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Karabakh Project, year 2 – ASCN 2016, Outphasing I


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Dieses von der Gebert Rüf Stiftung geförderte Projekt wird von folgenden weiteren Projektpartnern mitgetragen: Interfakultäres Institut für Ost- und Ostmitteleuropa IIOOE der Universität Freiburg

Project data

  • Project no: GRS-094/15 
  • Amount of funding: CHF 20'000 
  • Approved: 21.01.2016 
  • Duration: 02.2016 - 02.2017 
  • Area of activity:  ASCN, 2009 - 2018

Project management

Project description

The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict remains one of the most serious factors affecting regional politics and security of the South Caucasus. The lasting conflict in Ukraine, Russia’s international isolation and con-frontation with the West highlight the risk that the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict may escalate as a result of the actions of external stakeholders.

What is special about the project?

International organisations and leading Western states can take steps to prevent the Nagorno-Karabakh factor from becoming a new source of confrontation between Russia and the West. An efficient prevention tool would be the conduct of international projects directed towards awareness-raising and consultations involving experts and decision-makers. Apart from other things, such projects can create a platform for contacts between the societies and political elites of Azerbaijan, Armenia and, last but not least, Nagorno-Karabakh. The proposed project is directed at finding solutions to these long-term problems using a multilevel approach including an academic and analytical perspective, and interaction between societies, government agencies and international community.


The project was successfully completed. A series of open roundtables with the participation of a wide audience including the media, civil society, political parties, international organizations and accredited embassies in Armenia, as well as closed expert roundtables on specific aspects of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict were conducted in 2015-2016.


The project-related book, entitled “Deterrence in the Karabakh Conflict” and written by Sergey Minasyan, was published and presented in Yerevan in October 2016.



Persons involved in the project

Tamara Brunner, tamara.notexisting@nodomain.combrunner@unifr.notexisting@nodomain.comch, Projektkoordinatorin, Universität Freiburg, Pérolles II, Boulevard de Pérolles 90, 1700 Fribourg, phone +41 (0)26 300 77 74

Last update to this project presentation  17.10.2018