Abkhazia: The Long Road to Reconciliation

TitleAbkhazia: The Long Road to Reconciliation
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2013
Subtitle / Series TitleInternational Crisis Group Europe Report N°224
InstitutionInternational Crisis Group

Georgia’s peaceful change of government in 2012 stoked optimism about reducing the open hostility with Russia and Abkhazia since the 2008 war. Though swift agreement on larger questions – like Abkhazia’s status or the return of Georgian internally displaced persons (IDPs) – is highly unlikely, the three sets of authorities at least share a common interest to cooperate in incremental confidence-building measures. For the immediate future, therefore, it would be beneficial for all sides to concentrate on achievable goals, including an intensified dialogue on basic security-related and humanitarian issues. Executive SummaryFull Report

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