SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
ILIA STATE UNIVERSITY





Born in 1960. After graduation from the history department, Tbilisi State University in 1991, he defended candidate dissertation and started lecturing modern history of Russia. In parralel, in 1993-2004, Darchiashvili worked at the Caucasus Institute for Peace, Democracy and Development as a researcher. Getting interested theory of international relations and civil-military relations, he participated in numerous international projects and conferences dedicated to these fields. In 2002 he defended another Ph. D. dissertation in the filed of political science. In 2002-2003 he visited Caucasus-Sentral Asia Institute, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University, Washington DC. As a visiting Fulbraight scholar. Darchiashvili is a full professor at Ilia State University since 2005. In 2004-200 he was an executive director of the Open Society Georgia Foundation. In 2008-2016 He was a member of the Georgian Parliament

Scientific interests / research interests

Featured publications
The August War: A Case for International Relations Theory and An Understanding of Modern Threats, In: Identity Studies, #4, Ilia State University, Tbilisi 2012
2. Georgian Defence Policy and Military Reform, In: Statehood and Security, Georgia After the Rose revolution, Edited by: Bruno Coppieters and Robert Legvold, American Academy Studies in Global Security, Caucasus Institute for Peace, Democracy and Development, Tbilisi 2006
3. Civil-military relations in a newly independent transitional state: The Georgian case, In: Security Sector Reform and Post-Conflict Peace-building, Edited by Albrecht Schnabel and Hans-Georg Ehraht, UN University Press, 2005
4. Georgian Security Problems and Policies, In: The South Caucasus: A Challenge for the EU, Chaillot Papers, December 2003, Institute for Security Studies, Paris.
5. Swiss Federalism: Lessons for Georgian-Abkhaz Relations, In: Federal Practices – Search For Alternatives for Georgia and Abkhazia, VUB 1999
6. Georgia: The Search for the State Security, Caucasus Working Papers, CISAC, Stanford University, CA, USA 1997

Books David Darchiashvili, Politicians, Soldiers, Citizens – Analysis of Georgia’s security and civil-military relations, Tbilisi, TSU, 2000, 366 p. (in Georgian)
2. David Darchiashvili, Security Sector Reform in Georgia 2004-2007, CIPDD, 2008, Tbilisi, 68 p

Articles in magazines Akhaltsikhe – Georgian Jerusalem, The Reconstructions of History, No 1, 2015, Ilia State University (In Georgian). 2. Ethnic Relations and Security Factor in Southern Georgia, In: Central Asia and the Caucasus, Sweden, AB Publishing House, 2000
3. National Society and Implications of Modern Security, In: Identity Studies, Ilia Chavchavadze State University # 1, 2009, Tbilisi, pp 102-105
4. Dilemmas for the Future of Georgia, In: Central Asia Caucasus Institute Analyst, Johns Hopkins University, Washington DC, May, 2003
5. Return to Europe? Some Aspects of the Security Orientation of Georgia, (co-author) Osterreichische Militarische Zeitschrift, 1/2000
6. The Russian Policy in the Black Sea Area: Source of Conflicts (Georgian case), In: Romanian Journal of International Affairs, Volume 4, 1/1998, Bucharest, Romanian Institute of International Studies
7. The Russian Military Presence in Georgia: The Parties’ Attitudes and Prospects, Caucasian Regional Studies, vol. 2, No1, 1997

Articles in newspapers numerous articles in Georgian magazines and newspapers Tabula, 24 hours etc.

An extensive list of publications

  • Georgia: The Search for the State Security, Caucasus Working Papers, CISAC, Stanford University, CA, USA 1997
  • The Russian Military Presence in Georgia: The Parties’ Attitudes and Prospects, Caucasian Regional Studies, vol. 2, No1, 1997
  • The Russian Policy in the Black Sea Area: Source of Conflicts (Georgian case), In: Romanian Journal of International Affairs, Volume 4, 1/1998, Bucharest, Romanian Institute of International Studies
  • Southern Georgia: Security Objectives and Challenges, WRITENET, March 1999
  • Swiss Federalism: Lessons for Georgian-Abkhaz Relations, In: Federal Practices – Search For Alternatives for Georgia and Abkhazia, VUB 1999
  • Trends of Strategic Thinking in Georgia: Achievements, Problems, and Prospects, In: Crossroads and Conflict, Security and Foreign Policy in the Caucasus and Central Asia, Edited by Gary k. Bertsch, Cassady Craft, Scott A. Jones, and Michael Beck., Routledge, New York-London, 2000
  • Return to Europe? Some Aspects of the Security Orientation of Georgia, (co-author) Osterreichische Militarische Zeitschrift, 1/2000
  • Ethnic Relations and Security Factor in Southern Georgia, In: Central Asia and the Caucasus, Sweden, AB Publishing House, 2000
  • Politicians, Soldiers, Citizens: Analysis of National Security and Civil-Military Relations in Georgia 1990-2000, The book, Publishing House of Tbilisi State University, Georgia 2000 (In Georgian)
  • Dilemmas for the Future of Georgia, In: Central Asia Caucasus Institute Analyst, Johns Hopkins University, Washington DC, May, 2003
  • co-author: Security Regime Building in the South Caucasus, In: Security Dynamics in the Former Soviet Bloc edited by Graeme P. Herd and Jennifer D.P. Moroney, RoutledgeCurson, LondonNew York 2003
  • Georgian Security Problems and Policies, In: The South Caucasus: A Challenge for the EU, Chaillot Papers, December 2003, Institute for Security Studies, Paris.
  • Civil-military relations in a newly independent transitional state: The Georgian case, In: Security Sector Reform and Post-Conflict Peace-building, Edited by Albrecht Schnabel and Hans-Georg Ehraht, UN University Press, 2005
  • Paradox of the Nationalism, In: Georgia on the Crossroad of the Millenium, Arete 2005, (In Georgian)
  • Georgian Defence Policy and Military Reform, In: Statehood and Security, Georgia After the Rose revolution, Edited by: Bruno Coppieters and Robert Legvold, American Academy Studies in Global Security, Caucasus Institute for Peace, Democracy and Development, Tbilisi 2006
  • Striving for Effective Parliamentary Control Over the Armed Forces in Georgia, In: Civil-Military Relations in Europe Learning form Crisis and Institutional Change, Edited by Hans Born, Marina Caparini, Karl W. Haltiner and Jurgen Kuhlmann, Routledge, 2006
  • Security Sector Reform in Georgia 2004-2007, Caucasus Institute for Peace, Democracy and Development, Ilia Chavchavadze State University, Tbilisi 2008
  • National Society and Implications of Modern Security, In: Identity Studies, Ilia Chavchavadze State University # 1, 2009, Tbilisi, pp 102-105
  • Prospects for Liberal State in the South Caucasus, In: Traditional Security Threats and Regional Cooperation in the South Caucasus, Editor, M. Audin, Publisher: IOS Press, Turkey, 2011
  • The August War: A Case for International Relations Theory and An Understanding of Modern Threats, In: Identity Studies, #4, Ilia State University, Tbilisi 2012
  • Akhaltsikhe: Georgian Jerusalem, In: Reconstructions of History, No 1, 2015 Ilia State University

Current Courses

Course Catalog

The meaning of history, Master’s, Fall semester; Modern national security system and policy – cultural-institutional framework, master’s, Fall semester; Elite theories and main charasteristics of regional political elites, master’s Spring semester; Modern national and regional security and its relevance for the Caucasus

Civil-military relations, 2006-2011, Master’s, What is History, 2009-2011 Bachelor’s