Nagorno-Karabakh

PONARS Eurasia 12 Oct 2020
(Live Science) Since the end of September, hundreds of soldiers and civilians are thought to have been killed in a rapidly developing conflict between the rival Caucasus nations of Armenia and Azerbaijan.  But why are they in conflict? [...] "I don't think anyone knows for sure why this recent conflict started now. It looks like Azerbaijan started it, but it's difficult to know...
PONARS Eurasia 07 Oct 2020
(ArmInfo) Just a couple of days ago, literally, I would say that I do not see any indicators that show the possibility of a suspension of hostilities, however, now the situation has changed. Director of the Caucasus Institute Alexander Iskandaryan stated this at a press conference. In particular,  according to him, these indicators are the plane that landed in Yerevan, the...
Eiki Berg 02 Oct 2020
(defactostates.ut.ee) Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR) has not been recognized by any UN member state, including Armenia. There have been some rumors about Uruguay’s willingness to recognize NKR’s independence as well as Tuvalu’s intentions to establish diplomatic relations. So far, however, none of these have materialized. NKR has been recognized by Abkhazia, South Ossetia and...
Pavel Baev 30 Sep 2020
(Brookings) full-blown war erupted in the South Caucasus last Sunday, September 27, and as the two belligerents — Armenia and Azerbaijan — mobilize their forces under martial law, no international authority is trying in earnest to stop the hostilities. The conflict over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region ignited 30 years ago as the Soviet Union was collapsing and has never effectively “...
Peter Rutland 17 Apr 2020
(Caucasus Survey) Abstract: The article analyzes the evolution of Russia’s policy in secessionist conflicts in the post-Soviet space in 1991–2018. The authors differentiate the patterns of Russian policy between the “first” and “second” generation of frozen conflicts. The “first generation” includes four conflicts of an ethno-linguistic nature that arose out of the collapse of the USSR in the...
PONARS Eurasia 15 Apr 2020
(IWPR) The breakaway republic of Nagorny Karabakh is voting in its second round of presidential elections, despite warnings of the potential dangers of public gatherings amidst the coronavirus pandemic. While elections on March 31 led to the formation of a new parliament, none of the presidential candidates received more than 50 per cent of the votes. [...] “The future of the Karabakh...
PONARS Eurasia 01 Jul 2008
(BBC) Azerbaijan and Armenia became independent after the collapse of the Soviet Union, but a mountainous area of Azerbaijan called Nagorno-Karabakh (NK) triggered war. Historically it was mainly Armenian Christian, and when it wanted its own independence, Armenian troops helped the Karabakh army push Azeris out. Azerbaijan is still officially at war over NK, and Simons journey starts in...