Skip to content

Tinatin Japaridze

Vice President of Business Development and Strategy, The Critical Mass

YGLN Membership United States

Former U.N. Bureau Chief for Eastern European media outlets and U.N. Radio host and producer, Georgian-born Tinatin Japaridze is a graduate of the Harriman Institute at Columbia University (’19), where her Master’s thesis, “Russia, China, and the New Digital World Order” focused on Sino-Russian cooperation on cyber sovereignty and 5G policies. Her work has been published by various media outlets, including The Moscow Times, The Washington Post, Georgian Times, Argumenti & Fakti, Novoye Russkoye Slovo, and The Atlantic.

Tinatin is currently the Vice President of Business Development and Strategy at The Critical Mass, a Virginia-based Woman-Owned, Service-Disabled Veteran Small Business. Tinatin has also worked as a digital community engagement and field specialist at NYC Census 2020, NYC Mayor De Blasio’s new initiative, as well as being a Go Big Officer at the ELN on a campaign to extend New START. Her book, Stalin’s Millennials: Nostalgia, Trauma, and Nationalism, was published by Lexington Books/Rowman & Littlefield in 2022. In 2019, she became a Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs Student Ambassador on Cyber Ethics and Digital Leadership, and in 2021, she became a YGLN member. Tinatin co-wrote and recorded the U.N. anthem, “We the Peoples,” and co-authored Iceland’s silver prize-winning Eurovision song in 2009.

Content by Tinatin Japaridze


Collective cyber defence and attack: NATO’s Article 5 after the Ukraine conflict

The cyber side of conflict has become a prominent topic in recent years, and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has made the discussion of this topic all the more relevant. In this commentary, Michael Klipstein and Tinatin Japaridze argue that NATO should consider and create policy for collective cyber defence, and potentially offense, under Article 5 of the NATO Charter.