• Research

    Post-Imperium: A Eurasian Story

    Moscow needs to drop the notion of creating an exclusive power center in the post-Soviet space. Like other former European empires, Russia has no choice but to reinvent itself as a global player and as part of a wider community.

    • Commentary

    Peace for Our Time In Nagorno-Karabakh

    The personal involvement of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in attempting to broker peace in the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh may help usher in a fundamentally new phase in a conflict that has been stalled for the past two decades.

    • Commentary

    The Other Failed Peace Process

    The statement on Nagorny Karabakh by Presidents Medvedev, Obama, and Sarkozy at the G8 summit in Deauville, France is the most serious international declaration on the conflict in many years.

    • Commentary

    EU Expansion: Dead in the Water?

    Promoting democracy in the six post-Soviet countries in Eastern Europe that were designated by the European Union as deserving special attention will require the EU to offer incentives for implementing reforms.

    • Commentary

    Armenia and Azerbaijan are at it Again

    The reluctance of Armenia and Azerbaijan to commit to peace negotiations over Nagorny Karabakh blocks the efforts of the international community to establish peace and U.S. bilateral interests in the two nations constrain a more aggressive push to force a deal.

    • Event

    Nagorny Karabakh: Halting a Slide to Conflict

    The Nagorny Karabakh conflict remains a source of potential instability for the South Caucasus region and for neighboring countries. Lessons learned from the history of the Karabakh peace process can be applied to today's dialogue.

    • Commentary

    Turkey and Armenia: A Second Chance?

    Although the Armenia-Turkey normalization process which began in 2008 seemed promising, it only made the situation throughout the South Caucasus worse when it stalled in April 2010.

    • Commentary

    More War in the Caucasus

    If Armenians and Azerbaijanis want to resolve their conflict peacefully, they need to start facing up to the acts of violence committed by both sides.

    • Commentary

    Moving Beyond Mirages

    The South Caucasus, a region with a long history of conflict and failed foreign intervention, would benefit from a paradigm shift in the policies of external actors.

    • Commentary

    Time to Shine a Light on a Hidden Conflict: Nagorno-Karabakh in 2011

    Amid an atmosphere of mistrust and a fragile ceasefire, the conflict around Nagorno-Karabakh could quickly become violent. The international community would be better served to spend extra resources now on preventative diplomacy to prevent tensions from flaring.

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