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Nagorno-Karabakh and the arc of crises on Europe's borders. EPC Policy Brief, 3 February 2016

Paul, Amanda and Sammut, Dennis (2016) Nagorno-Karabakh and the arc of crises on Europe's borders. EPC Policy Brief, 3 February 2016. [Policy Paper]

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    For more than two decades, Azerbaijan and Armenia have been locked in a stalemate over the Nagorno-Karabakh. The protracted conflict remains the biggest impediment to security, stability and prosperity in the South Caucasus. The EU has put itself on the sidelines of the conflict resolution process, allowing the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Minsk Group (MG), of which Russia, France and the US are co-chairs, to take centre stage. In this Policy Brief, Amanda Paul and Dennis Sammut argue that the EU should play a more active role in the conflict resolution process, taking the lead with innovative initiatives and using its soft power skills and experience. A recent review of the European Neighbourhood Policy recognises that protracted conflicts continue to hamper development in the region. This new approach now needs to be given substance, before the conflict further escalates and becomes another crisis on Europe’s border the already burdened Union cannot cope with.

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    Item Type: Policy Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: Other international institutions > OSCE/Helsinki Process/CSCE
    Countries > Armenia
    Countries > Azerbaijan
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > European Policy Centre > Policy Brief
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2016 08:42
    Number of Pages: 4
    Last Modified: 07 Jan 2020 20:31

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