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In the Caucasus and Central Asia we work with people affected by conflict to challenge attitudes and foster peace, and have established a regional business network.

Restoring the South Caucasus railways

International Alert has published the second volume of its research, Rehabilitation of the railways in the South Caucasus, which assesses the potential economic benefits of re-opening the Kars–Gyumri–Nakhichevan–Meghri–Baku (KGNMB) railway.

The price of human life after the MH17 tragedy in Ukraine

On the evening of 17 July I met up with an old friend and former colleague. We were enjoying the pleasant weather and anticipation of the weekend, dining on an open terrace in central London, chatting somewhat naively about this and that, including the crisis in Ukraine and how to address it. Oblivious to the breaking news, we had absolutely no idea that the context we were discussing had fundamentally changed.

Восстановление железных дорог на Южном Кавказе, Том 2

Данная публикация посвящена оценке потенциальных затрат и выгод от восстановления железных дорог на Южном Кавказе, в частности, железной дороги Карс-Гюмри-Нахичевань-Мегри-Баку.

A model for cooperation in the South Caucasus

Over the last three months International Alert and our partner, the Caucasus Business and Development Network (CBDN), have been hosting a series of festivals in the South Caucasus to promote regional economic dialogue and cooperation, including CBDN’s own Caucasian Brands.

Covering conflict in the digital age: The importance of human empathy

Tiko Tsomaia is an Assistant Professor at the Georgian Institute for Public Affairs. This article is part of the Caucasus Dialogue series on ‘Tolerance and conflict’. You can read other articles in this series here. Introduction What I love about journalism, and what is of great importance, is reporting true stories that can change society. Yes, journalism matters, but is everything that we call journalism actually journalism? How can we differentiate between accountability journalism and propaganda and advertisements?

Exhibition: Caucasus Tastes and Flavours

The Caucasus Business and Development Network (CBDN) and peacebuilding organisation International Alert are holding ‘Caucasus Tastes and Flavours’, an exhibition of Caucasian Brand's tea, honey, cheese and wine, in the square at the Martiros Saryan monument in Yerevan on 10 July 2014 from 4-8pm.

CBDN invites citizens and guests of Yerevan to taste, discuss and give feedback on Caucasian Brands, which are the result of regional cooperation and symbols of an economically connected and cooperating South Caucasus.

Caucasus Tastes and Flavours

The Caucasus Business and Development Network (CBDN) and peacebuilding organisation International Alert are holding ‘Caucasus Tastes and Flavours’, an exhibition of Caucasian Brand's tea, honey, cheese and wine, in the square at the Martiros Saryan monument in Yerevan on 10 July 2014 from 4-8pm.

Building bridges

This project promotes greater inclusiveness and pluralism in policy-making processes in Tajikistan, particularly on key social and economic challenges such as democracy and development. It will strengthen the role that civil society actors play within these processes and increase their ability to build consensus around sustainable solutions, utilising Tajikistan’s tradition of tolerance and dialogue. Our activities include research, dialogue events and training workshops.

Unheard Voices

International Alert has launched a new project called ‘Unheard Voices’, to share the stories of ordinary people whose lives are affected by the Nagorny Karabakh conflict.