Young Armenians, Azerbaijanis and Georgians mark 100th anniversary of modern South Caucasus States at a joint event in Tbilisi

Young Armenians, Azerbaijanis and Georgians participated in a highly symbolic event in Tbilisi on Friday, 11 May to jointly mark the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the modern republics of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia in 1918. The event, organised by LINKS and the Borjomi Innovators Network (BIN)  was held in the framework of a…

War or peace in Karabakh? In Brussels experts discuss 2016 escalation, and future scenarios

Risks of further violence in and around Karabakh remain high, but experts also see some opportunities for peace in the domestic and international context The second anniversary of the April 2016 escalation of violence in Nagorno-Karabakh was marked by an expert dialogue meeting organised by the European Policy Centre (EPC) and LINKS (Dialogue, Analysis and…

LINKS hosts Vienna meeting on confidence-building measures in the Karabakh context

“Security arrangements and confidence-building measures in the Karabakh context: mapping out future steps and scenarios” was the theme of a round table meeting organised by LINKS (Dialogue, Analysis and Research) in Vienna on 28-29 November. The event was organised with the support of the Austrian Chairmanship of the OSCE, and attended by representatives of a…

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

Over forty participants from 17 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…