Geopolitical Challenges of European Security in the South Caucasus and Ukraine
19th Workshop of the PfP Consortium Study Group "Regional Stability in the South Caucasus”
Dokumenttyp:Study Group Information
Herausgeber:MA Frédéric Labarre, Dr. George Niculescu
Autor(en):David Alania, Ahmad Alili, Rustam Anshba, Ekaterina Chimiris, Dr. Alexander Dubowy, Mykola Kapitonenko, MA Frédéric Labarre, Maxime Lefebvre, Dr. George Niculescu, Benyamin Poghosyan, Michael G. Schmunk, Prof. Dr. Peter W. Schulze, David Shahnazaryan, Anahit Shirinyan, Polina Vershinina
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The PfP Consortium Study Group "Regional Stability in the South Caucasus” held its 19th workshop at the offices of the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC/RI) in Berlin, 11-14 April 2019. It gathered academic representatives of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russia, Ukraine, and people from the territories of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, as well as several international experts. The aim of the workshop was to discover similarities between geopolitical conflicts in the South Caucasus and in Ukraine, and to see if common solutions could be applied to stabilize the situations or resolve the disputes altogether. The Study Group concluded that European security structures and rules needed renewal, that regional economic cooperation needed to be stimulated, that the development of common interpretations of history could help reduce tensions, and that inclusiveness of local and geopolitical actors (of Russia in particular) was a sine qua non condition of effective regional stabilization, and it was essential in coming up with pragmatic solutions to the intractable discussions on status, borders, refugees/IDPs and compensation and restitution issues. This Study Group Information publication, as a compilation of all written contributions of the speakers, therefore, provides a broad view of the expert dialogue at this workshop and of the conclusions that were reached on that occasion.