Since the disintegration of the Soviet Union, ethnic and political conflict has stood in the way of reform in the Newly Independent States. The NGO Working Group on Conflict Prevention and Conflict Resolution was formed in 1998 to help build constructive relationships and assist in peacekeeping efforts in the region. Andre Kamenshikov is the director of Nonviolence International one of the NGOs that form the Working Group coalition and the coordinator for NGO support of the Working Group. He spoke with EurasiaNet about the organization's plans in Central Asia and the Caucasus. The text of the interview follows:
EurasiaNet: What is the main aim of the NGO Working Group?
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