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Introduction: Obstacles and Opportunities for Dialogue and Cooperation in Protracted Conflicts

Type: Text

Title: Introduction

Subtitle: Obstacles and Opportunities for Dialogue and Cooperation in Protracted Conflicts

Creator: Sebastian Relitz

DOI: 10.15457/cp_1_4-16

Date of Publication: 19.02.2018

License: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Language: English

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Description: All the protracted conflicts in the former Soviet space have some features in common. They are conflicts over a contested status or statehood of an area with an increased international dimension. Together with the renewed East–West confrontation, the unresolved conflicts around Abkhazia, Nagorno-Karabakh, South Ossetia, Transnistria, and Eastern Ukraine fuel the distrust between states and societies in Eastern Europe and the South Caucasus. Both phenomena have become increasingly interconnected over the course of the last 10 years, adding new dynamics and layers to the conflicts. We are currently facing a situation in which connections between opposing sides remain broken, and the room for dialogue and cooperation is shrinking.

Geographical Area: Russia, Georgia, Abkhazia, Moldova, Transnistria, Ukraine, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Nagorno-Karabakh

Keywords: Protracted Conflicts, Dialogue, Cooperation, Confidence Building, Ethnic Conflict, De Facto States, Corridors

Structured recordings: Relitz, Sebastian (ed.): Obstacles and Opportunities for Dialogue and Cooperation in Protracted Conflicts. Regensburg: Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS), 2018. ISBN: 978-3-945232-01-9. http://doi.org/10.15457/cp_1.

Citation: Relitz, Sebastian (2018): Introduction: Obstacles and Opportunities for Dialogue and Cooperation in Protracted Conflicts. Version: 1. Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS). Text. http://doi.org/10.15457/cp_1_4-16.