Making peace with the past: transforming broken relationships
Publication date: 
2016
Accord issue: 
Accord Insight 3

Rachel Clogg, Marina Elbakidze and Arda Inal-Ipa discuss efforts to build new relationships across the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict divide. In a context where the possibility of a peace deal seems remote and the very concept of reconcilation itself is highly politicised, the authors nonetheless argue that efforts to engage both societies in deeper processes to address the root causes of the conflict are an essential component of conflict transformation, and could provide the basis for a successful negotiation process in future.