Beka Kiria is the Founder and Director of the first fully cloud operated policy think tank, the Gagra Institute. Before the institute was established, Beka was an independent political analyst and worked at the Ministry of Defence of Georgia in his capacity as a Senior Specialist at the Defence Policy and Planning Department. He developed a number of crucial national defence and security documents and led a legislative review of the defence and security sector legislation. Beka graduated from the University of Leicester with a Master’s degree in Public International Law. Previously, he studied International Relations at Cambridge Art and Science College.