Europe's Next Avoidable War: Nagorno-Karabakh

Hardcover | March 5, 2013

EditorMichael Kambeck, Sargis Ghazaryan

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Nagorno-Karabakh is the most perilous of the so-called frozen conflicts in Eastern Europe. Whilst the war in Georgia in 2008 shocked the world, there are striking similarities between the pre-war situation there and the recently aggravated situation concerning Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenia and Azerbaijan. In an area almost free of observers, the implications of a new war in Nagorno-Karabakh are largely underestimated. This book sheds light on the current situation in Nagorno-Karabakh, how it evolved, and likely scenarios, taking into account the changed landscape including the EU's new foreign policy instruments. Kambeck and Ghazaryan suggest concrete policy proposals in order to make war a less likely outcome.

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Nagorno-Karabakh is the most perilous of the so-called frozen conflicts in Eastern Europe. Whilst the war in Georgia in 2008 shocked the world, there are striking similarities between the pre-war situation there and the recently aggravated situation concerning Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenia and Azerbaijan. In an area almost free of observer...

DR MICHAEL KAMBECK is co-founder of European Friends of Armenia (EuFoA) and is also its Secretary General. He worked as Director for Government Relations (Burson-Marsteller) and Chief of Staff for MEP Elmar Brok (European Parliament). He holds a PhD in Political Science (University of Bonn) and an MA in European Studies (University of...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:296 pages, 11.12 × 6.32 × 0.99 inPublished:March 5, 2013Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230300669

ISBN - 13:9780230300668

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Setting the Geopolitical Stage; S.Ghazaryan
PART I: APPROACHING THE CONFLICT: THE INTERNAL RATIONALE
The Quintessential Conflict: A Cultural and Historic Analysis of Nagorno-Karabakh; B.Coulie
A Case Sui Generis: Nagorno-Karabakh in Comparison with Other Ethnic Conflicts in Eastern Europe; U.Halbach
What the People Think: Town Hall Meetings Reveal the EU's Potential and Limits in the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict; T.Poghosyan & A.Martirosyan
What the People Think: Key Findings and Observations of a Town Hall Meeting Project in Azerbaijan, Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh; T.Poghosyan & A.Martirosyan
Nagorno-Karabakh: Learning from the Flemish Experience within Belgium?; D.Rochtus
The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict in Light of Polls in Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh; A.Cooper and K. Morris
PART II: THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY AS FOREIGN POLICY ACTORS IN N-K: THE EXTERNAL RATIONALE
The EU's New Foreign Policy and Its Impact on the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict; E.Brok
Soft and Hard Security in the South Caucasus and Nagorno Karabakh: A Euro Atlantic Perspective; R.Giragosian
The Cold War Legacy in Nagorno-Karabakh: Visions from Russia, The USA and Regional Actors; S.Markedonov
An Eye Witness' View: Human Suffering in Nagorno-Karabakh and the Possible Role of the UK in Preventing New Violence; C.Cox
Evolution of the EU Position Vis-A-Vis the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict; P.Hovhannisyan
PART III: EUROPE'S NEXT AVOIDABLE WAR: THE PEACE RATIONALE
Conflict and Security in Nagorno-Karabakh: What Contribution from the EU; P.Semneby
Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: the Golden Apple of Discord or a Toy that Two Have Failed to Share; G.Gurbanov
The EU'S Commitment in Nagorno Karabakh and the Required Steps Ahead; C.Tannock
Building a 'Consensus for Peace' in Armenia and Azerbaijan; D.Sammut
The Karabakh Dilemma: Right to Self-Determination, Imperative of Territorial Integrity, or a Caucasian New Deal?; F.Engel
Learning from Georgia: A Non-Use-of-Force Treaty for Nagorno-Karabakh; O.Luchterhandt
Conclusion: Realistic Scenarios and How to Avoid a War in Nagorno-Karabakh; M.Kambeck

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"While there are numerous books on the NK conflict, this one stands out from the set in that not only does it comprehensively present the conflict, but also, and perhaps more importantly, aims to come up with innovative solutions which would contribute to the conflict settlement." - European Union Affairs "The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan almost defines the intractable in so-called intractable ethnic conflicts. Ever since the break-up of the Soviet Union it has festered without much progress towards resolution. This book is the first to address the conflict across its various dimensions and to suggest approaches to its amelioration. What is most refreshing about the whole collection is the attitude that if it is to be resolved the conflict must be seen as ineluctably political and that military solutions would be anything but."— John Agnew, University of California, Los Angeles, USA