LINKS inclusive approach to resolution of Karabakh conflict reflected at Oxford Conference.

The report of the Conference “The impact of international and regional developments on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement process” which was held at Oxford University on Tuesday, 11 November 2014 has just been released. The meeting was organized by the Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre (RESC) at St Antony’s College, Oxford, and LINKS (Dialogue-Analysis-Research). It took…

Ulvi Pepinova: “We should resist an imposed doctrine of ethnic hatred”.

Azerbaijani born artist Ulvi Pepinova creates glass paintings inspired by natural minerals and images of earth taken from space.  She is also a board member at Vatan (International Society of the Meskhetian Turks), External Communications Officer of Conservative Friends of Turkey and has just launched the Chelsea Young Writers Club for children. On the eve of the opening of an exhibition…

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…

After Kazan, a defining moment for the OSCE Minsk Process

Italy’s leading international affairs think-tank, Istituto Affari Internazionali in Rome, in November published a report authored by LINKS Director, Dennis Sammut, entitled “After Kazan: a defining moment for the OSCE Minsk Process.” The report says that the lack of progress in the negotiations between Armenia and Azerbaijan to resolve the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh is a…

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…