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An Armoured Personnel carrier (APC) of Russian peacekeeping forces is stationed above the demarcation line near the village of Charektar on November 25, 2020, as Azerbaijan said its forces had entered the Kalbajar district, the second of three to be handed back by Armenia as part of a deal that ended weeks of fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh.

Russia – Ukraine War and the South Caucasus: Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan – GS

Mastering the growing crisis in the South Caucasus: A role for the West and Turkey

The South Caucasus’ regional order has undergone a profound and dynamic transformation in recent years. These monumental shifts have come as a result of, inter alia, the war in Karabakh, internal changes in Georgia, and, above all, Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. The ongoing Russo-Ukrainian war, in particular, has given fundamental importance…
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Azerbaijan’s interest is primarily a local one—the Zangezur corridor connecting Azerbaijan, through Armenian territory, with its landlocked exclave the Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic. But the broader relevance of the South Caucasus is as a critical land bridge linking the Black and Caspian Seas, and the European world and Asia. As such, it is an area…
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Russia plays an important role in the most volatile conflict in the region — that between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh. The decades-long war over this breakaway, primarily ethnic Armenian region in Azerbaijan flared up again in 2020, resulting in more than 1,000 casualties. This conflict directly affects Armenia and Azerbaijan’s behavior…
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