Istanbul Process, Georgia-Russia Dialogue Process

Among the dialogue processes facilitated within the framework of GPPAC, the Istanbul Process has played a prominent role. In the aftermath of the August 2008 conflict between Russia and Georgia, the International Center on Conflict and Negotiation initiated a dialogue between Russian and Georgian political experts.

Since its inception, the Istanbul Process has become the longest-living dialogue between high-profile experts from Russia and Georgia and has developed serious capacity to influence the relations between the two countries.

It produced a wide range of exchange and analysis of the fundamental causes of the conflict, and potential mechanisms for normalising relations between Russian and Georgia.

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