Larisa Sotieva


Caucasus Dialogues

In 2011, we began publishing a series of short analytical pieces which offer Georgian and Abkhaz perspectives on events in the region as they unfold.

This series is a platform for informed analysis on current affairs by those who might not typically be approached by mainstream news agencies or who do not trust the editorial policy of these outlets. It offers a valuable opportunity to fill gaps in existing reporting and provide deeper insight into a topic than media outlets, serving as a source of information long after the news outlets move on.

Posted on 20 سبتمبر 2013

Cultural dialogue

We facilitate dialogue between cultural actors and promote shared cultural identities through the arts and literature.

The South Caucasian cultural sector is as fragmented as the societies: Georgian contemporary literature is not read in Abkhazia/South Ossetia, Armenian literature is not read in Azerbaijan, and so on. In this context, cultural dialogue can help to promote a Caucasian cultural identity in all its diversity while at the same time celebrating individual ethnic cultural identities.

Posted on 01 شهر اكتوبر 2013

Dialogue through research

In 2008, we began working with local Georgian and Abkhaz partners to present research by Georgian and Abkhaz experts on different aspects of the conflict.

Posted on 01 شهر اكتوبر 2013

We are pursuing partnerships with higher education institutions in Sukhum/i and Tbilisi, in order to develop conflict studies programmes which can provide young people with the skills they need as the next generation of decision-makers to support peace, including critical thinking and debate.

Posted on 01 شهر اكتوبر 2013

Mediation and dialogue in the South Caucasus

This initiative brought together third-party facilitators of peacebuilding initiatives underway in the South Caucasus since the 1990s, as well as local participants in the initiatives from opposing sides of the conflicts, to engage in individual and group reflection on the successes and failures of peacebuilding over the years.

Posted on 01 شهر اكتوبر 2013