Author Archives: Guido de Graaf bierbrauwer

Nonviolent Peace Guerilla

My Friday Thoughts: Yesterday I participated in an interesting negotiation game on Nagorno Karabakh with young Dutch political talents. The participants did a good job in the negotiations. It made me a bit sad though that they actually did a … Continue reading

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21 September 2012 – a good day for the birth of a new peace movement in the South Caucasus

On the 21st of September, the world celebrates the United Nations’ International Day of Peace. The question is, will the South Caucasus celebrate peace as well? In 2014, Armenia and Azerbaijan will ‘celebrate’ the twentieth anniversary of the ceasefire agreement … Continue reading

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Laster uit Azerbeidzjan

Ooit afgevraagd: hoe werkt dat nou precies, een repressief, ondemocratisch land? Wat merk je daar nu eigenlijk van? Tijdens reizen naar landen in de Kaukasus en naar andere delen in de wereld die minder vrij zijn dan de onze krijg … Continue reading

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Azerbeidzjan in de spotlights

In mei organiseert Azerbeidzjan het Eurovisie Songfestival in haar hoofdstad Bakoe, de Stad der Winden. Ik hoor u denken: so what? Waarom moet ik hier nu over het Eurovisie Songfestival lezen, dat extravagante festival dat betaald wordt door het Westen … Continue reading

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Mark your calendar: 25 June, peace in Nagorno Karabakh

Wouldn’t it be nice if peace could be planned? On June 25, the presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan will meet again in Kazan, Russia, to discuss the resolution of the conflict on Nagorno Karabakh. The international community is increasing the … Continue reading

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