AKHALKALAK (Noyan Tapan)–International Crisis Group (ICG) senior analyst Filip Noubel–was in Akhalkalak August 30-31–to clarify whether recent tensions in Javakhk are inter-ethnic related or are conflicts between the center and region–as proposed by Georgia.
An upcoming ICG report on Javakhk will likely peg the conflict as an inter-ethnic one–reported the local A-Info news agency.
The ICG is an independent–non-profit–multinational organization–with over 100 staff members on five continents–working through field-based analysis and high-level advocacy to prevent and resolve deadly conflict.
Its teams of political analysts are located within or close by countries at risk of outbreak–escalation–or recurrence of violent conflict. Based on information and assessmen’s from the field–ICG produces regular analytical reports containing practical recommendations targeted at key international decision-takers. ICG also publishes CrisisWatch–a 12-page monthly bulletin–providing a succinct regular update on the state of play in all the most significant situations of conflict or potential conflict around the world.