This article assesses the EU’s impact and effectiveness in promoting peace in its neighbourhood through the use of its contractual relations. It does so by focusing on two conflict zones at the EU’s doorstep: Turkey’s Kurdish question and Georgia’s conflicts with Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
The EU and Conflict Resolution in Turkey and Georgia: Hindering EU Potential Through the Political Management of Contractual Relations
in Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 46, No. 4 (September 2008), p. 877-899