by David Stepanyan
The experience of conflict settlement in Northern Ireland is hardly applicable to Karabakh, Manvel Sargsyan, Head of the Armenian Center for National and International Studies, said during a workshop on Tuesday.
Sargsyan believes that each conflict is unique. He thinks that conflicts can arise for similar reasons but then they develop into absolutely different political problems. Subsequently, when considering a conflict, one should first of all differentiate the point of the dispute from the policies of the entities interested in the given situation", said the analyst.
The workshop was organized by ACNIS in collaboration with International Alert (UK). The UK Ambassador to Armenia Katherine Leach, Leader of Heritage Party Raffi Hovannisian, Conciliation Resources Project Manager Siegfried Wober, analysts and mass media representatives attended the workshop.