Alexander Rusetsky: International institutions have failed a number of peace-building processes

Aleksander Rusecky - representative of the South Caucasus Institute for Regional Security - information participant of the Georgian-Russian Civil Dialogue gave interview on situation with peace-building cooperation on South Caucasus.

The diagnostics of conflicts in the South Caucasus is on a very low level, director of South Caucasus Institute for Regional Security of Georgia Alexander Rusetsky told a press conference today, analyzing the issues of conflict resolution and establishment of peace in the region. He sees a danger of resumption of military action in Karabakh.

The South Caucasus Institute for Regional Security has published a book, which notes that the conflicting parties should not suffer because of the ambitions of the international community.

“International structures have actually failed many processes targeted at maintenance of peace. The effectiveness of their activity gives occasion to think that international organizations have serious problems with the attempts to maintain peace,” Alexander Rusetsky said.

Today Russia and Turkey are to a certain extent involved in the processes taking place in the region. After the 5-day Russian-Georgian war Turkey came forth with an initiative of establishing a Security and Stability Platform in the Caucasus, which did not come true, but clearly demonstrated Turkey’s aspirations.

Director of South Caucasus Institute for Regional Security emphasized the importance of the Armenian-Turkish process. “Although the ratification of the protocols is suspended, the process will continue in case proper conditions are provided,” he said.

Geopolitical extremism poses a serious danger, Alexander Rusetsky said. According to him, formats other than the OSCE Minsk Group can exist for the settlement of the Karabakh issue. He said other role-players could be included in those structures, adding that first of all the people of Karabakh should participate in determining their future. 


Anna Nazaryan