmes at the European Anti-Corruption Initiative to Ukraine and was the President of the Georgian Institute for Strategic Studies. From 2010 to 2012, she was the Vice Prime-Minister of Georgia. Tkeshelashvili also held the position of Chairperson of Tbilisi Appeals Court and was a member of the High Council of Justice of Georgia. Additionally, she provided commentary on the 2014 NATO Summit in Wales, providing a Georgian perspective.
Friday March, 4
Panel IV: Ghosts from the Past, Phantoms of the Future? Protracted Conflicts in Former Soviet Territories and the Invasion of Ukraine
It started piecemeal. Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Transnistria. Crimea. Luhansk and Donetsk. The preceding are only a few of the disputed territories that splintered away from various polities in the decades following the collapse of the Soviet Union. Now, Russia has declared a war on Ukraine that would relegate the entirety of the country to the same vassalized status. To what extent does the current state of affairs of these regions represent frozen conflicts with no prospect of settlement? Might the war in Ukraine provide an opportunity to settle these conflicts? This panel will go over these topics and more.