Transformation of the Georgian–Abkhaz conflict: Rethinking the paradigm (Abkhaz perspective).
A parallel research project for Conciliation Resources in which two Georgian and two Abkhaz academics examine the causes of the Georgian Abkhaz conflict, chart the progress and failures of the peace process until 2008, and offer some new perspectives on the prospects for peace following the 2008 Georgian-Russian war and the subsequent recognition of Abkhazia by Russia. Natella Akaba and Iraklii Khintba offer the Abkhaz perspective.
1. Introduction: Relevance, theoretical and practical value of the study
2. Perceptions of the nature, underlying causes and consequences of the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict before August 2008
3. An overview of the parties’ positions
4. Main stages in the negotiation process (1993-2008): evolution of approaches and analysis of results
5. The change in the context of the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict after August 2008
6. After August: conflict resolution or conflict transformation?
Natella Akaba and Iraklii Khintba
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Source: Conciliation Resources