Former Soviet Union

A Karabakh Armenian perspective

Peace by piece: Addressing Sudan’s conflicts
Dec 2005
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
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
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
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
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

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

The limits of leadership: Elites and societies in the Nagorny Karabakh peace process: Policy brief

Jan 2006
This policy paper summarises the findings from issue 17 in Conciliation Resources' Accord series, 'The limits of leadership: Elites and societies in the Nagorny Karabakh peace process'.

Choosing to engage: Armed groups and peace processes

May 2005
Accord issue 16 explores the case for engagement with armed groups and the lessons learned from peacemaking practice. Highlighting both opportunities and challenges, it suggests that the range of engagement options and potential interveners makes a strong case for engagement.

Engaging armed groups

Non-state armed groups are central figures in internal armed conflicts.  Their objectives and use of violence spark controversy about appropriate responses to their action, particularly in the context of the ‘war on terror’. Yet over the past two decades, armed groups have taken part in peace processes on every continent, resulting in many experiences of dialogue and peace negotiations.

The limits of leadership: Elites and societies in the Nagorny Karabakh peace process

Dec 2005
As Azerbaijan and Armenia remain in deadlock over Nagorny Karabakh, Accord issue 17 highlights the challenges and obstacles to a sustainable agreement.

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