STOCKHOLM. – The current situation may lead to a new war in the region, Research Director of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program, and a co-founder of the Institute for Security and Development Policy, Stockholm Svante Cornell told APA agency.
“I do not believe that there will be significant changes in the negotiation process in the near future. I never believed that the Kazan meeting will yield any results. In reality the conflict was pushed backwards, while neither the co-chairs, nor others make serious attempts to settle it,” Cornell said.
Commenting on the possibility of a new war, the Swedish expert said that it is quite expected.
However, it is cheaper and easier to prevent it, rather than grant an opportunity to unleash it. The similar case happened with Georgia. EU had to spend $3 billion for the Georgian economy and much political money, he said.
According to him, if half of the support was spent before the war, it might have been possible to avoid escalation. One thing is that international community should promote, other what it really does, the expert stated.