Lord Purvis of Tweed makes keynote address at LINKS workshop focusing on need for innovative responses to global challenges

Over forty participants from 14 countries attended the workshop organised by LINKS (DAR) on the theme “Global challenges, shifting regional parameters, and the need for innovative responses” held in Borjomi, Georgia from 7-9 July 2017. British parliamentarian, Lord Purvis of Tweed, made the keynote address in which he outlined the rapid changes ongoing in the world,…

Experts from Armenia and Azerbaijan discussed ways to take forward work on confidence-building in meetings in Vienna facilitated by LINKS (DAR)

Experts from think tanks and civil society groups in Armenia and Azerbaijan met in Vienna on Thursday (29 June) to discuss issues related to confidence-building measures (CBMs) and how they can contribute to a lasting and peaceful resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Participants discussed the framework in which CBMs can be implemented, as well as…

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…

“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…

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…

How best to combat Islamophobia in Europe?

A conference on the theme “Europe and the Islamic World”, held in Brussels on 14 April 2015 explored difficult issues that have come to the forefront in the public debate in Europe in recent weeks as a result of the terrorist attacks in Paris and Copenhagen. Participants highlighted the important role that Muslim communities in…