The elusive ‘right formula’ at the ‘right time’: A historical analysis of the official peace process

The limits of leadership: Elites and societies in the Nagorny Karabakh peace process
Dec 2005
Accord Nagorny Karabakh: The elusive ‘right formula’ at the ‘right time’
Former Armenian negotiator Gerard Libaridian describes the beliefs and miscalculations of both parties in the official peace process, concentrating particularly on Armenian dilemmas around the relationship between Yerevan and Stepanakert. He argues that a negotiated solution requires a degree of urgency.

The role of the OSCE: An assessment of international mediation efforts

The limits of leadership: Elites and societies in the Nagorny Karabakh peace process
Dec 2005
Accord Nagorny Karabakh: The role of the OSCE
Volker Jacoby charts the evolution of the OSCE Minsk Group from a preparatory body for an international conference to a negotiating forum. He argues that the OSCE should complement the peacemaking efforts with support for consensus-building forums and intra-societal discussion.

Personal stories

The limits of leadership: Elites and societies in the Nagorny Karabakh peace process
Dec 2005
Accord Nagorny Karabakh: Personal stories

Some personal stories from Armenia and Azerbaijan, drawn from the South Caucasus radio diaries project.

A Karabakh Azeri perspective

The limits of leadership: Elites and societies in the Nagorny Karabakh peace process
Dec 2005
Accord Nagorny Karabakh: A Karabakh Azeri perspective
The Karabakh Azeris are the most obvious losers in the current ‘no war, no peace’ status quo on Nagorny Karabakh. Tabib Huseynov addresses their problems and calls for more participation in negotiations by both Armenian and Azeri representatives of Karabakh.

A Karabakh Armenian perspective

Peace by piece: Addressing Sudan’s conflicts
Dec 2005
A Karabakh Armenian perspective
Gegham Baghdasarian reviews Karabakh Armenian demands and the problems posed to the ‘Nagorno-Karabakh Republic’ by both Azerbaijan and Armenia. He argues that more democratisation is required, including in Karabakh where society is poorly informed about the peace process.

Old states and new: Shifting paradigms and the road to peace in Nagorny Karabakh

The limits of leadership: Elites and societies in the Nagorny Karabakh peace process
Dec 2005
Accord Nagorny Karabakh: Old states and new
The Armenian Minister of Foreign Affairs presents his perspective on the conflict, arguing that international thinking has evolved on the issue on self-determination. He identifies Karabakh as an extreme case where the territory has achieved the empirical attributes of complete sovereignty.

Towards peace in the Nagorny Karabakh region of the Republic of Azerbaijan through reintegration and cooperation

The limits of leadership: Elites and societies in the Nagorny Karabakh peace process
Dec 2005
Accord Nagorny Karabakh: Towards peace in the Nagorny Karabakh region of the Republic of Azerbaijan
The Azerbaijani Minister of Foreign Affairs presents his perspective on the conflict, appealing to international law on sovereignty and territorial integrity. He rejects the idea that the right of peoples to self-determination can involve unilateral secession and outlines the alternatives for Karabakh Armenians.

The Nagorny Karabakh conflict: Origins, dynamics and misperceptions

The limits of leadership: Elites and societies in the Nagorny Karabakh peace process
Dec 2005
Accord Nagorny Karabakh: The Nagorny Karabakh conflict
Thomas de Waal traces the history of Armenian–Azerbaijani relations and dispels the idea of a ‘clash of ancient hatreds’. He shows that at the heart of the conflict are the narrow political narratives the two sides have come to employ in imagining themselves and the other.

Introduction

The limits of leadership: Elites and societies in the Nagorny Karabakh peace process
Dec 2005
Accord Nagorny Karabakh: Introduction
Laurence Broers introduces the Accord issue and the competing views on the Nagorny Karabakh conflict. He argues for deeper participation in the peace process and far greater space for engagement and dialogue within and between states and societies.

Preface: Accord Nagorny Karabakh (2006)

The limits of leadership: Elites and societies in the Nagorny Karabakh peace process
Dec 2006
Accord Nagorny Karabakh: Preface

This is a new preface (2006) by Swiss Foreign Minister, Micheline Calmy-Rey.