Nowhere else was the collapse of the Soviet state felt as bitterly as in the Caucasus. Series of wars have left thousands dead and resulted in several million refugees and internally displaced people. Transportation routes were blocked and economies left in ruins. Nevertheless, positive trends have been recorded in the last years apart from Chechnya. Cease-fires stopped the military operations and were followed by a timid dialogue process between the former antagonists. Already members of OSCE and the Council of Europe, the three South Caucasian states, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, have declared membership in EU as their strategic aim.
CIMERA currently works on media development and citizenship issues. Through professional collaboration, we bring together journalists, media experts and academics from Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia and Western Europe. We believe that regional cooperation is the key for stability and prosperity in the Caucasus.
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Vicken Cheterian, in: Labour Focus on Eastern Europe, 64, 1999
Vicken Cheterian in: Le Monde Diplomatique, October 1999
Vicken Cheterian in: Le Monde Diplomatique, December 1998
Vicken Cheterian in: Le Monde Diplomatique, October 1997
Vicken Cheterian in: Neue Zürcher Zeitung, September 1997