Maia Otarashvili


Director - Eurasia Program

Research Fellow - Eurasia Program

Research Areas:

Democracy, Black Sea, Caucasus region

Maia Otarashvili is the Director of the Eurasia Program at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. 

She is co-editor of FPRI’s 2017 volume Does Democracy Matter? The United States and Global Democracy Support. Her research focuses on geopolitics and security of the Black Sea-Caucasus region, Russian foreign policy, and the post-Soviet conflicts in Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine. Maia holds an MA in War Studies from King’s College, London, and an M.A. in Globalization, Development and Transition from the University of Westminster in London, with emphasis on post-authoritarian transitions.