LINKS (Dialogue, Analysis and Research) has provided space for dialogue and analytical discussion, backed by in-depth research, on issues related to the Caucasus region and more particularly the Nagorny Karabakh conflict for nearly two decades. LINKS (DAR) also contributes to a broader understanding of the conflict, and processes around it, in a wider regional and international context through constant engagement with the international community. It achieves this through its publications and briefings to governments and institutions within the EU and beyond.

In the third phase of the EPNK programme, LINKS is working closely with two leading think-tanks, the European Policy Centre in Brussels and the International Peace Institute in Vienna.

LINKS’s contribution to the third phase of the EPNK programme includes:

  • Providing daily news and analysis on the conflict and the wider region on the web portal in Russian and English. The website is complemented by a popular Facebook page and Twitter feed;
  • Maintaining regular dialogue with the governments, parliaments and political forces in Armenia and Azerbaijan, the de facto authorities in Nagorno-Karabakh, the displaced community of Azerbaijanis from Nagorno-Karabakh, and other stakeholders from across the conflict divide to contribute to new ideas on and approaches to the conflict’s resolution;
  • Challenging stereotypical positions and encouraging broader strategic thinking through articles and interviews in the mainstream media in Armenia and Azerbaijan and beyond, as well as through participation in roundtables, conferences and events;
  • Working with the European Policy Centre in Brussels to provide regular reports, analysis and commentaries on issues related to the Nagorny Karabakh conflict, and promote a space for discussion on the conflict and related issues;
  • Working with the international Peace institute in Vienna to gather experts from the region and the international community to focus on particularly difficult points of the conflict-settlement process;
  • Mentoring young academics and researchers working on the Nagorny Karabakh conflict and wider Caucasus issues both in the region and in the EU.

For more information please visit LINKS' website.

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