Deconflicting Protracted Conflicts in the South Caucasus: The Role of the EU and NATO

This policy paper examines the geopolitical dynamics of conflicts in the South Caucasus and offers policy recommendations that consider the geopolitical realities. Additionally, the policy recommendations take into account perspectives of various internal and external players, thereby representing recommendations that can be be viewed as attractive by various parties.

What Kind of Sovereignty? Examining Alternative Governance Methods in the South Caucasus

This paper examines the nature of sovereignty in the South Caucasus and offers alternative interpretations of sovereignty which may prove useful in conflict mitigation.

Building Confidence in the South Caucasus: Strengthening the EU’s and NATO’s Soft Security Initiatives

This policy paper examines the positive attributes of NATO and EU soft security initiatives and offers recommendations on how the continuation and expansion of such initiatives can foster regional stability.

Sunni Foreign Fighters in Syria: Background, Facilitating Factors and Select Responses

This background paper is based on a presentation during a partnership for Peace Consortium (PfPC) Combating Terrorism Workshop held in Brussels April 23-25, 2014 on the topic of foreign fighters. The paper discusses reasons driving the phenomenon and highlights some legal responses taken by Western European states to stem flow of foreign fighters to Syria and to reduce any potential disruptive activities upon return to their countries of departure.

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