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Easing the Crossing

More permits, crossing points and clearer rules are needed

Despite all their disagreements, the parties to the Georgia conflict appear to agree on one thing: avoiding renewed armed conflict in the region. Indeed, renewed violence would have terrible consequences, and establishing effective conflict-prevention mechanisms should be a top priority. But having visited both conflict lines in recent weeks, we have concluded that any effective prevention regime must address the human-security needs of what could be called trans-boundary populations.

This article was originally published in IISS.