Example framework : Answers
Answers to the framework questions are provided below.
Who are the primary actors?
Democratic, Islamic and Nationalist movements; Uzbeks
Who else has been involved?
Pakistan, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Uzbekistan, American-Russian academic team
What was the driving or motivating the primary parties to the conflict?
What were their underlying fears?
Losing access to the country’s political and economic spoils
Issues, scope, and stage of the conflict
What phase is the conflict in right now?
Who is suffering or most affected among the population?
What is at stake in the conflict?
Political control of the country
Power, resources, and relationships
What resources and capacity does each side possess?
What relationships exist among the leaders?
What communication channels exist?
History of the relationship and peacemaking efforts
Was there a time when the parties coexisted peacefully?
During Soviet rule
Collapse of the Soviet Union
What were previous attempts at settlement, including those by non-state actors, and why did they fail?
Unofficial dialogue conducted by U.S. -Russian academic team
Was there a pattern to the failures?