Dennis Sammut discusses globalisation and the clash of civilisations at the New Georgia University in Poti (video)

On 8-9 May 2017, LINKS Director, Dr Dennis Sammut visited the Georgian city of Poti on the Black Sea coast as guest of the New Georgia University, an education institution established under the patronage of the Georgian Orthodox Church. On 9 May Dennis Sammut gave a lecture on globalisation, and its impact on the South…

Armenian, Azerbaijani and EU experts discuss confidence-building and peace-keeping in Brussels on 6 December 2016

Armenian, Azerbaijani and EU experts met in Brussels on 6 December in a workshop that focused on the theme of confidence-building measures and peacekeeping in the context of the Karabakh conflict and conflict resolution process. The workshop was organised by LINKS (Dialogue, Analysis and Research) and the European Policy Centre in the framework of the…

Since it was established in 1997 LINKS has sought to contribute to peace, good governance and prosperity in Europe’s neighbourhood to the East and to the South through meetings, publications and initiatives, and through interaction with governments, parliaments, civil society, media and political forces. Most of our work has been in the countries of the…

GARSI – Gulf and Red Sea Initiative

LINKS (DAR) has launched a new initiative within the framework of its programme Europe and the Islamic World. GARSI – Gulf and Red Sea Initiative seeks to provide timely information and analysis on the countries of the Gulf and Red Sea and their immediate neighbourhood, and a space for dialogue between Europe and the region

“The South Caucasus at a time of shifting international paradigms”, Oxford 27-28 February 2017

More than fifty academics, diplomats, regional experts and activists from the South Caucasus, wider Europe and beyond, gathered in Oxford on 27 and 28 February for a conference entitled “The South Caucasus at a time of shifting international paradigms”. The conference, held at St Antony’s College Oxford was organised by Oxford University and the British…

New discussion paper: “Nagorno-Karabakh: Is it time to bring peacekeeping and confidence-building back on the agenda?”

The “four-day war”, fought between the Armenian and Azerbaijani armed forces from 1-5 April 2016, has forced the international community to take a fresh look at the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Although the fighting ended with a truce reached under Russia’s auspices, it showed the threat for further escalation and violence to be very real, raising the…

Policy Dialogue on Georgia held at the European Parliament on 27 September 2016

More than one hundred members of the European parliament, representatives from the European Commission, NATO, the European External Action Service, representatives of missions of the member states to the EU, and representatives from civil society and the business community, on Tuesday (27 September) discussed Georgia during a Policy Dialogue held at the European parliament. The…