Analysis - Apr 18, 2016 0:01 - 0 Comments

Economic Cooperation in the South Caucasus and the Wider Region: Gained Losses, Lost Benefits


By Pinar Sayan, Orhan Gafarlı, Tamta Jijavadze, David Muradyan, Mehmet Fatih Öztarsu, and Vadim Romashov

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The past two and a half decades in the South Caucasus leave little hope to entertain for the eventual integration of the region. So far the fragmentation of the South Caucasus into different blocks is the only reality. The different integrational processes and transnational alliances that the South Caucasus countries have engaged in surely contribute to the creation of new spaces for cooperation, but also to the perpetuation of the conflicts in the region. In fact, often conflicts have been defining the design and implementation of these transnational alliances and integrational processes. With this . . . Read More

Analysis - Apr 4, 2016 0:01 - 0 Comments

State propaganda through public education: Armenia and Azerbaijan


The Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict shows how two nations that have had years of peaceful coexistence neighbouring each other, currently are in a state where negative attitudes and hatred prevail. In 1991, after Armenia and Azerbaijan declared independence, the escalation of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict led to their total isolation from each other. Governmental and intersocietal communication between these two nations is currently non-existent. Both nations focus their attention intensely on confrontation and hatred in every sphere of life. However, there have been times of mutual trust and cooperative neighbourly relations between Azerbaijanis and Armenians. With this in mind, it might be possible to achieve peaceful communication between the societies, if negative attitudes and hatred were eliminated or curtailed. Thus, the identification of sources that shape these attitudes is of high importance. The current study focuses on one of the assumed instruments for the dissemination of . . . Read More

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