Tornike Turmanidze

Tornike Turmanidze is an Associate Professor, Department of International Relations, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University; and at the School of Governance, Caucasus University. He holds a BA, MA and PhD in International Relations (all from TSU). Dr Turmanidze teaches the courses Introduction to International Relations, International Security, and US Foreign Policy at the BA level. In 2011-2013 he served as Deputy Secretary of the National Security Council of Georgia. Earlier he worked in different positions at the Information and Analysis Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia (2004-2010) and at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia (1999-2004). Selected publications of Dr Turmanidze include:

“The Myth that Euro-Atlantic Integration Threatens Georgia’s Territorial Integrity is Misleading”, Myth Detector, (Euro Communicator);

Buffer States, (BTKK – Policy Research Group);

“Is Georgia a Buffer State?”, (BTKK – Policy Research Group);

Buffer States: Power Policies, Foreign Policies and Concepts, (Nova Science Publisher);

“A Short History of South Ossetian Conflict Resolution Framework: 1992-2008,” (BTKK – Policy Research Group);

Buffer States (BTKK – Policy Research Group (in Georgian);

International Relations Theory: A Chrestomathy, ICI, (in Georgian) (Publisher, Editor, Translator);

Kenneth Waltz, Man the State and War,GCI, 2003 (in Georgian) (Translator).