WiP: Exponential Capacity of Power and Its Impact on Military Alliances: The Case of NATO

CRRC, ARISC and American Councils are proud to present the 2nd talk of the 2021 Fall Series of the Tbilisi Works-in-Progress series!

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“Exponential Capacity of Power and Its Impact on Military Alliances: The Case of NATO”

By Nikoloz Esitashvili, David Aghmashenebeli National Defense Academy of Georgia.

Date: October 6, 2021, 18:30 Tbilisi time

The central goal of the study is to find out why the cooperation among NATO members has endured and even increased since the end of the Cold War. The proposed study aims to advance an important theoretical contribution to the literature on military alliance theory. It will show that the political economy of military production, a variable generally omitted when explaining military alliance dynamics, might be among important causal factors influencing the alliance decisions of states.

Dr. Nikoloz Esitashvili is a Professor of International Relations at New Vision University, Tbilisi, Georgia. He earned his PhD degree in International Relations in 2016 at Florida International University (FIU), Miami, USA. Nikoloz earned his Master’s degree in International Relations at FIU in 2012. He holds a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and European Studies from American University in Bulgaria. Nikoloz is a recipient of various international fellowships such as Morris and Anita Broad Fellowship. His fields of research are Political Economy, Security and Political Psychology. He follows dispositionist-situationist framework of analysis integrating various fields of scientific inquiry into a holistic account of social-political phenomena. He regularly publishes in international journals, and takes part in international conferences. He worked as a Visiting Professor in International Relations at FIU, Miami in 2017-2018. Since June 2019, Nikoloz has worked as a Head Scientist/Researcher of the Scientific-Research Center at David Aghmashenebeli National Defense Academy of Georgia.

Although this presentation will take place in virtual format, in observation of the spirit of the Chatham House Rule to which the series generally adheres, the talk will not be recorded and we courteously request that the other participants refrain from recording and/or distributing it as well. The opinions expressed in WiP talks are those of the speakers alone, and do not necessarily reflect the views of CRRC, ARISC or of American Councils.

WiP is an ongoing academic discussion series based in Tbilisi, Georgia, that normally takes place at the new office of CRRC at Liziko Kavtaradze St. 1. It is co-organized by the Caucasus Research Resource Centers (CRRC), the American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS, and the American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC). All of the talks are free and open to the public.