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Final Dissertation : "The EU's involvement in the conflicts of South Caucasus : The case of Nagorno Karabakh conflict"

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Nikoghosyan, Tatévik ULiège
Promotor(s) : Santander, Sébastian ULiège
Date of defense : 20-Aug-2019/5-Sep-2019 • Permalink : http://hdl.handle.net/2268.2/7781
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Title : Final Dissertation : "The EU's involvement in the conflicts of South Caucasus : The case of Nagorno Karabakh conflict"
Translated title : [fr] The EU’s involvement in the conflicts of South Caucasus: The case of Nagorno Karabakh conflict
Author : Nikoghosyan, Tatévik ULiège
Date of defense  : 20-Aug-2019/5-Sep-2019
Advisor(s) : Santander, Sébastian ULiège
Committee's member(s) : Bayramzadeh, Kamal ULiège
Vlassis, Antonios ULiège
Language : English
Number of pages : 88
Keywords : [en] NK conflict, EU’ ‘soft normative’ power, the ENP conflict management, the EU- Russian national interests, energy security
Discipline(s) : Law, criminology & political science > Criminal law & procedure
Target public : Professionals of domain
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Institution(s) : Université de Liège, Liège, Belgique
Degree: Master en sciences politiques, orientation générale
Faculty: Master thesis of the Faculté de Droit, de Science Politique et de Criminologie

Abstract

[en] The Nagorno Karabakh conflict is one of the ethno political conflicts in the former Soviet Union, and after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Transcaucasia became one of the most dangerous zones of the ethno political conflicts and they are among “those on which global attention has been fixed in recent years”.
Several foreign mediating powers pursued their own geopolitical and economic goals in the region, and wished to actively participate in it in order to spread their influence.
The European Union, in its turn, has constantly been playing a role in settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict due to its normative and soft power policy in peacekeeping and mediation processes in the region.
The major objective of this paper is, firstly, to identify the available legal, diplomatic and political tools which the EU disposes through its transformative norms. Secondly, the interests of the EU for intervention and the capabilities that the EU has for responding the challenges towards the traditional actors. Thirdly it concludes, even if the EU has the effective tools and capabilities for a possible positive contribution in NK conflict resolution process, but under certain political, economical, security circumstances NK conflict is not a priority in the EU political agenda.
The Nagorno Karabakh conflict is inching towards another escalation. Both Armenia and Azerbaijan have been engaged in alarming arms races. The number of crises and casualties has been increasing
In recent years, particularly after April War 2016, the EU became more concerned with the resolution of Nagorno Karabakh conflict, whilst, till now, not recording any tangible results in the peace resolution process. The purpose of this work is to assess the European Union’s past and current ‘problematic’ role in the conflict resolution process, based on the peaceful settlement, in the framework of the EU’s interests and the European Neighborhood Policy


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