Giorgi Kanashvili is an Executive Director of the Caucasian House, a Tbilisi based think-tank. He has a MA in International Relations and is currently undertaking a PhD programme at Ilia State University, Tbilisi. For the last ten years Giorgi has been actively involved in Georgian-Abkhaz, Georgian-Ossetian and Georgian Russian peace dialogues. His portfolio has recently extended to cover developments unfolding in and around Ukraine. Giorgi’s sphere of academic interest includes conflicts in the Caucasus, Russian foreign policy and broader post-Soviet space. He is an author and co-author of number of academic and analytical articles, policy and research papers.