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Georgia's Democratic Vision with Tinatin Khidasheli

34:56December 15, 2023

Ukraine isn’t the only country that’s fighting Russian influence for its democratic future. Tinatin Khidasheli, Georgia’s first female minister of defense and current Chairperson at Civic IDEA (Initiative for Democratic and Euro-Atlantic Choice), an NGO in Georgia, joins Jill Dougherty to discuss tensions between Georgia’s government and its civil society over the direction of the country’s future, including this year’s mass protests against a proposed “foreign agents” law, and expectations for Georgia’s upcoming presidential election in 2024.


Tinatin Khidasheli

Tinatin Khidasheli

Chairperson, Civic IDEA; Former Minister of Defense, Georgia

Kennan Institute

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