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Ceasefires and Peace Agreements in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia: assessing the inclusion of security-sector reform provisions

11 May, 2022



The study is the first to include peace agreements and ceasefires resulting from both intra-state and inter-state conflicts in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus.

It employs an innovative security sector reform index, which separates security sector reform provisions into sectorial components, and disaggregates these, in turn, into additional clusters. In such a way, the study has been able to provide detailed qualitative data on both the extent to which security sector reform provisions have been included in peace agreements and ceasefires, and the exact nature of such provisions. It also includes an annex which contains the text of all 51 peace agreements and ceasefires examined, some of which have never been published before.

The research shows that humanitarian, international monitoring and DDR aspects dominate in ceasefire and peace agreements in the post-soviet space.