As talks reach a crucial stage, Afghan and international politicians should not repeat the mistakes of the past.
While their visible presence is reassuring, questions still remain over longer-term solutions.
Thousands of residents have already come back, but many face a challenging future.
Engagement has focused more on economic cooperation than conflict resolution.
With both Armenia and Azerbaijan as neighbours, Tbilisi has long tried to stay neutral.
Opposition protests continue over terms of treaty with Azerbaijan.
With questions remaining over implementation, any move towards reconciliation seems far away.
Moscow’s role, as in other secessionist conflicts in the region, has been key.
Chisinau’s new coalition government makes fresh attempt to get negotiations back on track.
A personal note by Anthony Borden, Executive Director of the Institute for War & Peace Reporting.