Maia Otarashvili

Foreign Policy Research Institute; USGE Working Group

Maia Otarashvili is a research fellow and deputy director of the Eurasia Program at Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI).

Otarashvili is co-editor of FPRI's 2017 volume Does Democracy Matter? The United States and Global Democracy Support. Her current work examines the post-Soviet frozen conflicts of Abkhazia, South Ossetia, and Transnistria.

She is a PhD candidate at the war studies department at King’s College, London. She holds an M.A. in Globalization, Development and Transition from the University of Westminster in London.

Featured Work

<a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Protest_against_U.S._military_attacks_in_Syria_(33919232325).jpg">Protest against U.S. military attacks on Syria, April 2017</a>. CREDIT: Fibonacci Blue via Wikimedia Commons

DEC 5, 2018 Article

Misconnecting with the U.S. Public: Narrative Collapse and U.S. Foreign Policy

For the past year, the U.S. Global Engagement program has focused its attention on the continuing strengths and weaknesses of the narratives that can ...

L to R: Nikolas Gvosdev, Adrian A. Basora, Maia Otarashvili. CREDIT: Amanda Ghanooni.

MAY 22, 2018 Podcast

Democracy Promotion in the Age of Trump

In this panel Adrian Basora makes a strong case for democracy as not only promoting American values but also serving U.S. interests, while Maia ...

FEB 9, 2018 Article

American Engagement: When It Comes to Foreign Policy, Does America Deserve Trump?

As the 2018 State of the Union address illustrated and to the great dismay of the "elites," President Trump is truly taking an "America First" approach ...