Tom de Waal “Time to Shine a Light on a Hidden Conflict: Nagorno- Karabakh in 2011″ at Caucasus Edition

Publish Date: Feb 02, 2011

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Time to Shine a Light on a Hidden Conflict: Nagorno- Karabakh in 2011

by Thomas de Waal

Intertia can be a powerful force. The ceasefire that halted fighting in the Nagorny Karabakh war in 1994 is now more than 16 years old and many people have come to assume that it is a kind of permanent fixture. A few dozen young soldiers die each year on the Line of Contact that divides Armenian and Azerbaijani forces, but the Karabakh conflict makes no impression on most of the world and is barely covered in the media or event foreign policy commentaries. 

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Over the years, there has been a growing interest in the concept of civil society and its contribution to peace. According to “A Dictionary of Civil Society, Philanthropy and the The Non- Profit Sector” written by Helmut K. Anheler and Regina List (2005), civil society is “the sum of institutions, organizations and individuals located between the family, the state and the market in which people associate voluntarily to advance common interests.”

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