Featured Next on February 15
Analytical articles: Youth in South Caucasus: Agents of Peace or Soldiers? Jale Sultanli
Back to Basics: Preventing a New War over Nagorno- Karabakh Richard Giragosyan
Bi- weekly news digest of Azerbaijani and Armenian media on Nagorno Karabakh and Armenian- Azerbaijani relations
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.
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.”