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Divided Cyprus: Coming to Terms on an Imperfect Reality

Europe Report N°229, 14 March 2014

To avoid another failed effort at federal reunification in the new round of Cyprus negotiations, all sides should break old taboos and discuss all possible options, including independence for Turkish Cypriots within the European Union.

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Divided Cyprus: Coming to Terms on an Imperfect Reality, Europe Report N°229, 14 Mar 2014

To avoid another failed effort at federal reunification in the new round of Cyprus negotiations, all sides should break old taboos and discuss all possible options, including independence for Turkish Cypriots within the European Union. Ελληνικά   Türkçe

Too Far, Too Fast: Sochi, Tourism and Conflict in the Caucasus, Europe Report N°228, 30 Jan 2014

The recent bombings in the south of Russia could prove a precursor to more violence and instability in the Caucasus if Moscow does not abandon repression for political dialogue. русский

Crying “Wolf”: Why Turkish Fears Need Not Block Kurdish Reform, Europe Report N°227, 7 Oct 2013

Turkey’s government needs to recover lost momentum, press forward with democratic reforms and constitutional revision, and recognise that steps that benefit the country’s Kurds must be decoupled from disarmament talks with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

Türkçe

Armenia and Azerbaijan: A Season of Risks, Europe Briefing N°71, 26 Sep 2013

Stronger international engagement is needed to help prevent the deadly conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan from escalating gravely at a time of internal political tensions in both. русский

The North Caucasus: The Challenges of Integration (III), Governance, Elections, Rule of Law, Europe Report N°226, 6 Sep 2013

Stronger democratic institutions are crucial to easing violence in Russia’s North Caucasus, where Europe’s worst armed conflict claimed at least 1,225 victims in 2012 and 495 in the first six months of 2013. русский

Blurring the Borders: Syrian Spillover Risks for Turkey, Europe Report N°225, 30 Apr 2013

As the humanitarian crisis reaches catastrophic proportions, Syria needs to open its borders to external aid, while Turkey and its international partners need more long-term planning to meet growing refugee needs and avoid having instability spill over the porous border. Türkçe

Abkhazia: The Long Road to Reconciliation, Europe Report N°224, 10 Apr 2013

More than two decades after the Soviet Union’s collapse, the three-sided conflict involving breakaway Abkhazia, Georgia and Russia is far from a solution so all should concentrate on achievable goals, including intensified dialogue on basic security-related and humanitarian issues.

Bosnia’s Dangerous Tango: Islam and Nationalism, Europe Briefing N°70, 26 Feb 2013

Occasional violence notwithstanding, Islamism poses little danger in Bosnia, whose real risk stems from clashing national ideologies, especially as Islamic religious leaders increasingly reply with Bosniak nationalism to renewed Croat and Serb challenges to the state’s territorial integrity.

босански

Serbia and Kosovo: The Path to Normalisation, Europe Report N°223, 19 Feb 2013

Serbia and Kosovo must build on a recent breakthrough in negotiations and extend dialogue to sensitive issues, especially northern Kosovo’s institutions, in order to keep their fragile relationship moving forward.

shqipe   srpski

Georgia: Making Cohabitation Work, Europe Briefing N°69, 18 Dec 2012

Whether the smooth transfer of power Georgia achieved after October’s bitter election sets a standard for democracy in its region depends on whether the new government can strengthen the independence and accountability of state institutions in what remains a fragile, even potentially explosive political climate.

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Armenia and Azerbaijan: Season risks
Europe Briefing N ° 71, 26 Sept 2013
Now available in Russian
Crying “Wolf”: Why Turkish Fears Need Not Block Kurdish Reform
Europe Report N°227, 7 Oct 2013
Now available in Turkish
The North Caucasus: The Challenges of Integration (III), Governance, Elections, Rule of Law
Europe Report N°226, 6 Sep 2013
Now available in Russian
Bosnia's Dangerous Tango: Islam and Nationalism
Europe Briefing N°70, 30 Nov 2012
Now Available in Bosnian
Turkey’s Kurdish Impasse: The View from Diyarbakır
Europe Report N°222, 30 Nov 2012
Now Available in Turkish

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