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 Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and issues related to it. The purpose of the publication is to contribute to the sustainable resolution of the conflict 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 Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Armenian-Azerbaijani relations 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 conflict and/or its 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.
The publication was originally established by Imagine Center for Conflict Transformation in 2009 with support by grants from the U.S. Embassy to Armenia and U.S. Embassy to Azerbaijan as well as the Norwegian Atlantic Committee. Caucasus Edition has since become an independent entity, managed by its editorial staff. 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 email@example.com
Editorial Team and Bios
Afa Alizada is a peacebuilding and development specialist with experience in inter-ethnic dialogue facilitation, conflict analysis and mapping, and grassroots conflict transformation projects. Her expertise focuses on ethnic conflicts as well as democracy, governance and civil society development in the post-Soviet states. Afa is currently a Program Officer at FHI 360’s Civil Society and Peacebuilding Department, where she supports various civil society strengthening and capacity building projects. Previously, Afa has worked a research assistant at the US Institute of Peace, where she assisted with researching and analyzing the spillover effects of the conflict in Afghanistan and Pakistan on Central Asia and the rise of extremism. Afa has contributed analyses on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and peacebuilding initiatives on the Caucasus Edition and holds a Master of Arts degree in International Affairs and Conflict Resolution from George Washington University.
Irina Ghaplanyan is a PhD Candidate at the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge. She has a number of publications on the issues of security, economic cooperation, and conflict resolution in the South Caucasus and the Greater Black Sea region. Her current research focuses on Armenia’s foreign policy and political elite.
Tamar Palandjian-Toufayan is a recent graduate from the George Mason University’s Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, master’s program. She has worked at the George Mason University Office of the Ombudsman, Mercy Corps CMG (Boston, MA), went to Armenia as a US Fulbright scholar in 2005-06 was a Youth Program Coordinator for the Yerevan-based non-governmental organization Civil Society Institute. She received her undergraduate degree in Political Science from Wheaton College (Norton, MA) and speaks Armenian, Spanish, French and some Russian.
Jale Sultanli is the co-founder and Managing Editor of Caucasus Edition and Senior Program Officer at Academy for Educational Development in Washington, DC. She organized and facilitated numerous Armenian-Azerbaijani dialogue workshops and conferences involving students, professionals and NGOs and has been involved in number of regional projects in the South Caucasus. Jale has 10 years of experience designing and managing international development projects in civil society and governance, capacity building, communication and conflict resolution in South Caucasus, Serbia, Nepal, Uganda and Kenya. She worked with several of local and international organizations such Eurasia Foundation, Chemonics International and Group 484. Jale co-founded and served as a co-director of the Imagine Center for Conflict Transformation from 2007 to 2010. She holds a Master’s Degree in Social and Public Policy and a Certificate in Conflict Resolution and Peace-building from Duquesne University.
Arzu Geybullayeva – Imagine Center for Conflict Transformation
Asbed Kotchikian – Bentley University
Jale Sultanli – School for Conflict Analysis & Resolution, George Mason University
Phil Gamaghelyan – Imagine Center for Conflict Transformation
Susan Allen Nan – School for Conflict Analysis & Resolution, George Mason University
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