For the first time in decades, in the South Caucasus there is a new hope for peace. In separate articles for our sister website, Karabakhspace.eu, Benyamin Poghosyan and Vasif Huseynov discuss recent developments, including the emerging role of Georgia as a trusted intermediary.
In his op-ed Benyamin Poghosyan says that Georgia may serve as a platform not only for Armenia–Azerbaijan but also Armenia–Turkey discussions in track 1, 1.5, and 2 levels. Georgia has no resources to elaborate suggestions for conflict settlement or become a guarantor of the implementation of agreements, but it is well placed in many respects to play a significant role in facilitating dialogue in the South Caucasus. read more here
On his part, Vasif Huseynov in his op-ed says that in "the last weeks marked some important positive trends in relations between the two countries [Armenia and Azerbaijan] towards a more peaceful future. read more here
Both recognise that there is a lot of work yet to be done, but this positive trend nonetheless is encouraging.
Benyamin Poghosyan is the Founder and Chairman of the Center for Political and Economic Strategic Studies in Yerevan.
Dr Vasif Huseynov, is a Senior Advisor at the Center of Analysis of International Relations (AIR Center) and Adjunct Lecturer at Khazar University in Baku, Azerbaijan.
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