Caucasus Edition


Caucasus Edition: Journal of Conflict Transformation is an independent online publication that serves as a forum for scholars, practitioners, policy analysts and novice researchers to analyze as well as discuss the conflicts in the South Caucasus and issues related to them. The purpose of the publication is to contribute to the sustainable peace in the region by developing and expanding on  the scholarship on the subject and encouraging diverse perspectives and analysis.

The Journal welcomes contributions from established researchers and is also committed to include the voices of emerging analysts and writers within the peace process. This inter-disciplinary online publication accepts scholarly and analytical articles, as well as reflective writings, that contribute to the better understanding of the conflicts in the South Caucasus and suggestions for improvement of the peace process and positive transformation of inter-societal relations. The articles can analyze the conflict as a whole or any factor that potentially has implication for the conflicts and/or their resolution from the perspective of political science, economy, sociology, anthropology, social psychology, collective memory studies, comparative history, ethnic conflict, identity-conflict, conflict resolution, peace studies, mediation and facilitation, conflict transformation and comparative case studies. Views expressed in the publication are those of its authors.

The Journal invites feedback, comments and suggestions from its readers.

Please contact us with questions or submit articles to

Editorial Team 

Zamira Abbasova

Phil Gamaghelyan

Sevil Huseynova

Maria Karapetyan

Sergey Rumyansev

Pinar Sayan

Advisory Board

Susan Allen – School for Conflict Analysis & Resolution, George Mason University

Arzu Geybullayeva – Imagine Center for Conflict Transformation

Tabib Huseynov – Safer World

Asbed Kotchikian – Bentley University

Jale Sultanli – School for Conflict Analysis & Resolution, George Mason University


The publication was conceived by the alumni of the dialogue programs of the Imagine Center for Conflict Transformation in 2009 and 2010 and co-founded by the then co-directors of the Center Philip Gamaghelyan and Jale Sultanli.  Until the summer 2012 it was managed by the Imagine Centerfor Conflict Transformation.

In the summer 2012 the publication became independent of the Imagine Center and was operated by a regional team led by Jale Sultanli, in collaboration, at different times, by Afaq Alizada, Irina Ghaplanyan, Tamar Paladjian and Margarita Tadevosyan.

In the summer 2015 the Imagine Center together with its affiliate South Caucasus Open School once again assumed the management of the publication.

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