The Limits of EU Conflict Management

This paper explores EU conflict management in the case of two separatist conflicts that have plagued Georgia and Georgian-Russian relations for most of the post-Soviet period, thus offering a case study on the dangers associated with unrecognised statehood left poorly managed in a region of significant geostrategic importance.

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Rebuilding Yemen: Roadmap for a National Dialogue

Speaking at the second session of this roundtable discussion, my contribution focuses on the parameters of an inclusive national dialogue and considers how the international community can assist Yemenis to achieve sustainable solutions to the protracted problems their... read more

Re-thinking the European Neighbourhood Policy

This public lecture at the Institute of International and European Affairs in Dublin considers how the EU’s Neighbourhood Policy has evolved from an ‘alternative to enlargement’ to a regional foreign and security policy.

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Ethnic Accommodation and Power-Sharing: 10 Years after the Ohrid Framework Agreement

The success of the Ohrid Framework Agreement of 2001 was possible because institutions of territorial self-governance were carefully designed to match the specific context of the situation in Macedonia, the international community, especially NATO and the EU, were ready to assist in the negotiation, implementation and operation of the agreement, and above all local leaders from both communities were, and are, willing and able to commit credibly to peaceful coexistence.

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The situation of Turkmen in Iraq

I gave evidence on the minority rights situation in Iraq at a hearing of the Sub-committee on Human Rights of the European Parliament in Brussels on 5 December 2011.

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