Kakha Gogolashvili: The Conflicts in the South Caucasus

22. June 2014

The split between the European Neighborhood Policy (ENP) and the newly emerged Eastern Partnership (EaP) in 2009 marked a conceptual shift in the basic principles the EU used to apply to its neighborhood. The ENP as a policy instrument appeared insufficiently flexible and less sophisticated to reach the same effect in regards to two very different regional contexts – Southern Mediterranean and Eastern Europe. The ENP as a political tool proved unable to fully employ the principle of differentiation without affecting the goals of strengthening the dynamics of regional cooperation among the partner states. Download the publication here (.pdf)