Mamuka Tsereteli

Senior Fellow



Mamuka Tsereteli is a Senior Fellow with the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program Joint Center, based in Washington DC. His expertise includes international economic policy, economic and energy security, political and economic risk analysis and mitigation strategies, and business development in the South Caucasus and Central Asia. From 2009 to 2013, he served as Director of the Center for Black Sea-Caspian Studies at American University. Previously, Dr. Tsereteli served for twelve years as Founding Executive Director at the America-Georgia Business Council, and as Economic Counselor at the Embassy of Georgia in Washington. Dr. Tsereteli holds a Ph.D. Degree in Economics from the Academy of Sciences in Moscow, and an M.A. in Social and Economic Geography from Tbilisi State University.


Selected Publications

Mamuka Tsereteli, The Benefits of Free Trade with the Georgian Republic, The Washington Times, September 17, 2018

Mamuka Tsereteli, Landmark Caspian Deal Could Pave Way for Long-Stalled Energy ProjectsWorld Politics Review, September 2018.

Mamuka Tsereteli, The West Should Stand Stronger with Georgia, The New Atlanticist, Atlantic Council, August, 2018.

Mamuka Tsereteli, Can Russia's Quest for the New International Order Succeed?, ORBIS, May 2018.

Mamuka Tsereteli, The Economic Modernization of Uzbekistan, Silk Road Paper · CACI-Silk Road Paper, April 2018.

Mamuka Tsereteli, America needs clear strategy for China's presence in Central Asia, The Hill, December 15, 2017.

Mamuka Tsereteli, “Russian Aggression in the Black Sea Cannot Go Unanswered” The Hill, September 11, 2017.

Mamuka Tsereteli, Transit through Georgia – Potential for US Foreign Policy Success, The Atlantic Council Publications, January 30, 2015.

Mamuka Tsereteli, The Evolving Strategic Context of the South Caucasus Transportation Network, 10/01/2014 issue of the CACI.

Mamuka Tsereteli, Here’s How NATO Can Open a Path to Membership for  Georgia, The Atlantic Council,  July 1, 2014.

Edward P. Joseph and Mamuka Tsereteli, After Ukraine, NATO Must Give Georgia Its MAP, Huffington Post, February 28, 2014.

Mamuka Tsereteli, Georgia as a Geographical Pivot: Past, Present, and Future, Chapter in the book: The Making of Modern Georgia, 1018-2012, Routledge, 2014, Edited by Stephen F. Jones.

Mamuka Tsereteli, The Scars of Separatism: The Impact of Internal Conflicts on Georgian Foreign Policy, Chapter in the book: Georgian Foreign Policy, Editors Kornely Kakachia & Michael Cecire, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, 2013.

Mamuka Tsereteli, Azerbaijan and Georgia: Strategic Partnership for Stability in a Volatile Region, Silk Road Paper, September 2013.

Mamuka Tsereteli, “New Strategic Realities in the Black Sea/Caspian Region. Central Asia-Caucasus  Analyst, February 17, 2010.

Mamuka Tsereteli, “Connecting Caspian Gas to Europe: No Large Scale Infrastructure Development in Near Future. Turkish Policy Quarterly, 2010.

Mamuka Tsereteli, The Impact of the Russia-Georgia War on the South-Caucasus Transport CorridorJamestown Foundation, March 2009.


Publications in Silkroad Database