UDC 327.56:341.6(479)
Biblid: 0543-3657, 64 (2013)
Vol. 64, No 1152, pp. 55-73
DOI:

Pregledni članak
Received: 10 Oct 2013
Accepted: 01 Jan 1970

FROZEN CONFLICTS AND NEGOTIATING PROCESS IN THE SOUTH CAUCASUS REGION

Jović-Lazić Ana (Naučni saradnik, Institut za međunarodnu politiku i privredu, Beograd), anajovic@diplomacy.bg.ac.rs
Lađevac Ivona (Istraživač saradnik, Institut za međunarodnu politiku i privredu, Beograd), ivona@diplomacy.bg.ac.rs

South Caucasus is ethnic and inter-confessional very diverse region, which is highly loaded with frozen conflicts. They date from the late eighties and nineties as a result of ethno-political conflict that occurred due to the attempts of South Ossetia, Abkhazia and Nagorno-Karabakh to gain independence from Georgia and Azerbaijan. These conflicts led to a significant engagement of various international actors in the region. Their participation was mainly motivated by different geopolitical interests, which is why the negotiations that lasted for years have not brought a final political solution to the frozen conflicts. This continues to limit progress in achieving political and economic reform in South Caucasus.

Keywords: frozen conflicts, the South Caucasus, Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Nagorno-Karabakh, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia, EU, OSCE, UN