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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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facilitating facilitators’ learning

Over the last week, a remarkable group of people gathered in Pristina, capital of the partly-recognised state of Kosovo. In a small paradise of warm sun, a cool garden with lush trees and bubbling fountains, and an atmosphere of openness … 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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Discussion on the opening of Ergneti market

The “People’s Party of the Republic of South Ossetia” opposes the re-opening of Ergneti market (closed by the Georgian authorities in 2004; before that a thriving trade place where thousands of Georgians and South Ossetians connected), which is currently being … Continue reading

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What language to speak

Earlier his week, IKV Pax Christi hosted a film screening and discussion with filmmaker Mamuka Kuparadze, organised jointly with the Dutch branch of Amnesty International and Caucasus Interconnect. Mamuka’s Tbilisi-based Studio Re produces documentary films on questions related to conflict, … Continue reading

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