Former Soviet Union

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.

Nagorny Karabakh

Since the ceasefire in 1994 Azerbaijan and Armenia have remained in deadlock over Nagorny Karabakh in the South Caucasus. An internationally sponsored peace process based on closed talks between the leaders has yielded several proposals but no agreement.

Accord 17 highlights the obstacles to a sustainable agreement and explores the challenge of bridging the gap between potential for settlement at the negotiating table and popular resistance to the compromises that this entails. It contains sections on:

Sanctions and the path away from peace

Powers of persuasion: Incentives, sanctions and conditionality in peacemaking
Feb 2008
In arguing that Georgia and other international actors have misjudged the consequences of the policy of isolating Abkhazia, Liana Kvarchelia describes the sanctions imposed, the effects of Russia's easing of restrictions, and the resulting changes in Abkhazian attitudes.

The isolation of Abkhazia: A failed policy or an opportunity?

Powers of persuasion: Incentives, sanctions and conditionality in peacemaking
Feb 2008
Archil Gegeshidze explores the Georgian government's strategy of isolating Abkhazia and discusses the possible ways out of the current limbo.

Introduction to the Georgia–Abkhazia case study

Powers of persuasion: Incentives, sanctions and conditionality in peacemaking
Feb 2008
Jonathan Cohen introduces the Georgia–Abkhazia case study by providing some historical context to the conflict and highlighting key aspects of the regime of sanctions on Abkhazia as experienced by the respective parties to the conflict.

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