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The starting point of the Caucasus-Caspian Commission is that “the current status quo in the Caucasus contributes to the further entrenchment of the region’s fault-lines into its development. Unresolved confl ict casts a pervasive mood of uncertainty over the politics of the entire region, defl ects resources that could be directed towards development and hampers region-wide co-operation”. While the Commission states that “military gains resulting from the previous use of force during confl ict” should be renounced, it also argues that the short term the existence of unrecognized entities must be regularized.

 

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The Caucasus Caspian Commission
The Caucasus Caspian Commission
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