Analysis - Nov 15, 2016 0:01 - 0 Comments

Transcending Borders: Transnational Approaches to Conflict Resolution


By Victor Voronkov, Philip Gamaghelyan, Sevil Huseynova, Zhanna Krikorova

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The idea of federalization of the South Caucasus today seems purely utopic. The level of trust among political regimes is almost zero. The memory of recent wars is still alive, and a new war in Nagorno Karabakh seems increasingly inevitable. It would be very naive to expect any, even the weakest, form of unification within a confederation framework similar to the European Union (EU). Each country looks at the neighbors with suspicion, if not outright hostilit . . . Read More

Analysis - Sep 15, 2016 0:00 - 0 Comments

Under The Rainbow Flags: LGBTI Rights in The South Caucasus


By Nona Shahnazaryan, Aygun Aslanova, Edita Badasyan

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The paper, written between April and June 2016, covers the challenging question of the rights of the LGBTI community in the South Caucasus on the background of standards adopted pursuant to cooperation with EU institutions. The paper looks at how in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia the brief period of relative freedom in the 1990s is gradually overtaken by the rise of nationalist and conservative ideologies and resulting in the violation of basic rights including for those for safety or access to public spaces.

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