Cover Osteuropa 11/2007

In Osteuropa 11/2007

Frozen Conflicts in the Southern Caucasus
Problems and Limits of Europeanisation

Uwe Halbach

Deutsche Fassung


With the European Security Strategy and the Neighbourhood Policy in the greater Black Sea area, regional conflicts in the southern Caucasus came to the fore of EU foreign and security policy. Since then, the “Europeanisation” of these “frozen conflicts” has been discussed. Both terms are controversial. The “frozen state” of unsolved conflicts of secession from Abkhazia to Nagorno-Karabakh is being called into question by diverse developments. “Europeanisation” has taken place on the level of perception, but less on the level of action.

(Osteuropa 11/2007, pp. 83–94)