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Karabakh—A Delicate Matter

After over 200 years, Russia’s commitment to the Caucasus remains firm On November 9, Russia signed a peace statement with the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan, ending the most recent war in Nagorno-Karabakh. Overall, Moscow emerged as the clear winner by ending hostilities, introducing peacekeepers, and maintaining its central role in the vital Caucasus region. However, Russia’s direct intervention ...


Will Moscow Lead a Historic Reconciliation Between Turkey and Armenia?

The question is whether Russia has an interest today in completing what it started in Karabakh Russia managed to stop the second Karabakh war after its mediation in completing a historic agreement between Armenia and Azerbaijan. After completing the full implementation of the terms of the agreement (among them are "land swaps" or land passages), Moscow will control transportation between Armenia and part of the Karabakh enclave across the territory of Azerbaijan ...


Moscow’s New Rules

... dated. The Baltic states have been in NATO for sixteen years; Ukraine has been pro-Western and anti-Russian since the Maidan revolution; so has Georgia, only for a decade longer; Moldova is torn in both directions, but leaning more toward the West; Azerbaijan is closely allied with Turkey; Uzbekistan is vociferously independent; and Turkmenistan is reclusive, shunning foreign connections. That leaves only Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan—five out of fourteen ex-republics—as ...


Russia and the Judgment of Solomon in Nagorno-Karabakh

... peacekeeping troops to Nagorno-Karabakh following the attack of its Mi-24 helicopter over Armenia, thus putting an end to more than six weeks of intense fighting and several decades of skirmishes between the pro-Armenian separatists of Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijan. Michael Lambert: Who’s Who in Nagorno-Karabakh Russia's choice is resembling that of the Judgment of Solomon in which King Solomon of Israel ruled between two women both claiming to be the mother of a child. Solomon revealed their true feelings ...


Russia’s Foreign Policy Towards and Influence on the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

... 1994 Bishkek Protocol. Twenty-six years later, on the 9th and 10th of October 2020, it was Sergei Lavrov, the Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs, whose mediation role was critical in the more-than-ten-hour negotiation marathon with his Armenian and Azerbaijani counterparts, which eventually led to the ceasefire agreement. Nevertheless, it took notably longer than before to bring the sides to the negotiation table and all attempts at upholding the ceasefire (the second agreed upon with the input ...


Nagorno-Karabakh: Transformation From an Ethnic-Territorial to Ethnic-Religious Conflict

... World Order”, Samuel Huntington used the example of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict to demonstrate the conflict between the Christians and Muslims and civilizational clashes. When Huntington was writing his book in the 1990s, Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan were fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh. The American thinker cited this conflict, together with the Balkan conflict to illustrate the transition of world order and regime changes after the Cold War. However, contrary to Huntington’s belief, ...


Hidden Traces in the Armenia-Azerbaijan Сonflict

A Russian fallout with Armenia or Azerbaijan would mean Moscow losing its long-term influence and ability to manoeuvre in the region From a geographical perspective, the location of the Azerbaijani city of Tovuz, which witnessed penultimate clashes between Azerbaijan and Armenia in ...


Nagorno-Karabakh: A Frozen Conflict Rethawed

The EU can’t fix this, and with the United States disinterested, the task of creating long-lasting peace in the region falls upon Russia On the morning of September 27, 2020, along the Nagorno-Karabakh Line of Contact, the armed forces of Azerbaijan launched an attack on the Republic of Artsakh. The clashes, and with them military and civilian victims on both sides, are ongoing at the time of writing. Yet another escalation of the unresolved Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the Republic of Artsakh ...


Will the Fire of the Armenian-Azerbaijani Conflict Spread to the Middle East?

... Nagorno-Karabakh conflict that would be useful for external players to keep in mind, as without their help the conflicting parties are unlikely to be able to find a way out of an acute and dangerous situation for the international community. The new Armenian-Azerbaijani war (I think that the current escalation in the armed conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh (N-K) can be called a war, albeit a low or medium-intensity one) has revealed two circumstances. First, there is a close connection between events in the ...


Who’s Who in Nagorno-Karabakh

... return of raises the fundamental question of what the belligerents' expectations are and what diplomatic and military means they have at their disposal The return of violence in Nagorno-Karabakh, a mountainous territory that has been disputed between Azerbaijan and Armenia for several centuries, raises the fundamental question of what the belligerents' expectations are and what diplomatic and military means they have at their disposal to impose themselves on the ground. In Soviet times, Nagorno-Karabakh ...


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