LINKS comments on Nagorno-Karabakh Elections

The Executive Director of LINKS, Dennis Sammut answered questions by the Azerbaijani web portal 1news.az regarding the presidential elections held on Thursday in the self declared Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. The following is the full text of the interview: Question: In your opinion, what consequences may these “elections” have on further process of NK conflict resolution? And will the figure of…

LINKS suggests practical measures for improving OSCE elections monitoring mechanism.

LINKS used the opportunity provided by the special Human Dimension Meeting of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) to propose some practical recommendations for improving the work of the organisation in the field of elections and election monitoring. The meeting was convened by the Irish Chairmanship of the OSCE, together with its Office…

European Parliament Resolutions on Armenia and Azerbaijan summed up in three words: “support, disappointment and concern”.

The Plenary Session of the European Parliament on 18 April adopted two resolutions that lay down the political framework in which the European Union will conduct negotiations with Armenia and Azerbaijan on their future relations with the EU. The two resolutions have been generally welcomed in both countries. In an interview with the Azerbaijani news portal…

Karabakh: The big debate

As part of its on-going efforts to promote the peaceful resolution of the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh, the British non-governmental organisation LINKS in the summer of 2011 conducted interviews with twenty key personalities from Nagorno-Karabakh. Ten interviews were conducted with politicians and civil society activists in Nagorno-Karabakh itself. A further series of ten interviews were conducted in Baku…

LINKS facilitates Armenia-Azerbaijan and Russia-Georgia dialogue in the framework of the John Smith Trust

LINKS Director, Dennis Sammut on Sunday, 3 July facilitated informal round table discussions between Armenian and Azerbaijani and Russian and Georgian fellows of the John Smith Memorial Trust gathered in London. The John Smith Trust has for the last fiftheen years offered a prestigious month long fellowship programme to bright, mid carreer professionals from seven…