Ph.D. Vakhtang Maisaia

Contact Info

  • Invited Professor
  • Vakhtang
  • Maisaia

Specific and Technical Skills

  • English - Fluent, Georgian - Native, Russian - Native
Technical Skills
  • Word, Internet, Power Point, Excel
  • Ph.D., Tbilisi State University, Political Science Department, 1996-1999,, Tbilisi, Georgia
Academic and Administrative Experience
  • Supervisor, International Security Studies MA Program, Caucasus International University (CIU), Social Science and International Relations Department, 2014-up to date
Research Interests
  • military affairs, geopolitics, national and international security, combating terrorism issues and on aspects of Political Islam, politics, internatio
Teaching Interests
  • International Security Problems, Caucasus Geopolitics, Defense and Foreign Policy of Georgia, Introduction to Geostrategic Studies, Role of Black Sea
Selected Publications


  • Vakhtang Maisaia. (2003). Political Aspects of the Black Sea (Caucasus-Balkans Geopolitical Axis) Geostrategic Balance. Paris, France: Georgian-European Institute. 99940-704-2-8
Membership in scientific and professional communities
  • Independent Experts Club of Georgia
  • Association of Political Science (Republic of Poland)
Seminer and Events
  • Warsaw NATO Summit Expert’s Forum – “NATO in Defence of Peace: 2016 and beyond” 7-9 July 2016 – participant. Warsaw, Poland,. 2016
  • Letter of Appreciation by Dr. Patrick Hardouin, Acting Assistant Secretary General Political Affairs and Security Policy NATO, Brussels – PASP (DASC-
Courses Taught
  • 2017-2018 "Russia's Foreign Policy, International Security, Caucasus and Black Sea Role in World Politics"