New CPD Perspectives: Post-Truth Georgian Identity

Our newest addition to the CPD Perspectives on Public Diplomacy series is a piece by CPD Faculty Fellow Vivian Walker.

Her third essay in CPD Perspectives, "The Floating Tree: Crafting Resilient State Narratives in Post-Truth Environments," looks at how Russian disinformation campaigns attempt to shape the Georgian narrative and the need to create a Georgian identity.

Walker's piece gets its name from former Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili's attempts to move an 135-year-old tulip tree to his own private nature reserve. According to Walker, "The surreal image of Ivanishvili's tulip tree adrift on the Black Sea has emerged as a metaphor for Georgia's current narrative stasis." 

Read the article here.


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