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Bruno Coppieters – The EU and Georgia: Time Perspectives in Conflict Resolution

The EU to coordinates closely with Georgia on its policies for conflict resolution in the breakaway entities of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Brussels and Tbilisi do not share the same time perspective, however. The difference between the Georgian and EU approaches to the question of timing in their conflict resolution policies has far-reaching consequences for their mutual relations. The EU fears that Georgian impatience may be one of the factors leading to an escalation of the conflicts to a violent and unmanageable level. Georgia, on the other hand, fears that too much patience and moderation on the EU side may cause the conflicts to be sustained indefinitely. This paper argues that the EU supports Georgia’s efforts to restore its territorial integrity, without sharing its lack of differentiation between conflict resolution objectives and its views on the timetable for their realisation.

Coppieters, B. (2007). The EU and Georgia: time perspectives in conflict resolution. European Union Institute for Security Studies.


Zaur Shiriyev & Kornely Kakachia – Azerbaijani-Georgian Relations

This report seeks to identify the level of cooperation across various pillars, including politics, economy, energy, tourism, business, education, media, cultural, military and defense. It also discusses Georgia’s Azerbaijani community and Azerbaijan’s Georgian community, and how they affect political cooperation. Finally, the report provides recommendations for both governments, as well as suggestions for action at the regional and international levels.

Kakachia, K. & Shiriyev, Z. (2013). Azerbaijani-Georgian Relations: The Foundations and Challenges of the Strategic Alliance. SAM Review, 7-8. Center for Strategic Studies, Baku


Svante Cornell – Small Nations and Great Powers

The book introduces the geographical, historical and ethno-linguistic framework of the Caucasus, focusing on the Russian incorporation of the region, the root most conflicts. The author analyses individual conflicts, from their origins to the attempts at resolving them; evaluates the role of the three regional powers (Turkey, Iran and Russia); and sets out a synthesis of the Caucasian conflicts and a conclusion on the place of the Caucasus in world affairs.

Cornell, S. (2001). Small Nations and Great Powers. A Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict in the Caucasus. Surrey, England: Curzon

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