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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.

The human cost of conflict

International Alert’s new brochure showcases and reflects on the work of Unheard Voices, an innovative EU-funded project bringing together media professionals from major mainstream and independent media ou

Неуслышанные голоса

Эта брошюра отображает работу, проделанную журналистами из Армении, Азербайджана и Нагорного Карабаха в рамках проекта «Неуслышанные голоса», финансируемого Европейским Союзом, который собрал вместе журналистов из ведущих и независимых средств массовой информации региона.

Unheard Voices

This brochure showcases and reflects on the work of ‘Unheard Voices’, an exciting project bringing together media professionals from major mainstream and independent media outlets in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Nagorny Karabakh.

Recipes for peace

In December 2014, International Alert and its partner the Caucasus Business and Development Network (CBDN) visited Kars in Turkey as part of our Recipes for Peace project.

Sharing unheard voices

The Nagorny Karabakh conflict has been marked by a dramatic deterioration in the last few months, following military escalation and the highest number of casualties since the 1994 ceasefire agreement. Coverage of the conflict in the media is under heightened scrutiny and it is becoming increasingly difficult to practice high-quality, uncompromised journalism and offer alternative perspectives.

Russian-Abkhaz Partnership Agreement

On 16th January, International Alert held a roundtable where experts and officials from the European Union discussed the November 24th Russian-Abkhaz Agreement on Alliance and Strategic Partnership with Georgian, Abkhaz and Russian experts both from civil society as well as the authorities in Tbilisi and Sukhum/i.

Promoting peace through cuisine

International Alert has launched a new initiative with the Caucasus Business and Development Network (CBDN) called ‘Recipes for Peace’.

Of figs and boarding passes: What a fig and a boarding pass say about people's relationship to the state and to each other

One can expect surprises, both pleasant and less so, when travelling in Russia. Curious experiences can provide a more complete view of a Russia that is multi-faceted and sometimes contradictory – and may even bring you closer to comprehending the country; and while I agree with the great poet Tyutchev that Russia cannot be understood with the mind alone, I have not yet decided whether to believe in her.[1]

International Festival of Tea and Honey

On 26 October, peacebuilding charity International Alert and the Caucasus Business and Development Network (CBDN) will host their annual International Festival of Tea and Honey to demonstrate how their work supporting local business initiatives is enabling greater regional cooperation.

Fragile reforms

This study highlights a range of insights and opportunities to enhance how the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank approach project financing in fragile and conflict-affected situations.