Negotiating Armenian-Azerbaijani Peace: Opportunities, by Ohannes Geukjian

By Ohannes Geukjian

Clash solution, clash administration and clash adjustments are significant topics during this designated publication which examines, explores and analyses the mediation makes an attempt of the association for defense and Cooperation in Europe within the Nagorno-Karabakh clash. Ohannes Geukjian exhibits the main notable attribute of a chronic inner clash corresponding to this can be its asymmetry and explains that, with no assembly simple human wishes like identification, attractiveness, protection and participation, resolving any protracted social clash is especially tricky. The Armenian Azerbaijani case demonstrates how authentic international relations will not be capable of remedy protracted inner conflicts as, with no addressing the genuine factors of the not easy dating, makes an attempt at peace making will continuously be sporadic and the gap for mutual knowing and compromise cut down. Geukjian exhibits that clash transformation has a specific salience in uneven conflicts similar to this the place the target is to rework unjust relationships and the place a excessive measure of polarisation among the disputants has taken root. utilizing the Nagorno-Karabakh case, this publication specializes in the anatomy and explanations of impasse in negotiations and highlights the various problems achieve a step forward.

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This chapter also examines the Budapest and Lisbon summits. We explain that a compromise agreement based on mutual concessions was very unlikely because the BATNA of both parties were superior to the offers and because public opinion in general and the ethno-nationalists in particular were unready for accepting peace. Thus, H1 is tested here. It was crucially important to address the core issues of the conflict to build the peace rather than ignoring them. H3 is also tested here to analyse why the parties rejected the various peace plans.

Miller (eds), Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict (Cambridge and London: The MIT Press, 1996–97), pp. 108–9. 15 Azar, The Management, p. 15. ), Conflict Transformation (Palgrave: St Martin’s Press, 1995), p. 230. Conceptual Framework 25 that has been infused with symbolic qualities. Such issues in turn lead to zerosum proposals which hamper negotiations. This research suggests that resolving a territorial issue, like the N-K conflict, is not simply drawing the border between N-K and Azerbaijan, but resolving the symbolic and transcendent value of the territory which is endemic to the rivalry or historic animosity between the two nations.

3. ), Conflict Transformation (Houndmills and Basingstoke: St Martin’s Press, 1995), p. 75. Conceptual Framework 27 The bulk of conflict theory regards the issues, actors and interests as given and on that basis make efforts to find a solution to militate or eliminate contradictions between them. Yet, the issues, actors and interests change over time as a consequence of the social, economic and political dynamics of societies. Even if we deal with non-structural aspects of conflicts, such as actor preferences, the assumption of stability, usually make in the game-theoretic approach to conflict studies, is unwarranted.

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