A question of sovereignty: The Georgia–Abkhazia peace process
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Liana Kvarchelia presents on Abkhaz perspective on the Georgia–Abkhazia conflict, setting out Abhkazia’s main positions and looking at how these have fluctuated under pressure from the West and Russia. She looks into the reasons for negotiating deadlock and discusses the refugee dilemma. She asserts that Georgia will need to decide if it values traditional territorial integrity over stability and a revived economy; if it desires the latter, an Abkhazian state under international guarantee may be the only solution.