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Armenia-Turkey Manual

Armenia-Turkey Manual

Even if there are no diplomatic relations and the land border remains closed, there are numerous persons and institutions in Armenia and in Turkey working on bilateral relations and related issues. Who are these persons and institutions, what are their projects and publications and in what areas are they actively working? This manual is meant to provide answers to these questions through a user-friendly overview introducing key people and key institutions.

Turkey-Armenia Manual

Turkey-Armenia Manual

Even if there are no diplomatic relations and the land border remains closed, there are numerous persons and institutions in Armenia and in Turkey working on bilateral relations and related issues. Who are these persons and institutions, what are their projects and publications and in what areas are they actively working? This manual is meant to provide answers to these questions through a user-friendly overview introducing key people and key institutions.

Reinventing Georgia: The story of a Libertarian Revolution

Reinventing Georgia: The story of a Libertarian Revolution

This report is about a remarkable man, a south east European country in a time of transition, and the power and influence of a seductive ideology. The man is Kakha Bendukize, a philosopher-entrepreneur and one of the most interesting thinkers in today's post-Soviet world; the country is Georgia, a small republic of 4 million people in the South Caucasus, eager to become a global model; and the ideology is libertarianism, the belief that people will be freer and more prosperous if government intervention in people's economic choices is minimised.

Armenia-Turkey: A Difficult Rapprochement

Armenia-Turkey: A Difficult Rapprochement

No single topic poisons relations between Turks and Armenians more than the 1915 destruction of the Armenian communities of Anatolia, and the question of whether it constituted genocide. For Turkey, the fight against genocide recognition on the international stage has been a central goal of foreign policy. For Armenians, the genocide and the resulting loss of a traditional homeland is a defining element of their national identity. This ESI Great Debate section looks at some of the arguments, people and issues that have most shaped this debate. It is a debate that matters enormously for both societies.

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The Great Debate

The Great Debate

It is ESI's conviction that this Great Debate is one of the most important to take place in post-cold war Germany. It bridges the border between foreign and domestic policy, linking arguments about the integration of German Turks in Berlin with those about the integration of Turkey in a wider Europe. As such, it offers enormous challenges for Turkish citizens who want to keep the debate on accession focused on traditional foreign and economic policy issues; it also offers great opportunities for populists. This cannot be helped, however; nor can it be an argument against engaging robustly with the many complex issues at stake. 


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