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The Karabakh trap: Dangers and dilemmas of the Nagorny Karabakh conflict

Dec 2008
In this study, Thomas de Waal of Conciliation Resources highlights tensions between short-term stakes in the status quo and long-term interests in conflict resolution.

Карабахская западня: Угрозы и дилеммы нагорно-карабахского конфликта

Dec 2008
В данном исследовании Томас де Ваал из "Ресурсов примирения" подчеркивает противоречие между краткосрочными преимуществами статус-кво и долгосрочными выгодами урегулирования конфликта для обеих сторон.

A question for the global community

Aug 2008
As Russia agrees to a ceasefire, Rachel Clogg of Conciliation Resources looks in this article at two crucial questions about its conflict with Georgia: how did the conflict come about and where do we go from here?

Powers of persuasion: Incentives, sanctions and conditionality in peacemaking

Feb 2008
Faced with the problem of how to respond to the challenges of intra-state armed conflict, international policymakers often turn to incentives, sanctions and conditionality in the hope that these tools can alter the conflict dynamics and influence the protagonists' behaviour. Drawing on case studies from around the world, Accord issue 19 suggests that while these instruments have in some cases helped tip the balance towards settlement, in many others they been ineffective, incoherent or subsumed into the dynamics of the conflict.

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.

The Karabakh conflict and democratisation in Azerbaijan

The limits of leadership: Elites and societies in the Nagorny Karabakh peace process
Jan 2006
Rasim Musabayov describes the political crises that gripped newly independent Azerbaijan during the war and the relative stability that followed. He shows how political elites have sought to use public preoccupation with the Karabakh issue to their own advantage.

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.

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
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.

Obstacles to resolution: An Azerbaijani perspective

The limits of leadership: Elites and societies in the Nagorny Karabakh peace process
Dec 2005
Former Azerbaijani negotiator Tofik Zulfuqarov presents his perspective on the OSCE Minsk Group negotiations, tracing issues and problems from 1992 onward. He argues that new concepts of ‘interim status’ have the potential to break the impasse.

Self-regulating ceasefire

The limits of leadership: Elites and societies in the Nagorny Karabakh peace process
Dec 2005
For more than a decade the line of contact separating Azerbaijan and Armenian-controlled Nagorny Karabakh has been observed by all parties without external peacekeepers. Oksana Antonenko describes how this situation arose and the role of peacekeepers in any future agreement.

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